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Briennon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Briennon in Loire

Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 13 km from Briennon

Visit Briennon: highlights and tourist information

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Briennon is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 13 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Briennon, 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 Briennon in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction ), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 19 km (direction ), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 34 km (direction ), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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 34 km (direction ), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

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Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

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

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Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

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

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

See Bagnols guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of its...

See Chateldon guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating historical...

See Thiers guide
Anse

Anse

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

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint at...

See Anse guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Cluny guide
Eveux

Eveux

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

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La Tourette Monastery designed...

See Eveux guide

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Map of places to visit near Briennon

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Markets in and near Briennon

  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (12km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (14km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (19km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (20km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Briennon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (6km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (13km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (26km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (27km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (48km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (51km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (21km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (22km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (23km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (25km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (35km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (53km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (59km)
 
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Geography and distances

Briennon is in the eastern-center of France at 83 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Briennon is 328 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Briennon

Canton: Roanne-Nord

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42720

Distance to Briennon

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 83 km

from Paris: 328 km

from Calais: 559 km

from Nice: 370 km

from Bordeaux: 392 km

from Strasbourg: 386 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Briennon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Iguerande, La Benisson-Dieu, Nandax, Noailly, Pouilly-sous-Charlieu, Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu, Saint-Pierre-la-Noaille and Vougy.

This page in French: Visiter Briennon

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