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Fontenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontenay in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Paray-le-Monial basilica at 14 km from Fontenay

Visit Fontenay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial basilica at 14 km and Paray-le-Monial at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontenay, 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 Fontenay 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 14 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 14 km (direction west)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Cluny guide
 
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Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south-west)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 39 km (direction east)

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

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 48 km (direction east)

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Belleville

Belleville

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

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

See Belleville guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 54 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fontenay

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Markets in and near Fontenay

  • Charolles: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (14km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (23km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (29km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (30km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (31km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Fontenay, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (2km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (14km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (24km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (25km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (26km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (34km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (35km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (37km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Digoine (10km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (18km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (19km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (19km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (27km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (5km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Fontenay is in the eastern-center of France at 45 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Fontenay is 302 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontenay

Canton: Charolles

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71120

Distance to Fontenay

from Macon (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 302 km

from Calais: 529 km

from Nice: 387 km

from Bordeaux: 420 km

from Strasbourg: 349 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 Fontenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baron, Champlecy, Charolles, Grandvaux, Martigny-le-Comte, Vendenesse-les-Charolles and Viry.

This page in French: Visiter Fontenay

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