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Tournus tourism and travel guide

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Visit Tournus: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but you will also discover several other interesting historic sites

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Tournus. For detailed visitor information see the Tournus travel guide.

Attractions in Tournus

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in roman style with a cloister, frescoes, rare mosaics and several other highlights: Tournus abbey

Tourist classifications for Tournus include "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Brancion at 9 km and Cormatin at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Tournus, 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 Tournus in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey less than one km (direction east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Brancion guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 17 km (direction west)

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

See Cormatin guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cluny guide
 
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Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Macon

Macon

at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Macon guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

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

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 51 km (direction east), in the Jura department

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region, well placed...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Autun

Autun

at 63 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Autun guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tournus

 
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Markets in and near Tournus

Market days in Tournus: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Tournus: market Saturday (0km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (9km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (17km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (24km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (25km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (25km)
  • Givry: market Thursday (27km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (29km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Tournus, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (33km)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (13km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (25km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (27km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - la Seille (5km)
  • Seille (Saône) (5km)
  • Roche de Solutré (33km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (30km)
  • Vonnas (39km)
 
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Geography and distances

Tournus is in the eastern-center of France at 29 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Tournus is 319 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tournus

Canton: Tournus

Arrondissement: Mâcon

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71700

Distance to Tournus

from Macon (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 319 km

from Calais: 536 km

from Nice: 368 km

from Bordeaux: 467 km

from Strasbourg: 310 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 Tournus from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boyer, Chardonnay, Farges-les-Macon, Jugy, La Truchere, Lacrost, Le Villars, Mancey, Ozenay, Plottes, Prety and Vers.

This page in French: Visiter Tournus

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