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Forleans tourism and travel guide

Photo of Forleans in Cote d'Or

Photo is of Semur-en-Auxois at 10 km from Forleans

Visit Forleans: highlights and tourist information

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Forleans is situated in the Cote d'Or department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Auxois at 10 km and Montreal at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Forleans, 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 Forleans in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Semur-en-Auxois

Semur-en-Auxois

at 10 km (direction east)

One of the prettiest of the Burgundy villages, Semur-en-Auxois has a very...

See Semur-en-Auxois guide
Montreal

Montreal

at 14 km (direction west-north-west), in the Yonne department

Behind its fortified entrance, the small village of Montreal is a very...

See Montreal guide
Montbard

Montbard

at 18 km (direction north-east)

A typical regional town, we suggest you take a stroll around...

See Montbard guide
Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Abbey at 20 km (direction north-east)

The complex of buildings at the Abbey de Fontenay, and the surrounding...

See Fontenay Abbey guide
 
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Avallon

Avallon

at 22 km (direction west), in the Yonne department

Avallon is a very pleasant town to explore with...

See Avallon guide
Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 23 km (direction south), in the Nievre department

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

See Morvan Regional Park guide
Saulieu

Saulieu

at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Saulieu guide
Flavigny

Flavigny

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east)

The village of Flavigny retains an ancient centre surrounded...

See Flavigny guide
Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction north-west), in the Yonne department

The half-timbered houses and riverside setting make Noyers-sur-Serein one...

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Yonne department

The 15th century castle at Ancy-le-Franc was one of the very first...

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide
Vezelay

Vezelay

Heritage Site at 35 km (direction west), in the Yonne department

Even if it didn't have one of the most...

See Vezelay guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Yonne department

The frescoes and interior decoration are among the highlights of...

See Chateau de Tanlay guide
Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateauneuf-en-Auxois guide
Tonnerre

Tonnerre

at 45 km (direction north-north-west), in the Yonne department

There are two impressive sites to see in Tonnerre: the medieval hospital...

See Tonnerre guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cote d'Or

Map of places to visit near Forleans

 
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Markets in and near Forleans

  • Montbard: market Friday (19km)
  • Venarey-les-Laumes: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (22km)
  • Saulieu: market Saturday (23km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (32km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (33km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (40km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (45km)
  • Corbigny: market Friday (47km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (48km)

More information about Forleans, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Forleans, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (22km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (18km)
  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (10km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (15km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (22km)
  • Parc de Saint-Léger (24km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (32km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Barbirey sur Ouche (49km)
  • Abbaye de la Bussière (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Siège d'Alésia (23km)
 
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Geography and distances

Forleans is in the eastern-center of France at 65 kilometres from Dijon, the department capital (general information: Forleans is 205 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Forleans

Canton: Semur-en-Auxois

Arrondissement: Montbard

Department: Cote d'Or

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 21460

Distance to Forleans

from Dijon (prefecture): 65 km

from Paris: 205 km

from Calais: 421 km

from Nice: 483 km

from Bordeaux: 471 km

from Strasbourg: 290 km

Getting here

Most visitors drive from one of the channel ports such as Calais or Dunkirk, a drive of about 6 hours, or fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car. For driving distances to Forleans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bard-les-Epoisses, Corrombles, Corsaint, Courcelles-Fremoy, Epoisses, Jeux-les-Bard, Montberthault, Thoste, Torcy-et-Pouligny, Vic-de-Chassenay and Vieux-Chateau.

This page in French: Visiter Forleans

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