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Ballore tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ballore in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Paray-le-Monial basilica at 21 km from Ballore

Visit Ballore: highlights and tourist information

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Ballore is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial basilica at 21 km and Paray-le-Monial at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ballore, 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 Ballore in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the romanesque...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 24 km (direction east)

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the 17th century,...

See Cormatin guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

As well as one of the most visited abbeys...

See Cluny guide
 
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Brancion

Brancion

at 33 km (direction east)

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an important regional...

See Brancion guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 34 km (direction south-west)

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction south-west)

As well as the pretty village itself, you can...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind the...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 41 km (direction east)

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but...

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 42 km (direction east)

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in...

See Tournus abbey guide
Macon

Macon

at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a...

See Macon guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the centre of...

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Autun

Autun

at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

After exploring Autun with its old town, cathedral and...

See Autun guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 56 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites...

See Belleville guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Saone-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Ballore

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Markets in and near Ballore

  • Charolles: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (21km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (25km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (25km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Le Creusot: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (29km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (30km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (37km)

More information about Ballore, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Ballore, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (38km)
  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (50km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (14km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (19km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (22km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (33km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (34km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (37km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (41km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (45km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Digoine (12km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (26km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (27km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (27km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (34km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (38km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (44km)
  • Seille (Saône) (44km)
  • Bibracte (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (14km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Ballore is in the eastern-center of France at 44 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Ballore is 299 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ballore

Canton: Guiche

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71220

Distance to Ballore

from Macon (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 299 km

from Calais: 524 km

from Nice: 389 km

from Bordeaux: 428 km

from Strasbourg: 341 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car or drive from a channel ferry port - allow about 6 - 7 hours. For driving distances to Ballore from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Marizy, Martigny-le-Comte, Mornay and Saint-Bonnet-de-Joux.

This page in French: Visiter Ballore

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