Gilly-sur-Loire tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gilly-sur-Loire in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Paray-le-Monial at 28 km from Gilly-sur-Loire

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Gilly-sur-Loire in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial at 28 km and Paray-le-Monial basilica at 28 km.

Gilly-sur-Loire, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 32 km (direction south-east)

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory of Anzy-le-Duc...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and its gardens are...

See Lapalisse guide


at 34 km (direction west), in the Allier department

In the historic centre of Moulins it is the cathedral that is the most...

See Moulins guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-east)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 45 km (direction west), in the Allier department

The Priory Church of Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul with the tombes of the Dukes of...

See Souvigny guide


at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a stroll when you...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 53 km (direction south-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled water and as...

See Vichy guide


at 61 km (direction north-east)

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

See Autun guide


Most Beautiful Village at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the 'village centre' being a...

See Charroux guide

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Map of places to visit near Gilly-sur-Loire


Markets in and near Gilly-sur-Loire

  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (8km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (22km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (28km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (34km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (34km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (36km)

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Tourist attractions near Gilly-sur-Loire, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (47km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (23km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (29km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (32km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (43km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (50km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Digoine (33km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (37km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (39km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (44km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (48km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bibracte (47km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (8km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (12km)

Geography and distances

Gilly-sur-Loire is in the eastern-center of France at 85 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Gilly-sur-Loire is 279 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gilly-sur-Loire

Canton: Bourbon-Lancy

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71160

Distance to Gilly-sur-Loire

from Macon (prefecture): 85 km

from Paris: 279 km

from Calais: 510 km

from Nice: 417 km

from Bordeaux: 387 km

from Strasbourg: 375 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 Gilly-sur-Loire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Coulanges, Diou, Perrigny-sur-Loire, Pierrefitte-sur-Loire and Saint-Aubin-sur-Loire.

This page in French: Visiter Gilly-sur-Loire