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Briant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Briant in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 6 km from Briant

Visit Briant: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 6 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Briant, 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 Briant in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
 
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Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 40 km (direction west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal...

See Lapalisse guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cluny guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 44 km (direction east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 49 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Belleville

Belleville

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

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a...

See Belleville guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

at 54 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty...

See Bagnols guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 56 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Brancion guide
Anse

Anse

at 60 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains...

See Anse guide

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

Map of places to visit near Briant

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Markets in and near Briant

  • Marcigny: market Monday (9km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (17km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (18km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (26km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Briant, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (44km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (4km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (6km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (12km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (16km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (16km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (17km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (23km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (36km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (42km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (4km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (4km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (13km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (18km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (28km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (51km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (44km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (17km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (46km)
 
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Geography and distances

Briant is in the eastern-center of France at 52 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Briant is 315 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Briant

Canton: Semur-en-Brionnais

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71110

Distance to Briant

from Macon (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 315 km

from Calais: 544 km

from Nice: 379 km

from Bordeaux: 402 km

from Strasbourg: 371 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 Briant from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Oye, Saint-Didier-en-Brionnais, Sainte-Foy, Sarry, Semur-en-Brionnais, Varenne-l'Arconce and Vauban.

This page in French: Visiter Briant

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