Brandon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Brandon in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Cluny at 10 km from Brandon

Visit Brandon: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Brandon in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cluny at 10 km and Solutre-Pouilly at 14 km.

Brandon, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Cluny

Cluny

at 10 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cluny guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Macon

Macon

at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit to nearby Lamartine's...

See Macon guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 22 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Brancion

Brancion

at 26 km (direction north-east)

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

See Brancion guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty setting make the Basilica...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 39 km (direction west)

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory of Anzy-le-Duc...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction south), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages in the...

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

at 48 km (direction south), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when exploring the Beaujolais wine...

See Theize guide

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Markets in and near Brandon

  • Cluny: market Saturday (10km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (18km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (21km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (25km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (27km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (29km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Brandon, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (14km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (38km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (4km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (8km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (10km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (32km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (34km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (38km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (38km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (40km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (21km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (22km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (29km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (31km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (34km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (14km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (33km)
  • Seille (Saône) (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (23km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (21km)
  • Vonnas (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

Brandon is in the eastern-center of France at 21 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Brandon is 323 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brandon

Canton: Matour

Arrondissement: Mâcon

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71520

Distance to Brandon

from Macon (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 323 km

from Calais: 547 km

from Nice: 364 km

from Bordeaux: 435 km

from Strasbourg: 343 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 Brandon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bergesserin, Bourgvilain, Clermain, Curtil-sous-Buffieres, Jalogny, Mazille, Montagny-sur-Grosne, Saint-Point, Sainte-Cecile, Trambly and Trivy.

This page in French: Visiter Brandon