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Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 17 km from Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois

Visit Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 17 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois, 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-Symphorien-Des-Bois in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 17 km (direction west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cluny guide


at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cormatin guide


at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Macon guide


at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Brancion guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 50 km (direction west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide


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

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

See Theize guide


at 52 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-Symphorien-Des-Bois


Markets in and near Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois

  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (15km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (18km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (20km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (26km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (28km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (31km)

More information about Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (34km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (17km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (18km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (18km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (21km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (26km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (30km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (30km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (31km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (32km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (3km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (7km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (9km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (13km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (25km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (45km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (11km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois is in the eastern-center of France at 42 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois is 316 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois

Canton: Clayette

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71800

Distance to Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois

from Macon (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 316 km

from Calais: 543 km

from Nice: 375 km

from Bordeaux: 413 km

from Strasbourg: 361 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-Symphorien-Des-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amanze, Baudemont, Bois-Sainte-Marie, Colombier-en-Brionnais, Curbigny, Dyo, La Clayette, Ozolles, Prizy, Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais, Vareilles and Varennes-sous-Dun.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois

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