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Pont-de-Vaux tourism and travel guide

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

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Tournus at 15 km and Tournus abbey at 15 km.

Pont-de-Vaux, France: places to visit and attractions

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 will...

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 regional centre...

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 visit to...

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 behind the...

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 century, is...

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 Bourg-en-Bresse, allow...

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 of sites...

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 centre of your...

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 48 km (direction south)

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

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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...

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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.

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