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Saint-Desert tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Desert in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Chalon-sur-Saone at 11 km from Saint-Desert

Visit Saint-Desert: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chalon-sur-Saone at 11 km and Cormatin at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Cormatin guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Brancion guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 26 km (direction south-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
 
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Tournus

Tournus

at 26 km (direction south-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 32 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region of...

See Beaune guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 36 km (direction south)

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

See Cluny guide
Autun

Autun

at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Autun guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

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

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Macon

Macon

at 51 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Macon guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 56 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 56 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 69 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Desert

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Markets in and near Saint-Desert

  • Givry: market Thursday (4km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (12km)
  • Chagny: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (18km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (22km)
  • Le Creusot: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (22km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (26km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs: market Thursday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Desert, France

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

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (24km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (31km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (36km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (38km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (44km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (45km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (56km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (33km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (26km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (32km)
  • Seille (Saône) (32km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Desert is in the eastern-center of France at 51 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Desert is 293 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Desert

Canton: Givry

Arrondissement: Chalon-sur-Saône

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71390

Distance to Saint-Desert

from Macon (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 293 km

from Calais: 511 km

from Nice: 394 km

from Bordeaux: 462 km

from Strasbourg: 305 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-Desert from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barizey, Bissey-sous-Cruchaud, Buxy, Chatel-Moron, Dracy-le-Fort, Givry, Granges, Jambles, Montagny-les-Buxy, Moroges, Rosey, Saint-Denis-de-Vaux, Saint-Germain-les-Buxy, Sainte-Helene and Sassangy.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Desert

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