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Chardonnay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chardonnay in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Brancion at 5 km from Chardonnay

Visit Chardonnay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Brancion at 5 km and Tournus at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chardonnay, 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 Chardonnay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Brancion

Brancion

at 5 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Brancion guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 7 km (direction north-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 7 km (direction north-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cormatin guide
 
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Cluny

Cluny

at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cluny guide
Macon

Macon

at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Macon guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 44 km (direction 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
Belleville

Belleville

at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Autun

Autun

at 65 km (direction north-west)

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

See Autun guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chardonnay

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Markets in and near Chardonnay

  • Tournus: market Saturday (7km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (14km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (17km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (23km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (24km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (24km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (28km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Chardonnay, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (26km)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (6km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (11km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (20km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (20km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (48km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - la Seille (6km)
  • Seille (Saône) (6km)
  • Roche de Solutré (26km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (24km)
  • Vonnas (34km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chardonnay is in the eastern-center of France at 23 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Chardonnay is 321 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chardonnay

Canton: Lugny

Arrondissement: Mâcon

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71700

Distance to Chardonnay

from Macon (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 321 km

from Calais: 541 km

from Nice: 365 km

from Bordeaux: 461 km

from Strasbourg: 316 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 Chardonnay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bissy-la-Maconnaise, Burgy, Cruzille, Farges-les-Macon, Grevilly, La Chapelle-sous-Brancion, Lacrost, Le Villars, Lugny, Martailly-les-Brancion, Montbellet, Ozenay, Plottes, Royer, Tournus and Uchizy.

This page in French: Visiter Chardonnay

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