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Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Paray-le-Monial basilica at 15 km from Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais

Visit Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial basilica at 15 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais, 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-Germain-en-Brionnais 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 15 km (direction north-west)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 15 km (direction west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial

at 15 km (direction north-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
 
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Cluny

Cluny

at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cluny guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Macon

Macon

at 44 km (direction east)

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

See Macon guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Brancion guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 49 km (direction west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty...

See Bagnols guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais

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Markets in and near Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais

  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (15km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (18km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (19km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (28km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (32km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (22km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (8km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (15km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (21km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (22km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (27km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (28km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (30km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (32km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (6km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (6km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (7km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (15km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (23km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (48km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (36km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (9km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais is in the eastern-center of France at 44 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais is 313 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais

Canton: Clayette

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71610

Distance to Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais

from Macon (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 313 km

from Calais: 541 km

from Nice: 378 km

from Bordeaux: 412 km

from Strasbourg: 362 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-Germain-en-Brionnais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amanze, Colombier-en-Brionnais, Curbigny, Dyo, Marcilly-la-Gueurce, Oye, Prizy, Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois and Vareilles.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais

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