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Montjay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montjay in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Lons-le-Saunier at 24 km from Montjay

Visit Montjay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lons-le-Saunier at 24 km and Chateau-Chalon at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montjay, 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 Montjay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 24 km (direction east-south-east), in the Jura department

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east), in the Jura department

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Jura department

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Dole

Dole

at 35 km (direction north-north-east), in the Jura department

The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is the...

See Dole guide
 
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Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Arbois

Arbois

at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

After exploring the old town centre in Arbois you can visit...

See Arbois guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tournus guide
Beaune

Beaune

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

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

See Beaune guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

The Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans is an entire factory and living spaces...

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide
Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 46 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

The salt mines at Salins-les-Bains operated from the 13th -...

See Salins-les-Bains guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 46 km (direction north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Brancion guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 56 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cormatin guide

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Map of places to visit near Montjay

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Markets in and near Montjay

  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (8km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (9km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (10km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (21km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (23km)
  • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs: market Thursday (24km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (27km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (35km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Montjay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (41km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (18km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (29km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (37km)
  • Lac de Chalain (40km)
  • Lac de Chambly (42km)
  • Seille (Saône) (43km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (43km)
  • Lac du Val (43km)
  • Lac du Vernois (48km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (49km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (49km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (49km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Montjay is in the eastern-center of France at 67 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Montjay is 317 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montjay

Canton: Pierre-de-Bresse

Arrondissement: Louhans

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71310

Distance to Montjay

from Macon (prefecture): 67 km

from Paris: 317 km

from Calais: 525 km

from Nice: 378 km

from Bordeaux: 506 km

from Strasbourg: 269 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 Montjay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bellevesvre, Bosjean, Bouhans, Chapelle-Voland, La Chapelle-Saint-Sauveur, La Chaux, Le Planois, Saint-Germain-du-Bois and Torpes.

This page in French: Visiter Montjay

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