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Brienne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Brienne in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Tournus abbey at 8 km from Brienne

Visit Brienne: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Tournus abbey at 8 km and Tournus at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Brienne, 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 Brienne in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 8 km (direction west)

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey...

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 8 km (direction west)

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

See Tournus guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 17 km (direction west)

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

See Brancion guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Cormatin guide
 
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Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 28 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cluny guide
Macon

Macon

at 32 km (direction south-west)

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

See Macon guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village of...

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Belleville

Belleville

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

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

See Belleville guide

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

Map of places to visit near Brienne

 
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Markets in and near Brienne

  • Tournus: market Saturday (8km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (14km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (16km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (18km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (27km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (29km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (29km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (29km)

More information about Brienne, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Brienne, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (37km)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (22km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (33km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (33km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Seille (Saône) (7km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (7km)
  • Roche de Solutré (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (32km)
  • Vonnas (38km)
 
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Geography and distances

Brienne is in the eastern-center of France at 32 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Brienne is 324 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brienne

Canton: Cuisery

Arrondissement: Louhans

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71290

Distance to Brienne

from Macon (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 324 km

from Calais: 540 km

from Nice: 363 km

from Bordeaux: 475 km

from Strasbourg: 304 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 Brienne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cuisery, Huilly-sur-Seille, Jouvencon, La Genete, La Truchere, Loisy, Prety, Rancy and Ratenelle.

This page in French: Visiter Brienne

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