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Poisson tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Paray-le-Monial basilica at 7 km from Poisson

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial basilica at 7 km and Paray-le-Monial at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Poisson, 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 Poisson in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 7 km (direction )

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

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

Paray-le-Monial

at 8 km (direction )

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 9 km (direction south-west)

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
 
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Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and...

See Lapalisse guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Cluny guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 47 km (direction east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 57 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 60 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

at 62 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 65 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of...

See Chateldon guide
Anse

Anse

at 67 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that...

See Anse guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 70 km (direction south-east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical...

See Trevoux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Poisson

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Markets in and near Poisson

  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (7km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (14km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (25km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (26km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Poisson, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (7km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (7km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (17km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (20km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (25km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (26km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (39km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (6km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (8km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (16km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (20km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (25km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (13km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (40km)
 
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Geography and distances

Poisson is in the eastern-center of France at 55 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Poisson is 305 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Poisson

Canton: Paray-le-Monial

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71600

Distance to Poisson

from Macon (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 305 km

from Calais: 534 km

from Nice: 387 km

from Bordeaux: 404 km

from Strasbourg: 366 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 Poisson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Hautefond, Nochize, Saint-Didier-en-Brionnais, Varenne-l'Arconce and Versaugues.

This page in French: Visiter Poisson

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