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Saulieu tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saulieu: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of the Basilica Saint-Andoche

Saulieu is situated in the Cote d'Or department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saulieu. For detailed visitor information see the Saulieu travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Auxois at 25 km and Chateauneuf-en-Auxois at 32 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saulieu, 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 Saulieu in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc less than one km (direction north-north-east), in the Nievre department

Morvan Regional Natural Park is a quiet region of unspoiled countryside...

See Morvan Regional Park guide
Semur-en-Auxois

Semur-en-Auxois

at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

One of the prettiest of the Burgundy villages, Semur-en-Auxois has...

See Semur-en-Auxois guide
Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction east)

The village of Chateauneuf-sur-Auxois, one of the 'most beautiful villages in...

See Chateauneuf-en-Auxois guide
Montreal

Montreal

at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Yonne department

Behind its fortified entrance, the small village of Montreal is a...

See Montreal guide
 
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Avallon

Avallon

at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Yonne department

Avallon is a very pleasant town to explore with...

See Avallon guide
Flavigny

Flavigny

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-east)

The village of Flavigny retains an ancient centre surrounded by fortified...

See Flavigny guide
Autun

Autun

at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Autun guide
Montbard

Montbard

at 39 km (direction north-north-east)

A typical regional town, we suggest you take a...

See Montbard guide
Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Abbey at 39 km (direction north-north-east)

The complex of buildings at the Abbey de Fontenay, and the surrounding...

See Fontenay Abbey guide
Corbigny

Corbigny

at 41 km (direction west), in the Nievre department

Corbigny, on the edge of the Morvan Regional Parc, includes...

See Corbigny guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Yonne department

The basilica in Vézelay is a monumental example of...

See Vézelay basilica guide
Vezelay

Vezelay

Heritage Site at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Yonne department

Even if it didn't have one of the most...

See Vezelay guide
Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Yonne department

The half-timbered houses and riverside setting make Noyers-sur-Serein one of...

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 54 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Beaune guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cote d'Or

Map of places to visit near Saulieu

 
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Markets in and near Saulieu

Market days in Saulieu: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Saulieu: market Saturday (0km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (17km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (34km)
  • Venarey-les-Laumes: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Autun: market Wednesday & Friday (37km)
  • Epinac: market Wednesday & Sunday (39km)
  • Bligny-sur-Ouche: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Montbard: market Friday (39km)
  • Corbigny: market Friday (42km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (57km)

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Tourist attractions near Saulieu, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (35km)
  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (42km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (38km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Saint-Léger (7km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (10km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (31km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (32km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (35km)
  • Abbaye de la Bussière (38km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Barbirey sur Ouche (40km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (42km)
  • Jardin du château de Limanton (49km)
  • Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Siège d'Alésia (35km)
  • Bibracte (42km)
  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (46km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saulieu is in the eastern-center of France at 61 kilometres from Dijon, the department capital (general information: Saulieu is 224 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saulieu

Canton: Saulieu

Arrondissement: Montbard

Department: Cote d'Or

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 21210

Distance to Saulieu

from Dijon (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 224 km

from Calais: 443 km

from Nice: 463 km

from Bordeaux: 460 km

from Strasbourg: 299 km

Getting here

Most visitors drive from one of the channel ports such as Calais or Dunkirk, a drive of about 6 hours, or fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car. For driving distances to Saulieu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Morvan Regional Park, Saint-Didier, Saint-Martin-de-la-Mer and Villargoix.

This page in French: Visiter Saulieu

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