Fontenay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fontenay: highlights and tourist information

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Fontenay is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 45 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Fontenay is 302 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial at 14 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 25 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!

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Fontenay

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)

More information about Fontenay, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Fontenay, France

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)

 
 

Geography and distances

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

Fontenay is in the eastern-center of France. 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