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Melay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Melay in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 8 km from Melay

Visit Melay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 8 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Melay, 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 Melay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction north-east)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial

at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide
 
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Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 29 km (direction west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important...

See Chateldon guide
Vichy

Vichy

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

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

See Vichy guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of...

See Oingt guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 54 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has...

See Thiers guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 55 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cluny guide
Theize

Theize

at 55 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when...

See Theize guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 56 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty villages to...

See Bagnols guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 64 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La Tourette Monastery designed...

See Eveux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Melay

 
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Markets in and near Melay

  • Marcigny: market Monday (6km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (19km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (23km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (25km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (27km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (28km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (29km)

More information about Melay, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Melay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (8km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (10km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (12km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (16km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (24km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (37km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (18km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (18km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (25km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (27km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (31km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Melay is in the eastern-center of France at 63 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Melay is 319 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Melay

Canton: Marcigny

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71340

Distance to Melay

from Macon (prefecture): 63 km

from Paris: 319 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 379 km

from Bordeaux: 389 km

from Strasbourg: 385 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 Melay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artaix, Chenay-le-Chatel, Iguerande, Saint-Martin-du-Lac, Semur-en-Brionnais and Vivans.

This page in French: Visiter Melay

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