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Poil tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Autun at 19 km from Poil

Visit Poil: highlights and tourist information

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Poil is situated in the Nievre department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Autun at 19 km and Paray-le-Monial at 46 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Poil, 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 Poil in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 19 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Autun guide


at 46 km (direction south), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 46 km (direction south), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 47 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Saulieu guide
Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 48 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Morvan Regional Park guide


at 53 km (direction north-west)

Corbigny, on the edge of the Morvan Regional Parc, includes an abbey...

See Corbigny guide


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

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

See Chateauneuf-en-Auxois guide


at 59 km (direction east-south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Cormatin guide


at 66 km (direction south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Cluny guide

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

Map of places to visit near Poil


Markets in and near Poil

  • Autun: market Wednesday & Friday (19km)
  • Le Creusot: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (28km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (30km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Epinac: market Wednesday & Sunday (36km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (39km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (44km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (49km)
  • Corbigny: market Friday (53km)

More information about Poil, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Poil, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (7km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (19km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (48km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien) (58km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Limanton (29km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (34km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (37km)
  • Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois (38km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bibracte (7km)
  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (45km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (52km)

Geography and distances

Poil is in the eastern-center of France at 71 kilometres from Nevers, the department capital (general information: Poil is 256 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Poil

Canton: Luzy

Arrondissement: Château-Chinon(Ville)

Department: Nievre

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 58170

Distance to Poil

from Nevers (prefecture): 71 km

from Paris: 256 km

from Calais: 482 km

from Nice: 431 km

from Bordeaux: 425 km

from Strasbourg: 335 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car or drive from a channel ferry port, operhaps Calais or Dunkirk at about 5 - 6 hours. For driving distances to Poil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Comelle, Larochemillay, Millay and Saint-Didier-sur-Arroux.

This page in French: Visiter Poil

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