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Simard tourism and travel guide

Photo of Simard in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Chalon-sur-Saone at 26 km from Simard

Visit Simard: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chalon-sur-Saone at 26 km and Tournus abbey at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Simard, 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 Simard 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 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tournus guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 29 km (direction east), in the Jura department

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
 
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Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

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

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east), in the Jura department

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Brancion guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 42 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cormatin guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Beaune guide
Dole

Dole

at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Jura department

The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is...

See Dole guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Arbois

Arbois

at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Arbois guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 51 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cluny guide
Macon

Macon

at 53 km (direction south-west)

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

See Macon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Simard

 
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Markets in and near Simard

  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (6km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (8km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (11km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (15km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (19km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs: market Thursday (23km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (25km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (27km)

More information about Simard, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Simard, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (38km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (51km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (54km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (55km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (28km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Seille (Saône) (29km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (29km)
  • Source - la Seille (39km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (43km)
  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Simard is in the eastern-center of France at 53 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Simard is 318 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Simard

Canton: Montret

Arrondissement: Louhans

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71330

Distance to Simard

from Macon (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 318 km

from Calais: 529 km

from Nice: 373 km

from Bordeaux: 493 km

from Strasbourg: 283 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 Simard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Devrouze, Diconne, Juif, Montret, Saint-Germain-du-Bois, Saint-Usuge, Thurey and Verissey.

This page in French: Visiter Simard

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