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Tancon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tancon in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 15 km from Tancon

Visit Tancon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 15 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Tancon, 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 Tancon in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
 
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Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest...

See Oingt guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 39 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a...

See Belleville guide
Theize

Theize

at 40 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when exploring...

See Theize guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cluny guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the...

See Bagnols guide
Macon

Macon

at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Macon guide
Anse

Anse

at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint at...

See Anse guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 48 km (direction west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal...

See Lapalisse guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments...

See Trevoux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tancon

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Markets in and near Tancon

  • Chauffailles: market Friday (6km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (12km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (19km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (23km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (27km)

More information about Tancon, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Tancon, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (37km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (8km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (17km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (24km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (32km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (34km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (37km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (8km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (13km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (15km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (17km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (39km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (39km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (37km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (25km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Tancon is in the eastern-center of France at 45 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Tancon is 328 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tancon

Canton: Chauffailles

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71740

Distance to Tancon

from Macon (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 328 km

from Calais: 557 km

from Nice: 365 km

from Bordeaux: 406 km

from Strasbourg: 373 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 Tancon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chandon, Chassigny-sous-Dun, Chateauneuf, Coublanc, Ecoche, Ligny-en-Brionnais, Maizilly, Mars, Mussy-sous-Dun, Saint-Denis-de-Cabanne, Saint-Edmond, Saint-Igny-de-Roche and Saint-Martin-de-Lixy.

This page in French: Visiter Tancon

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