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Fontaines tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontaines in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Chalon-sur-Saone at 11 km from Fontaines

Visit Fontaines: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chalon-sur-Saone at 11 km and Beaune at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Fontaines, 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 Fontaines 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 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 20 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Beaune guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Tournus guide
 
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Cormatin

Cormatin

at 34 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Cormatin guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 35 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 36 km (direction south)

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

See Brancion guide
Autun

Autun

at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Autun guide
Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction north-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
Cluny

Cluny

at 47 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Cluny guide
Saulieu

Saulieu

at 62 km (direction north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of the Basilica...

See Saulieu guide
Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 62 km (direction north-west), in the Nievre department

Morvan Regional Natural Park is a quiet region of unspoiled countryside with...

See Morvan Regional Park guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 66 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 66 km (direction west-south-west)

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the romanesque...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide

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Map of places to visit near Fontaines

 
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Markets in and near Fontaines

  • Chagny: market Thursday & Sunday (6km)
  • Givry: market Thursday (8km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (10km)
  • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs: market Thursday (21km)
  • Beaune: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (24km)
  • Epinac: market Wednesday & Sunday (24km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (25km)
  • Le Creusot: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near Fontaines, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (33km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (34km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (42km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (28km)
  • Abbaye de la Bussière (41km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Barbirey sur Ouche (45km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (53km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (17km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (39km)
  • Seille (Saône) (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Fontaines is in the eastern-center of France at 61 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Fontaines is 286 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontaines

Canton: Chagny

Arrondissement: Chalon-sur-Saône

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71150

Distance to Fontaines

from Macon (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 286 km

from Calais: 503 km

from Nice: 401 km

from Bordeaux: 470 km

from Strasbourg: 295 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 Fontaines from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aluze, Bouzeron, Chamilly, Chassey-le-Camp, Dracy-le-Fort, Farges-les-Chalon, La Loyere, Mellecey, Mercurey, Rully, Saint-Denis-de-Vaux, Saint-Jean-de-Vaux, Saint-Mard-de-Vaux and Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu.

This page in French: Visiter Fontaines

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