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Foissiat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Foissiat in Ain

Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 19 km from Foissiat

Visit Foissiat: highlights and tourist information

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Foissiat is situated in the Ain department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 19 km and Macon at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Foissiat, 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 Foissiat in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Macon

Macon

at 28 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Macon guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Tournus guide
 
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Brancion

Brancion

at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Brancion guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 36 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 40 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Cluny guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Cormatin guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 44 km (direction south-south-west)

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing...

See Dombes guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 52 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide

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Map of places to visit near Foissiat

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Markets in and near Foissiat

  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (15km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (19km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (22km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (25km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (28km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (29km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (30km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Foissiat, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (19km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (35km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (40km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (49km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Seille (Saône) (24km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (24km)
  • Roche de Solutré (36km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (52km)
  • Source - la Seille (59km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (22km)
  • Macon (28km)
 
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Geography and distances

Foissiat is in the east of France at 19 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Foissiat is 348 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Foissiat

Canton: Montrevel-en-Bresse

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Foissiat

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 348 km

from Calais: 564 km

from Nice: 339 km

from Bordeaux: 479 km

from Strasbourg: 313 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Foissiat from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Etrez, Jayat, Lescheroux, Malafretaz, Mantenay-Montlin, Montrevel-en-Bresse and Saint-Julien-sur-Reyssouze.

This page in French: Visiter Foissiat

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