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Lesme tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lesme: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Moulins at 31 km and Paray-le-Monial at 39 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lesme, 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 Lesme in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

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

See Moulins guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the...

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

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

See Souvigny guide


at 46 km (direction south-south-west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide


at 46 km (direction south-east)

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 51 km (direction south-west), in the Allier department

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction south-east)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cher department

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating, and...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide


at 55 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Autun guide


at 57 km (direction west-north-west), in the Nievre department

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses dating...

See Nevers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lesme


Markets in and near Lesme

  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (16km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (27km)
  • Decize: market Friday (27km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (29km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • La Machine: market Saturday (32km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (39km)

More information about Lesme, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Lesme, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (58km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (38km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (39km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (43km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (54km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (36km)
  • Jardin du château de Limanton (37km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (40km)
  • Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois (44km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (49km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (52km)
  • Forgeneuve (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bibracte (38km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (16km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (18km)

Geography and distances

Lesme is in the eastern-center of France at 94 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Lesme is 265 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lesme

Canton: Bourbon-Lancy

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71140

Distance to Lesme

from Macon (prefecture): 94 km

from Paris: 265 km

from Calais: 496 km

from Nice: 431 km

from Bordeaux: 390 km

from Strasbourg: 370 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 Lesme from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourbon-Lancy, Garnat-sur-Engievre, Saint-Martin-Des-Lais and Vitry-sur-Loire.

This page in French: Visiter Lesme

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