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La Genete tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Genete in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Tournus abbey at 10 km from La Genete

Visit La Genete: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Tournus abbey at 10 km and Tournus at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Genete, 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 La Genete in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 10 km (direction west)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 10 km (direction west)

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

See Tournus guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 19 km (direction west)

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

See Brancion guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Cormatin guide
 
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Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Macon

Macon

at 32 km (direction south-west)

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit to...

See Macon guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cluny guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ain department

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region,...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

The attractive village of Baume-les-Messieurs is surrounded by cliffs and steep wooded...

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village...

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Belleville

Belleville

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

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

See Belleville guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Genete

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Markets in and near La Genete

  • Tournus: market Saturday (10km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (16km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (17km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (18km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (26km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (27km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (29km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near La Genete, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (37km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (32km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (34km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Seille (Saône) (9km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (9km)
  • Roche de Solutré (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (32km)
  • Vonnas (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

La Genete is in the eastern-center of France at 32 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: La Genete is 326 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Genete

Canton: Cuisery

Arrondissement: Louhans

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71290

Distance to La Genete

from Macon (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 326 km

from Calais: 542 km

from Nice: 362 km

from Bordeaux: 476 km

from Strasbourg: 304 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 La Genete from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brienne, Cuisery, Huilly-sur-Seille, Jouvencon, La Chapelle-Thecle, Loisy, Menetreuil, Rancy, Ratenelle and Romenay.

This page in French: Visiter La Genete

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