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Saint-Yan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Yan in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Paray-le-Monial basilica at 7 km from Saint-Yan

Visit Saint-Yan: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial basilica at 7 km and Paray-le-Monial at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Yan, 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-Yan 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 7 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial

at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

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

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
 
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Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Cluny guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 52 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its...

See Vichy guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 63 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important...

See Chateldon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Yan

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Yan

  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (7km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (9km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (16km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (21km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (30km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Yan, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (7km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (7km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (12km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (23km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (26km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (29km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (12km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (15km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (20km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (24km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (32km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (18km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Yan is in the eastern-center of France at 62 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Yan is 300 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Yan

Canton: Paray-le-Monial

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71600

Distance to Saint-Yan

from Macon (prefecture): 62 km

from Paris: 300 km

from Calais: 529 km

from Nice: 394 km

from Bordeaux: 399 km

from Strasbourg: 369 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-Yan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chassenard, Varenne-Saint-Germain, Versaugues and Vitry-en-Charollais.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Yan

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