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Saint-Martin-le-Chatel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 12 km from Saint-Martin-le-Chatel

Visit Saint-Martin-le-Chatel: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Martin-le-Chatel is situated in the Ain department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 12 km and Macon at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Martin-le-Chatel, 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-Martin-le-Chatel in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 12 km (direction south-east)

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 22 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Macon guide


at 30 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Dombes guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide


at 35 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 35 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Tournus abbey guide


at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Brancion guide


at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Cluny guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction south)

The hillside walled town of perouges is among our favourite villages to...

See Perouges guide


at 44 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


at 46 km (direction south-west)

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several...

See Trevoux guide


at 49 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that...

See Anse guide


at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ain

Map of places to visit near Saint-Martin-le-Chatel


Markets in and near Saint-Martin-le-Chatel

  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (12km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (12km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (18km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (22km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (22km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (24km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (26km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (26km)

More information about Saint-Martin-le-Chatel, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Martin-le-Chatel, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (31km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (12km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (22km)
  • Trevoux (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (32km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (39km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (39km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Seille (Saône) (30km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (30km)
  • Roche de Solutré (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (12km)
  • Macon (22km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Martin-le-Chatel is in the east of France at 12 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Saint-Martin-le-Chatel is 353 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Martin-le-Chatel

Canton: Montrevel-en-Bresse

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Martin-le-Chatel

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 353 km

from Calais: 572 km

from Nice: 333 km

from Bordeaux: 471 km

from Strasbourg: 324 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Martin-le-Chatel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Attignat, Confrancon, Cras-sur-Reyssouze, Curtafond, Etrez, Malafretaz, Mezeriat, Polliat, Saint-Didier-d'Aussiat and Saint-Sulpice.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Martin-le-Chatel

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