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Sainte-Helene tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Helene in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Chalon-sur-Saone at 16 km from Sainte-Helene

Visit Sainte-Helene: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chalon-sur-Saone at 16 km and Cormatin at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 28 km (direction south-east)

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

See Brancion guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See Tournus guide
 
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Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region of the same...

See Beaune guide
Autun

Autun

at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

After exploring Autun with its old town, cathedral and...

See Autun guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 36 km (direction south)

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

See Cluny guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour of...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Macon

Macon

at 52 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Macon guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 52 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 52 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 66 km (direction south-west)

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide

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Map of places to visit near Sainte-Helene

 
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Markets in and near Sainte-Helene

  • Givry: market Thursday (8km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Le Creusot: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (17km)
  • Chagny: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (22km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (27km)
  • Epinac: market Wednesday & Sunday (28km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Sainte-Helene, France

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

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (26km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (30km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (36km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (36km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (41km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (31km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (25km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (35km)
  • Seille (Saône) (35km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Sainte-Helene is in the eastern-center of France at 52 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Helene is 290 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Helene

Canton: Buxy

Arrondissement: Chalon-sur-Saône

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71390

Distance to Sainte-Helene

from Macon (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 290 km

from Calais: 509 km

from Nice: 397 km

from Bordeaux: 457 km

from Strasbourg: 309 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-Helene from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barizey, Bissey-sous-Cruchaud, Buxy, Cersot, Chatel-Moron, Jambles, Marcilly-les-Buxy, Montagny-les-Buxy, Morey, Moroges, Rosey, Saint-Denis-de-Vaux, Saint-Desert, Saint-Jean-de-Vaux, Saint-Prive, Sassangy and Villeneuve-en-Montagne.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Helene

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