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Brain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Flavigny at 6 km from Brain

Visit Brain: highlights and tourist information

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Brain is situated in the Cote d'Or department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

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!

Flavigny

Flavigny

Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction north-north-east)

The village of Flavigny retains an ancient centre surrounded...

See Flavigny guide
Semur-en-Auxois

Semur-en-Auxois

at 13 km (direction west)

One of the prettiest of the Burgundy villages, Semur-en-Auxois has a...

See Semur-en-Auxois guide
Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Abbey at 20 km (direction north-west)

The complex of buildings at the Abbey de Fontenay, and...

See Fontenay Abbey guide
Montbard

Montbard

at 22 km (direction north-west)

A typical regional town, we suggest you take a...

See Montbard guide
 
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Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Nievre department

Morvan Regional Natural Park is a quiet region of unspoiled countryside with...

See Morvan Regional Park guide
Saulieu

Saulieu

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of...

See Saulieu guide
Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

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

The village of Chateauneuf-sur-Auxois, one of the 'most beautiful villages in France',...

See Chateauneuf-en-Auxois guide
Montreal

Montreal

at 36 km (direction west), in the Yonne department

Behind its fortified entrance, the small village of Montreal is a...

See Montreal guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Yonne department

The 15th century castle at Ancy-le-Franc was one of the very first...

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide
Dijon

Dijon

at 43 km (direction east-south-east)

There is a remarkable range of interesting historic sites...

See Dijon guide
Avallon

Avallon

at 45 km (direction west), in the Yonne department

Avallon is a very pleasant town to explore with some...

See Avallon guide
Chatillon-sur-Seine

Chatillon-sur-Seine

at 46 km (direction west)

As well as the medieval centre of Chatillon-sur-Seine you can...

See Chatillon-sur-Seine guide
Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Yonne department

The half-timbered houses and riverside setting make Noyers-sur-Serein one of our...

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 49 km (direction south-east)

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide

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

Map of places to visit near Brain

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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

What to do at Brain? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Brain is in the eastern-center of France at 43 kilometres from Dijon, the department capital (general information: Brain is 223 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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