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Montmelard tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montmelard in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Cluny at 22 km from Montmelard

Visit Montmelard: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Cluny at 22 km and Solutre-Pouilly at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Montmelard, 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 Montmelard in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Cluny

Cluny

at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cluny guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 24 km (direction east)

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial

at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Macon

Macon

at 32 km (direction east)

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a...

See Macon guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites...

See Belleville guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Brancion guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction south-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Theize

Theize

at 46 km (direction south-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montmelard

 
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Markets in and near Montmelard

  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (15km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (22km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (26km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (27km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (29km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Montmelard, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (24km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (26km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (48km)
  • Trevoux (52km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (19km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (23km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (26km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (26km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (29km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (34km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (38km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (40km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (8km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (11km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (17km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (19km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (29km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (38km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (24km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (46km)
  • Seille (Saône) (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (15km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (32km)
  • Vonnas (47km)
 
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Geography and distances

Montmelard is in the eastern-center of France at 32 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Montmelard is 320 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montmelard

Canton: Matour

Arrondissement: Mâcon

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71520

Distance to Montmelard

from Macon (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 320 km

from Calais: 547 km

from Nice: 369 km

from Bordeaux: 422 km

from Strasbourg: 355 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 Montmelard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigueperse, Bois-Sainte-Marie, Chatenay, Colombier-en-Brionnais, Dompierre-les-Ormes, Gibles, Matour, Ozolles and Varennes-sous-Dun.

This page in French: Visiter Montmelard

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