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Sornay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sornay in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Tournus abbey at 22 km from Sornay

Visit Sornay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Tournus abbey at 22 km and Tournus at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sornay, 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 Sornay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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 region, well...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
 
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Brancion

Brancion

at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Brancion guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction east), in the Jura department

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Cormatin guide
Macon

Macon

at 44 km (direction south-west)

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

See Macon guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 45 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cluny guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 47 km (direction south), in the Ain department

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse,...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 51 km (direction south-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Beaune guide
Arbois

Arbois

at 55 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Arbois guide

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Map of places to visit near Sornay

 
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Markets in and near Sornay

  • Louhans: market Monday (3km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (17km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (19km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (22km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (24km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (25km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (29km)

More information about Sornay, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Sornay, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (51km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (47km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (47km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (51km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (31km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Seille (Saône) (22km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (22km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (42km)
  • Source - la Seille (42km)
  • Roche de Solutré (51km)
  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (57km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Sornay is in the eastern-center of France at 44 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Sornay is 326 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sornay

Canton: Louhans

Arrondissement: Louhans

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71500

Distance to Sornay

from Macon (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 326 km

from Calais: 539 km

from Nice: 364 km

from Bordeaux: 489 km

from Strasbourg: 291 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 Sornay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bantanges, Branges, Bruailles, Juif, La Chapelle-Naude, Louhans, Menetreuil, Montret, Saint-Usuge, Savigny-sur-Seille and Vincelles.

This page in French: Visiter Sornay

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