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Ciel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ciel in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Chalon-sur-Saone at 18 km from Ciel

Visit Ciel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chalon-sur-Saone at 18 km and Beaune at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ciel, 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 Ciel in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 22 km (direction north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region of the same...

See Beaune guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 29 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour of...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
 
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Tournus

Tournus

at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Tournus guide
Dole

Dole

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is...

See Dole guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 43 km (direction south-west)

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

See Brancion guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 45 km (direction east-south-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
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 46 km (direction south-west)

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

See Cormatin guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Jura department

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

The village of Chateauneuf-sur-Auxois, one of the 'most beautiful villages...

See Chateauneuf-en-Auxois guide
Dijon

Dijon

at 50 km (direction north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

There is a remarkable range of interesting historic sites...

See Dijon guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Jura department

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 58 km (direction south-west)

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

See Cluny guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ciel

 
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Markets in and near Ciel

  • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs: market Thursday (2km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (14km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (17km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (18km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (20km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (21km)
  • Chagny: market Thursday & Sunday (22km)
  • Beaune: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Givry: market Thursday (25km)
  • Nuits-Saint-Georges: market Friday (29km)

More information about Ciel, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Ciel, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (22km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (40km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (41km)
  • Abbaye de la Bussière (45km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (46km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Barbirey sur Ouche (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (32km)
  • Seille (Saône) (41km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Ciel is in the eastern-center of France at 66 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Ciel is 298 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ciel

Canton: Verdun-sur-le-Doubs

Arrondissement: Chalon-sur-Saône

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71350

Distance to Ciel

from Macon (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 298 km

from Calais: 509 km

from Nice: 394 km

from Bordeaux: 491 km

from Strasbourg: 277 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 Ciel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allerey-sur-Saone, Bragny-sur-Saone, Damerey, Les Bordes, Pontoux, Saint-Didier-en-Bresse, Saint-Maurice-en-Riviere, Saunieres, Sermesse, Toutenant and Verdun-sur-le-Doubs.

This page in French: Visiter Ciel

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