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Chateau tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chateau in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Cluny at 5 km from Chateau

Visit Chateau: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Cluny at 5 km and Cormatin at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chateau, 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 Chateau in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Cluny

Cluny

at 5 km (direction east)

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

See Cluny guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 15 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 17 km (direction south-east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Brancion guide
 
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Macon

Macon

at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Macon guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 37 km (direction west)

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 37 km (direction west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

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

Bourg-en-Bresse

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

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chateau

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Markets in and near Chateau

  • Cluny: market Saturday (5km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (19km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (22km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (26km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (28km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (29km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (31km)

More information about Chateau, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Chateau, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (17km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (44km)
  • Charlieu (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (2km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (4km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (4km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (6km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (27km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (35km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (36km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (37km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (47km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (26km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (28km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (32km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (33km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (35km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (17km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (28km)
  • Seille (Saône) (28km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (25km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (22km)
  • Vonnas (38km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chateau is in the eastern-center of France at 22 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Chateau is 318 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chateau

Canton: Cluny

Arrondissement: Mâcon

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71250

Distance to Chateau

from Macon (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 318 km

from Calais: 542 km

from Nice: 368 km

from Bordeaux: 440 km

from Strasbourg: 337 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 Chateau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bergesserin, Buffieres, Cluny, Curtil-sous-Buffieres, Donzy-le-National, Jalogny, La Vineuse, Lournand, Mazille, Saint-Vincent-Des-Pres and Sainte-Cecile.

This page in French: Visiter Chateau

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