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Avon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Fontainebleau at 2 km from Avon

Visit Avon: highlights and tourist information

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Avon is situated in the Seine-et-Marne department and Paris region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontainebleau at 2 km and Moret-sur-Loing at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Avon, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Avon in Paris.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau

Castle at 2 km (direction west-south-west)

The extraordinary decoration of the numerous rooms and royal apartments at Fontainebleau,...

See Fontainebleau guide
Moret-sur-Loing

Moret-sur-Loing

at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

Moret-sur-Loing is a pleasant town with a historic centre close to Fontainebleau...

See Moret-sur-Loing guide
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Castle at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is one of the most important classical style...

See Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte guide
Yevre-le-Chatel

Yevre-le-Chatel

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loiret department

The walk along the Rimarden river, the traditional charm and the ruined...

See Yevre-le-Chatel guide
 
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Provins

Provins

Heritage Site at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

The small town of Provins has retained a great deal of its...

See Provins guide
Sens

Sens

at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Yonne department

Sens is an important regional centre dominated by the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne,...

See Sens guide
Montargis

Montargis

at 47 km (direction south), in the Loiret department

With more than 130 bridges across the numerous canals and rivers in...

See Montargis guide
Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne

Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne

Castle at 49 km (direction north-north-west)

The Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne is a beautifully restored 18th century chateau with...

See Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne guide
Chateau de Vincennes

Chateau de Vincennes

Castle at 52 km (direction north-north-west), in the Val-de-Marne department

The Chateau de Vincennes has an interesting history as an important royal...

See Chateau de Vincennes guide
Bellegarde

Bellegarde

at 52 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loiret department

Bellegarde is a small traditional town with an atractive moated castle in...

See Bellegarde guide
Catacombs

Catacombs

at 55 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

For a different side of Paris, explore the ancient catacombs in tunnels...

See Catacombs guide
Pantheon

Pantheon

National Monument at 55 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

The 18th century Pantheon was originally to be a church based on...

See Pantheon guide
Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 56 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most extensive and most...

See Jardin du Luxembourg guide
Notre Dame cathedral

Notre Dame cathedral

Cathedral at 56 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, on an island in the Seine River, is...

See Notre Dame cathedral guide

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Map of places to visit near Avon

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Markets in and near Avon

  • Fontainebleau: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (3km)
  • Champagne-sur-Seine: market Thursday & Saturday (5km)
  • Moret-sur-Loing: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Melun: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (15km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine: market Sunday (15km)
  • La Chapelle-la-Reine: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Nemours: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Mormant: market Thursday (25km)
  • Moissy-Cramayel: market Saturday (25km)
  • Nangis: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near Avon, France

What to do at Avon? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Avon.

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (13km)
  • Eglises de Saint Loup (Saint-Loup-de-Naud) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (42km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (43km)
  • Collegiale Saint Quiriace (Provins) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Boiscommun) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Fontainebleau (3km)
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (17km)
  • Parc du château de Courances (19km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (39km)
  • Parc de Courson (47km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (50km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (50km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (52km)
  • Parc de Versailles (62km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (62km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

  • Etampes (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Melun (15km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (15km)
  • Creteil (44km)
  • Sens (48km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (48km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (53km)
  • Meudon (57km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc des félins (big cats) (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

Avon is in the Paris region of France at 15 kilometres from Melun, the department capital (general information: Avon is 56 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Avon

Canton: Fontainebleau

Arrondissement: Fontainebleau

Department: Seine-et-Marne

Region: Paris

Postcode: 77210

Distance to Avon

from Melun (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 56 km

from Calais: 288 km

from Nice: 630 km

from Bordeaux: 471 km

from Strasbourg: 370 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Avon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bois-le-Roi, Champagne-sur-Seine, Fericy, Fontainebleau, Hericy, Samois-sur-Seine, Samoreau, Thomery, Veneux-les-Sablons and Vulaines-sur-Seine.

This page in French: Visiter Avon

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