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Vareilles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vareilles in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 14 km from Vareilles

Visit Vareilles: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 14 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vareilles, 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 Vareilles 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 14 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 16 km (direction west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 20 km (direction 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 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide
 
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Cluny

Cluny

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cluny guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 43 km (direction east-north-east)

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the...

See Cormatin guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites...

See Belleville guide
Macon

Macon

at 44 km (direction east)

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

See Macon guide
Oingt

Oingt

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

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

See Oingt guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

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

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

See Lapalisse guide
Theize

Theize

at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 49 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Brancion guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 50 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty villages to...

See Bagnols guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vareilles

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Markets in and near Vareilles

  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (3km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (12km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (17km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (20km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (22km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (30km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Vareilles, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (35km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (14km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (16km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (18km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (19km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (28km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (29km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (34km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (35km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (4km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (6km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (9km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (10km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (28km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (44km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (35km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (15km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Vareilles is in the eastern-center of France at 44 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Vareilles is 319 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vareilles

Canton: Clayette

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71800

Distance to Vareilles

from Macon (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 319 km

from Calais: 547 km

from Nice: 373 km

from Bordeaux: 410 km

from Strasbourg: 365 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 Vareilles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amanze, Baudemont, Curbigny, La Chapelle-sous-Dun, La Clayette, Oye, Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais, Saint-Laurent-en-Brionnais, Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois, Varennes-sous-Dun and Vauban.

This page in French: Visiter Vareilles

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