Varenne-l'Arconce tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varenne-l'Arconce in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Anzy-le-Duc at 8 km from Varenne-l'Arconce

Visit Varenne-l'Arconce: highlights and tourist information

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Varenne-l'Arconce is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Varenne-l'Arconce in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Anzy-le-Duc at 8 km and Semur-en-Brionnais at 10 km.

Varenne-l'Arconce, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction west)

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory of Anzy-le-Duc...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south-west)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cluny guide


at 41 km (direction west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and its gardens are...

See Lapalisse guide


at 43 km (direction east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cormatin guide


at 52 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide


at 53 km (direction east-north-east)

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an important regional centre - hence...

See Brancion guide


Most Beautiful Village at 54 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 56 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 58 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


at 62 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide

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Map of places to visit near Varenne-l'Arconce


Markets in and near Varenne-l'Arconce

  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (12km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (13km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (20km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (21km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (29km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Varenne-l'Arconce, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (43km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (8km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (10km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (19km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (20km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (21km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (21km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (34km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (41km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (0km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (3km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (12km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (19km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (24km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (53km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (43km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (13km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (45km)

Geography and distances

Varenne-l'Arconce is in the eastern-center of France at 51 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Varenne-l'Arconce is 311 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varenne-l'Arconce

Canton: Semur-en-Brionnais

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71110

Distance to Varenne-l'Arconce

from Macon (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 311 km

from Calais: 540 km

from Nice: 381 km

from Bordeaux: 405 km

from Strasbourg: 367 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 Varenne-l'Arconce from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Briant, Oye, Poisson, Prizy, Saint-Didier-en-Brionnais and Sarry.

This page in French: Visiter Varenne-l'Arconce