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Varennes-le-Grand tourism and travel guide

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Visit Varennes-le-Grand: highlights and tourist information

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Varennes-le-Grand is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 45 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Varennes-le-Grand is 304 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chalon-sur-Saone at 8 km and Tournus at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Varennes-le-Grand, 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 Varennes-le-Grand in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Varennes-le-Grand

Markets in and near Varennes-le-Grand

  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (8km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (8km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (9km)
  • Givry: market Thursday (13km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (16km)
  • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs: market Thursday (23km)
  • Chagny: market Thursday & Sunday (24km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (25km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (28km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (28km)

More information about Varennes-le-Grand, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Varennes-le-Grand, France

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

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (33km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (35km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (35km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (41km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (45km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (62km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - la Seille (22km)
  • Seille (Saône) (22km)
  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Varennes-le-Grand

Canton: Chalon-sur-Saône-Sud

Arrondissement: Chalon-sur-Saône

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71240

Distance to Varennes-le-Grand

from Macon (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 304 km

from Calais: 521 km

from Nice: 383 km

from Bordeaux: 471 km

from Strasbourg: 299 km

Getting here

Varennes-le-Grand is in the eastern-center of France. 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 Varennes-le-Grand from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumont-sur-Grosne, Epervans, Gigny-sur-Saone, Lux, Marnay, Ouroux-sur-Saone, Saint-Ambreuil, Saint-Cyr, Saint-Loup-de-Varennes and Sevrey.

This page in French: Visiter Varennes-le-Grand

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