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Varennes-le-Grand tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varennes-le-Grand in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Chalon-sur-Saone at 8 km from Varennes-le-Grand

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-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chalon-sur-Saone at 8 km and Tournus abbey at 16 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!

Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but you will...

See Tournus guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Brancion guide
 
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Cormatin

Cormatin

at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Cormatin guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 35 km (direction south-west)

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

See Cluny guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Cote d'Or department

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region of the same...

See Beaune guide
Macon

Macon

at 45 km (direction south)

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

See Macon guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 47 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 48 km (direction south-south-west), in the Cote d'Or department

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour of the...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Autun

Autun

at 51 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Autun guide
Dole

Dole

at 63 km (direction east-north-east), in the Jura department

The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is the principal attraction...

See Dole guide

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

Map of places to visit near Varennes-le-Grand

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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)

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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)

 
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Geography and distances

Varennes-le-Grand is in the eastern-center of France at 45 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Varennes-le-Grand is 304 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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