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Champagnat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Champagnat in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Lons-le-Saunier at 25 km from Champagnat

Visit Champagnat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lons-le-Saunier at 25 km and Baume-les-Messieurs at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Champagnat, 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 Champagnat in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 25 km (direction north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ain department

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


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

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Tournus abbey guide


at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Tournus guide


at 45 km (direction west)

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

See Brancion guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Macon guide


at 52 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide


at 54 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 56 km (direction north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Arbois guide


at 64 km (direction west-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 Champagnat


Markets in and near Champagnat

  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (6km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (20km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (25km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (32km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (32km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (33km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (34km)

More information about Champagnat, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Champagnat, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (33km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (52km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (33km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (32km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (33km)
  • Seille (Saône) (34km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (34km)
  • Lac du Val (37km)
  • Lac de Chambly (37km)
  • Lac de Chalain (38km)
  • Source - la Seille (39km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (40km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (40km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (41km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (41km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (43km)
  • Lac du Vernois (43km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (44km)
  • Lac de Narlay (45km)
  • Lac du Fioget (45km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (48km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (42km)
  • Macon (47km)

Geography and distances

Champagnat is in the eastern-center of France at 46 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Champagnat is 348 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Champagnat

Canton: Cuiseaux

Arrondissement: Louhans

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71480

Distance to Champagnat

from Macon (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 348 km

from Calais: 560 km

from Nice: 343 km

from Bordeaux: 497 km

from Strasbourg: 294 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 Champagnat from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Balanod, Chevreaux, Cousance, Cuiseaux, Digna, Gizia, Graye-et-Charnay, Joudes, Montagna-le-Reconduit, Rosay, Saint-Amour and Veria.

This page in French: Visiter Champagnat

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