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Branges tourism and travel guide

Photo of Branges in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Tournus abbey at 23 km from Branges

Visit Branges: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Tournus abbey at 23 km and Tournus at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Branges, 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 Branges in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tournus guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 28 km (direction east), in the Jura department

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
 
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Brancion

Brancion

at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Brancion guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village of Chateau-Chalon...

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east), in the Jura department

The attractive village of Baume-les-Messieurs is surrounded by cliffs and...

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the...

See Cormatin guide
Macon

Macon

at 47 km (direction south-west)

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

See Macon guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 47 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cluny guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 49 km (direction south), in the Ain department

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 50 km (direction north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region of the same...

See Beaune guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 53 km (direction south-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Arbois

Arbois

at 53 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

After exploring the old town centre in Arbois you...

See Arbois guide

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

Map of places to visit near Branges

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Markets in and near Branges

  • Louhans: market Monday (3km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (13km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (16km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (17km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (23km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (24km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (26km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (27km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (28km)

More information about Branges, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Branges, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (53km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (48km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (49km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (50km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (30km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Seille (Saône) (23km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (23km)
  • Source - la Seille (41km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (41km)
  • Roche de Solutré (53km)
  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Branges is in the eastern-center of France at 47 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Branges is 325 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Branges

Canton: Louhans

Arrondissement: Louhans

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71500

Distance to Branges

from Macon (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 325 km

from Calais: 537 km

from Nice: 366 km

from Bordeaux: 490 km

from Strasbourg: 289 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 Branges from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bantanges, Bruailles, Juif, La Chapelle-Naude, Louhans, Montagny-Pres-Louhans, Montret, Saint-Usuge, Sornay and Vincelles.

This page in French: Visiter Branges

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