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France This Way comment: Behind its fortified entrance, the small village of Montreal is a very unspoiled medieval village

Montreal is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Montreal. For detailed visitor information see the Montreal travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Montreal in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Noyers-sur-Serein at 18 km and Semur-en-Auxois at 23 km.

Montreal, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Avallon

Avallon

at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

Avallon is a very pleasant town to explore with some very imposing...

See Avallon guide
Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

The half-timbered houses and riverside setting make Noyers-sur-Serein one of our favourite...

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide
Semur-en-Auxois

Semur-en-Auxois

at 23 km (direction east), in the Cote d'Or department

One of the prettiest of the Burgundy villages, Semur-en-Auxois has a very...

See Semur-en-Auxois guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

The basilica in Vézelay is a monumental example of roman style architecture,...

See Vézelay basilica guide
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Vezelay

Vezelay

Heritage Site at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

Even if it didn't have one of the most famous abbeys in...

See Vezelay guide
Montbard

Montbard

at 24 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

A typical regional town, we suggest you take a stroll around the...

See Montbard guide
Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Abbey at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

The complex of buildings at the Abbey de Fontenay, and the surrounding...

See Fontenay Abbey guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

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

The 15th century castle at Ancy-le-Franc was one of the very first...

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide
Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Nievre department

Morvan Regional Natural Park is a quiet region of unspoiled countryside with...

See Morvan Regional Park guide
Saulieu

Saulieu

at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of the Basilica Saint-Andoche...

See Saulieu guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 34 km (direction south-east)

The frescoes and interior decoration are among the highlights of a visit...

See Chateau de Tanlay guide
Tonnerre

Tonnerre

at 35 km (direction north-north-west)

There are two impressive sites to see in Tonnerre: the medieval hospital...

See Tonnerre guide
Chablis

Chablis

at 35 km (direction north-west)

Best known for the very famous wines of the same name, Chablis...

See Chablis guide
Flavigny

Flavigny

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction east), in the Cote d'Or department

The village of Flavigny retains an ancient centre surrounded by fortified walls,...

See Flavigny guide

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Markets in and near Montreal

  • Avallon: market Saturday (11km)
  • Montbard: market Friday (24km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (26km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (27km)
  • Venarey-les-Laumes: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Saulieu: market Saturday (32km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (35km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (35km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (36km)
  • Clamecy: market Saturday (40km)

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Tourist attractions near Montreal, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (34km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (24km)
  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (52km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (16km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (25km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (28km)
  • Parc de Saint-Léger (30km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Siège d'Alésia (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Montreal is in the eastern-center of France at 45 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Montreal is 192 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montreal

Canton: Guillon

Arrondissement: Avallon

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89420

Distance to Montreal

from Auxerre (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 192 km

from Calais: 411 km

from Nice: 495 km

from Bordeaux: 465 km

from Strasbourg: 299 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Paris orly or Charles de Gaulle airports and rent a car or drive from a channel ferry port - allow about 5 - 6 hours driving time. For driving distances to Montreal from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angely, Athie, Blacy, Cisery, Coutarnoux, Guillon, Marmeaux, Sainte-Colombe, Santigny, Savigny-en-Terre-Plaine, Sceaux, Talcy, Thizy, Toutry, Trevilly and Vignes.

This page in French: Visiter Montreal

 
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