Bray tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bray in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Cormatin at 5 km from Bray

Visit Bray: highlights and tourist information

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Bray 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 Bray in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cormatin at 5 km and Brancion at 7 km.

Bray, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Cormatin

Cormatin

at 5 km (direction north-west)

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

See Cormatin guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Brancion guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 9 km (direction south-west)

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

See Cluny guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tournus guide
 
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Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Macon

Macon

at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Macon guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 44 km (direction south), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 46 km (direction 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 46 km (direction west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, allow time to...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Autun

Autun

at 59 km (direction north-west)

After exploring Autun with its old town, cathedral and roman ruins you can visit...

See Autun guide

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Markets in and near Bray

  • Cluny: market Saturday (9km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (16km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (19km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (22km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (24km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (30km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (30km)
  • Givry: market Thursday (31km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (33km)

More information about Bray, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Bray, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (23km)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (46km)
  • Charlieu (57km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (8km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (9km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (15km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (16km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (39km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (47km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (38km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (39km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (45km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - la Seille (17km)
  • Seille (Saône) (17km)
  • Roche de Solutré (23km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (24km)
  • Vonnas (38km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bray is in the eastern-center of France at 24 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Bray is 316 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bray

Canton: Cluny

Arrondissement: Mâcon

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71250

Distance to Bray

from Macon (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 316 km

from Calais: 537 km

from Nice: 370 km

from Bordeaux: 451 km

from Strasbourg: 324 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 Bray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ameugny, Bissy-la-Maconnaise, Blanot, Chapaize, Chissey-les-Macon, Cormatin, Cortambert, Cruzille, Donzy-le-Pertuis, La Chapelle-sous-Brancion, Lournand, Massilly, Saint-Gengoux-de-Scisse and Taize.

This page in French: Visiter Bray