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Photo is of Paray-le-Monial basilica at 13 km from Baron

Visit Baron: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial basilica at 13 km and Paray-le-Monial at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Baron, 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 Baron 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 13 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 13 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 25 km (direction south-west)

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

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south-west)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
 
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Cluny

Cluny

at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Cluny guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 32 km (direction east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Brancion guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Macon

Macon

at 48 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Macon guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 49 km (direction east)

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 49 km (direction east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 55 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and its...

See Lapalisse guide
Belleville

Belleville

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

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

See Belleville guide

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

Map of places to visit near Baron

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Markets in and near Baron

  • Charolles: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (13km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (21km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (22km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (31km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (31km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Baron, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (38km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (0km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (13km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (23km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (28km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (29km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (30km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (36km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (38km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Digoine (8km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (19km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (20km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (21km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (30km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (7km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Baron is in the eastern-center of France at 48 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Baron is 300 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Baron

Canton: Charolles

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71120

Distance to Baron

from Macon (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 300 km

from Calais: 526 km

from Nice: 389 km

from Bordeaux: 419 km

from Strasbourg: 349 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 Baron from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champlecy, Fontenay, Grandvaux, Martigny-le-Comte, Saint-Aubin-en-Charollais, Vendenesse-les-Charolles and Viry.

This page in French: Visiter Baron

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