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Ternant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ternant in Nievre

Photo is of Paray-le-Monial at 40 km from Ternant

Visit Ternant: highlights and tourist information

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Ternant is situated in the Nievre department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial at 40 km and Paray-le-Monial basilica at 40 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ternant, 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 Ternant in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 40 km (direction south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty setting make...

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 40 km (direction south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring Autun with its old town, cathedral and roman ruins...

See Autun guide


at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

In the historic centre of Moulins it is the cathedral...

See Moulins guide


at 51 km (direction south-south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 55 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

The Priory Church of Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul with the tombes of...

See Souvigny guide


at 65 km (direction south-west), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ternant


Markets in and near Ternant

  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (23km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (28km)
  • Decize: market Friday (30km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (32km)
  • La Machine: market Saturday (32km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (40km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (40km)
  • Autun: market Wednesday & Friday (41km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (42km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (44km)

More information about Ternant, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Ternant, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (24km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (33km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (44km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Limanton (28km)
  • Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois (36km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bibracte (24km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (28km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (31km)

Geography and distances

Ternant is in the eastern-center of France at 58 kilometres from Nevers, the department capital (general information: Ternant is 259 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ternant

Canton: Fours

Arrondissement: Château-Chinon(Ville)

Department: Nievre

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 58250

Distance to Ternant

from Nevers (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 259 km

from Calais: 489 km

from Nice: 432 km

from Bordeaux: 403 km

from Strasbourg: 357 km

Getting here

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 Ternant from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Flety, La Nocle-Maulaix, Saint-Seine, Savigny-Poil-Fol and Tazilly.

This page in French: Visiter Ternant

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