Brain tourism and travel guide

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Visit Brain: highlights and tourist information

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Brain is situated in the Cote d'Or department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 43 kilometres from Dijon, the department capital (general information: Brain is 223 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Flavigny at 6 km and Semur-en-Auxois at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Brain, 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 Brain in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cote d'Or

Map of places to visit near Brain

Markets in and near Brain

  • Venarey-les-Laumes: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Montbard: market Friday (22km)
  • Saulieu: market Saturday (29km)
  • Chenove: market Wednesday & Sunday (42km)
  • Bligny-sur-Ouche: market Wednesday (42km)
  • Dijon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (43km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (43km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Seine: market Saturday (44km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (45km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (45km)

More information about Brain, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Brain, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Brain.

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (8km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (11km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (22km)
  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (29km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Potager du château de Lantilly (13km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (21km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (22km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Barbirey sur Ouche (30km)
  • Abbaye de la Bussière (32km)
  • Parc de Saint-Léger (34km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Siège d'Alésia (8km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Brain

Canton: Vitteaux

Arrondissement: Montbard

Department: Cote d'Or

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 21350

Distance to Brain

from Dijon (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 223 km

from Calais: 433 km

from Nice: 470 km

from Bordeaux: 488 km

from Strasbourg: 272 km

Getting here

Brain is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors drive from one of the channel ports such as Calais or Dunkirk, a drive of about 6 hours, or fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car. For driving distances to Brain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arnay-sous-Vitteaux, Chassey, Dampierre-en-Montagne, Flavigny, Hauteroche, La Roche-Vanneau, Magny-la-Ville, Marigny-le-Cahouet, Posanges, Pouillenay, Sainte-Colombe and Villeferry.

This page in French: Visiter Brain