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Sainte-Foy tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Foy in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 3 km from Sainte-Foy

Visit Sainte-Foy: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 3 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 3 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial

at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide
 
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Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 38 km (direction west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cluny guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Oingt

Oingt

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

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

See Oingt guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 52 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 52 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Theize

Theize

at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty...

See Bagnols guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
Anse

Anse

at 59 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Foy

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Markets in and near Sainte-Foy

  • Marcigny: market Monday (7km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (18km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (19km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (25km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (25km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Sainte-Foy, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (3km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (13km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (14km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (14km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (19km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (26km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (39km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (7km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (7km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (15km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (19km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (31km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (21km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (46km)
 
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Geography and distances

Sainte-Foy is in the eastern-center of France at 54 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Foy is 316 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Foy

Canton: Semur-en-Brionnais

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71110

Distance to Sainte-Foy

from Macon (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 316 km

from Calais: 546 km

from Nice: 378 km

from Bordeaux: 400 km

from Strasbourg: 374 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-Foy from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anzy-le-Duc, Briant, Ligny-en-Brionnais, Oye, Saint-Julien-de-Civry, Sarry and Semur-en-Brionnais.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Foy

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