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Sainte-Croix tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Croix in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Tournus abbey at 26 km from Sainte-Croix

Visit Sainte-Croix: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Tournus abbey at 26 km and Tournus at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Tournus guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

The attractive village of Baume-les-Messieurs is surrounded by cliffs...

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
 
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Brancion

Brancion

at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Brancion guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village of...

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 41 km (direction south), in the Ain department

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 43 km (direction west)

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

See Cormatin guide
Macon

Macon

at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Macon guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 47 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cluny guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 50 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Arbois

Arbois

at 55 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

After exploring the old town centre in Arbois you can...

See Arbois guide
Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 63 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

The salt mines at Salins-les-Bains operated from the 13th - 20th...

See Salins-les-Bains guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Croix

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Markets in and near Sainte-Croix

  • Louhans: market Monday (7km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (17km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (20km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (25km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (25km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (26km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (26km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (28km)

More information about Sainte-Croix, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Sainte-Croix, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (50km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (39km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (48km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (31km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Seille (Saône) (24km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (24km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (38km)
  • Source - la Seille (40km)
  • Lac de Chalain (43km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (43km)
  • Lac de Chambly (43km)
  • Lac du Val (44km)
  • Roche de Solutré (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (44km)
  • Macon (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Sainte-Croix is in the eastern-center of France at 43 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Croix is 334 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Croix

Canton: Montpont-en-Bresse

Arrondissement: Louhans

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71470

Distance to Sainte-Croix

from Macon (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 334 km

from Calais: 547 km

from Nice: 356 km

from Bordeaux: 491 km

from Strasbourg: 292 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-Croix from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bruailles, Frontenaud, La Chapelle-Naude, Sagy and Saint-Martin-du-Mont.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Croix

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