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Saint-Albain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Albain in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Brancion at 13 km from Saint-Albain

Visit Saint-Albain: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Brancion at 13 km and Macon at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Albain, 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 Saint-Albain in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Brancion

Brancion

at 13 km (direction north-west)

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

See Brancion guide
Macon

Macon

at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Macon guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
 
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Cluny

Cluny

at 17 km (direction west)

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

See Cluny guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cormatin guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, allow...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 37 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 south-south-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 48 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Dombes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Albain

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Albain

  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (14km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (15km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (15km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (16km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (18km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (24km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (25km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (28km)

Hotels near Saint-Albain

More information about Saint-Albain, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Saint-Albain, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (19km)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (34km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (15km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (15km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (18km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (42km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (45km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - la Seille (12km)
  • Seille (Saône) (12km)
  • Roche de Solutré (19km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (15km)
  • Vonnas (25km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Albain is in the eastern-center of France at 14 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Albain is 330 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Albain

Canton: Lugny

Arrondissement: Mâcon

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71260

Distance to Saint-Albain

from Macon (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 330 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 356 km

from Bordeaux: 459 km

from Strasbourg: 323 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 Saint-Albain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnieres-sur-Saone, Boz, Burgy, Charbonnieres, Chevroux, Clesse, Fleurville, Gorrevod, La Salle, Laize, Lugny, Montbellet, Ozan, Peronne, Pont-de-Vaux, Reyssouze, Saint-Martin-Belle-Roche, Senozan and Vire.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Albain

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