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Visit Montreal: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

Montreal is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 45 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Montreal is 192 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Noyers-sur-Serein at 18 km and Semur-en-Auxois at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montreal, 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 Montreal in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Yonne

Map of places to visit near Montreal


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)

More information about Montreal, Burgundy

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)

Geography and distances

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

Montreal is in the eastern-center of France. 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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