Semelay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Semelay: highlights and tourist information

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Semelay is situated in the Nievre department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 55 kilometres from Nevers, the department capital (general information: Semelay is 249 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Autun at 36 km and Corbigny at 47 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Semelay, 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 Semelay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Nievre

Map of places to visit near Semelay

Markets in and near Semelay

  • La Machine: market Saturday (30km)
  • Decize: market Friday (30km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (32km)
  • Autun: market Wednesday & Friday (35km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (39km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (42km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (43km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (43km)
  • Le Creusot: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (44km)
  • Corbigny: market Friday (47km)

More information about Semelay, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Semelay, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Semelay.

Grand sites of France

  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (16km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (36km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (44km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien) (48km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Limanton (18km)
  • Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois (27km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (44km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bibracte (16km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (42km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Semelay

Canton: Luzy

Arrondissement: Château-Chinon(Ville)

Department: Nievre

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 58360

Distance to Semelay

from Nevers (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 249 km

from Calais: 478 km

from Nice: 440 km

from Bordeaux: 409 km

from Strasbourg: 350 km

Getting here

Semelay is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car or drive from a channel ferry port, operhaps Calais or Dunkirk at about 5 - 6 hours. For driving distances to Semelay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avree, Lanty and Remilly.

This page in French: Visiter Semelay