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Sainte-Cecile tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Cecile in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Cluny at 6 km from Sainte-Cecile

Visit Sainte-Cecile: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Cecile is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cluny at 6 km and Solutre-Pouilly at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sainte-Cecile, 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 Sainte-Cecile in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Cluny

Cluny

at 6 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cluny guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 18 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Macon

Macon

at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Macon guide
 
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Brancion

Brancion

at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Brancion guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in roman style...

See Tournus abbey guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 39 km (direction west)

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 39 km (direction west)

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

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 44 km (direction west)

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 47 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction south), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Cecile

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Markets in and near Sainte-Cecile

  • Cluny: market Saturday (6km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (15km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (19km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (25km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (27km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (28km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Sainte-Cecile, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (13km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (39km)
  • Charlieu (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (1km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (4km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (6km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (29km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (36km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (39km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (40km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (43km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (46km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (25km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (26km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (34km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (36km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (36km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (13km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (29km)
  • Seille (Saône) (29km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (27km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (19km)
  • Vonnas (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Sainte-Cecile is in the eastern-center of France at 19 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Cecile is 323 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Cecile

Canton: Cluny

Arrondissement: Mâcon

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71250

Distance to Sainte-Cecile

from Macon (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 323 km

from Calais: 546 km

from Nice: 364 km

from Bordeaux: 439 km

from Strasbourg: 339 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 Sainte-Cecile from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bergesserin, Berze-le-Chatel, Bourgvilain, Brandon, Chateau, Clermain, Cluny, Jalogny, Mazille, Montagny-sur-Grosne, Saint-Point and Sologny.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Cecile

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