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Charolles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Charolles in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Paray-le-Monial basilica at 12 km from Charolles

Visit Charolles: highlights and tourist information

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

Tourist classifications for Charolles include "village d'etape".

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial basilica at 12 km and Paray-le-Monial at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Charolles, 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 Charolles in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 12 km (direction 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 12 km (direction west)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
 
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Cluny

Cluny

at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Cluny guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Brancion guide
Macon

Macon

at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Macon guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 51 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 51 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Belleville

Belleville

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

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

See Belleville guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 59 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charolles

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Markets in and near Charolles

Market days in Charolles: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Charolles: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (12km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (23km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (25km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (26km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (26km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (30km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Charolles, France

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

Grand sites of France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (9km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (20km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (21km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (26km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (29km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (29km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (31km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (31km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (33km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (13km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (13km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (14km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (14km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (23km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Charolles is in the eastern-center of France at 45 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Charolles is 306 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charolles

Canton: Charolles

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71120

Distance to Charolles

from Macon (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 306 km

from Calais: 533 km

from Nice: 384 km

from Bordeaux: 417 km

from Strasbourg: 354 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 Charolles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champlecy, Changy, Fontenay, Lugny-les-Charolles, Marcilly-la-Gueurce, Ozolles, Vaudebarrier, Vendenesse-les-Charolles and Viry.

This page in French: Visiter Charolles

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