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La Motte-Saint-Jean tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Motte-Saint-Jean in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Paray-le-Monial at 13 km from La Motte-Saint-Jean

Visit La Motte-Saint-Jean: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial at 13 km and Paray-le-Monial basilica at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Motte-Saint-Jean, 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 Motte-Saint-Jean in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal...

See Lapalisse guide


at 49 km (direction west), in the Allier department

In the historic centre of Moulins it is the...

See Moulins guide


at 58 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for...

See Vichy guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Motte-Saint-Jean


Markets in and near La Motte-Saint-Jean

  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (2km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (13km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (13km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (22km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (26km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (31km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (35km)

More information about La Motte-Saint-Jean, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near La Motte-Saint-Jean, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (17km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (18km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (23km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (33km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (40km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Digoine (20km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (23km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (26km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (34km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (42km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (22km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (25km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (26km)

Geography and distances

La Motte-Saint-Jean is in the eastern-center of France at 70 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: La Motte-Saint-Jean is 289 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Motte-Saint-Jean

Canton: Digoin

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71160

Distance to La Motte-Saint-Jean

from Macon (prefecture): 70 km

from Paris: 289 km

from Calais: 519 km

from Nice: 404 km

from Bordeaux: 398 km

from Strasbourg: 367 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 Motte-Saint-Jean from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Digoin, Les Guerreaux, Molinet and Rigny-sur-Arroux.

This page in French: Visiter La Motte-Saint-Jean

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