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Saint-Gilles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Gilles in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Chalon-sur-Saone at 18 km from Saint-Gilles

Visit Saint-Gilles: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chalon-sur-Saone at 18 km and Beaune at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Gilles, 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-Gilles 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 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 21 km (direction north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Beaune guide
Autun

Autun

at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Autun guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
 
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Cormatin

Cormatin

at 37 km (direction south)

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

See Cormatin guide
Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south), in the Cote d'Or department

The village of Chateauneuf-sur-Auxois, one of the 'most beautiful...

See Chateauneuf-en-Auxois guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 40 km (direction south-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 40 km (direction south-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Brancion guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 49 km (direction south)

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

See Cluny guide
Saulieu

Saulieu

at 55 km (direction north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of the Basilica...

See Saulieu guide
Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 55 km (direction north-west), in the Nievre department

Morvan Regional Natural Park is a quiet region of unspoiled...

See Morvan Regional Park guide
Dijon

Dijon

at 58 km (direction north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

There is a remarkable range of interesting historic sites...

See Dijon guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 63 km (direction south-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Gilles

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Gilles

  • Chagny: market Thursday & Sunday (8km)
  • Givry: market Thursday (12km)
  • Epinac: market Wednesday & Sunday (17km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Le Creusot: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (20km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Beaune: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Bligny-sur-Ouche: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs: market Thursday (28km)
  • Autun: market Wednesday & Friday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Gilles, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (38km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (44km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (52km)
  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (20km)
  • Abbaye de la Bussière (38km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Barbirey sur Ouche (43km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (50km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (51km)
  • Parc de Saint-Léger (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (12km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (45km)
  • Seille (Saône) (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Gilles is in the eastern-center of France at 65 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Gilles is 280 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Gilles

Canton: Chagny

Arrondissement: Chalon-sur-Saône

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71510

Distance to Saint-Gilles

from Macon (prefecture): 65 km

from Paris: 280 km

from Calais: 497 km

from Nice: 408 km

from Bordeaux: 464 km

from Strasbourg: 299 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-Gilles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 21 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aluze, Bouzeron, Chamilly, Change, Charrecey, Chassey-le-Camp, Cheilly-les-Maranges, Creot, Dennevy, Dezize-les-Maranges, Mercurey, Paris-l'Hopital, Remigny, Saint-Berain-sur-Dheune, Saint-Gervais-sur-Couches, Saint-Jean-de-Trezy, Saint-Leger-sur-Dheune, Saint-Maurice-les-Couches, Saint-Sernin-du-Plain, Sampigny-les-Maranges and Santenay.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Gilles

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