Taize tourism and travel guide

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Visit Taize: highlights and tourist information

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Taize is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 26 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Taize is 313 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Cormatin at 4 km and Cluny at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Taize, 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 Taize 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 Saone-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Taize

Markets in and near Taize

  • Cluny: market Saturday (9km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (19km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (20km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (24km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (26km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Givry: market Thursday (30km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (32km)

More information about Taize, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Taize, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (24km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (54km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (49km)
  • Charlieu (55km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (7km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (10km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (14km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (19km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (37km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (37km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (53km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (55km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Digoine (35km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (36km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (39km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (43km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - la Seille (20km)
  • Seille (Saône) (20km)
  • Roche de Solutré (24km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (32km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (26km)
  • Vonnas (41km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Taize

Canton: Saint-Gengoux-le-National

Arrondissement: Mâcon

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71250

Distance to Taize

from Macon (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 313 km

from Calais: 535 km

from Nice: 373 km

from Bordeaux: 449 km

from Strasbourg: 326 km

Getting here

Taize 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 - allow about 6 - 7 hours. For driving distances to Taize from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ameugny, Blanot, Bonnay, Bray, Chapaize, Chissey-les-Macon, Cormatin, Cortambert, Cortevaix, Flagy, Malay, Massilly and Massy.

This page in French: Visiter Taize