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Montcenis tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montcenis in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Autun at 19 km from Montcenis

Visit Montcenis: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Autun at 19 km and Chalon-sur-Saone at 35 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montcenis, 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 Montcenis in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Autun

Autun

at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Autun guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 35 km (direction south-east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 43 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Brancion guide
 
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Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 43 km (direction south-west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 43 km (direction south-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region of the same...

See Beaune guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

See Cluny guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 47 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 47 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

The village of Chateauneuf-sur-Auxois, one of the 'most beautiful villages...

See Chateauneuf-en-Auxois guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 58 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour of...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montcenis

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Markets in and near Montcenis

  • Le Creusot: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (3km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Autun: market Wednesday & Friday (20km)
  • Epinac: market Wednesday & Sunday (24km)
  • Givry: market Thursday (27km)
  • Chagny: market Thursday & Sunday (31km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (34km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (35km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (40km)

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Tourist attractions near Montcenis, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (19km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (41km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (43km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (45km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (45km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (25km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (30km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (29km)
  • Bibracte (31km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (52km)
  • Seille (Saône) (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Montcenis is in the eastern-center of France at 64 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Montcenis is 276 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montcenis

Canton: Montcenis

Arrondissement: Autun

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71710

Distance to Montcenis

from Macon (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 276 km

from Calais: 498 km

from Nice: 411 km

from Bordeaux: 442 km

from Strasbourg: 321 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 Montcenis from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charmoy, Le Breuil, Le Creusot, Les Bizots, Marmagne, Saint-Sernin-du-Bois, Saint-Symphorien-de-Marmagne and Torcy.

This page in French: Visiter Montcenis

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