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Pont-de-Vaux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Tournus at 15 km from Pont-de-Vaux

Visit Pont-de-Vaux: highlights and tourist information

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Pont-de-Vaux is situated in the Ain department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Tournus at 15 km and Tournus abbey at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pont-de-Vaux, 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 Pont-de-Vaux in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Tournus

Tournus

at 15 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 15 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 15 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Brancion guide
Macon

Macon

at 16 km (direction south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Macon guide
 
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Cluny

Cluny

at 21 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Cluny guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Cormatin guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 34 km (direction south-east)

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the...

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 48 km (direction south)

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing...

See Dombes guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region, well placed...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pont-de-Vaux

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Markets in and near Pont-de-Vaux

Market days in Pont-de-Vaux: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (15km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (17km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (18km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (19km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (21km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (24km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (24km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Pont-de-Vaux, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (22km)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (34km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (17km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (21km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (44km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - la Seille (10km)
  • Seille (Saône) (10km)
  • Roche de Solutré (22km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (17km)
  • Vonnas (24km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pont-de-Vaux is in the east of France at 34 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Pont-de-Vaux is 332 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pont-de-Vaux

Canton: Pont-de-Vaux

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Pont-de-Vaux

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 332 km

from Calais: 551 km

from Nice: 354 km

from Bordeaux: 464 km

from Strasbourg: 319 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Pont-de-Vaux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arbigny, Asnieres-sur-Saone, Boissey, Boz, Chavannes-sur-Reyssouze, Chevroux, Fleurville, Gorrevod, La Salle, Montbellet, Ozan, Reyssouze, Saint-Albain, Saint-Benigne, Saint-Etienne-sur-Reyssouze and Senozan.

This page in French: Visiter Pont-de-Vaux

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