Varennes-les-Macon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varennes-les-Macon in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Macon at 5 km from Varennes-les-Macon

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Varennes-les-Macon 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 Varennes-les-Macon in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Macon at 5 km and Solutre-Pouilly at 6 km.

Varennes-les-Macon, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Macon

Macon

at 5 km (direction north-east)

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit to nearby Lamartine's...

See Macon guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 18 km (direction south-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

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Brancion

Brancion

at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Brancion guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 32 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Cormatin guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 34 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 34 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 34 km (direction south-east), in the Ain department

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing and bird-watching...

See Dombes guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 34 km (direction east), in the Ain department

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, allow time to...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 37 km (direction south), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments paying testament to...

See Trevoux guide
Anse

Anse

at 38 km (direction south-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Theize

Theize

at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide

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Markets in and near Varennes-les-Macon

  • Macon: market Saturday (4km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (5km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (7km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (11km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (16km)
  • Belleville: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (21km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Montmerle-sur-Saone: market Sunday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Varennes-les-Macon, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (7km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (21km)
  • Trevoux (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (20km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (32km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (47km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (24km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (34km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (37km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (38km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (7km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (30km)
  • Seille (Saône) (30km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Varennes-les-Macon is in the eastern-center of France at 5 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Varennes-les-Macon is 341 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varennes-les-Macon

Canton: Mâcon-Sud

Arrondissement: Mâcon

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71000

Distance to Varennes-les-Macon

from Macon (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 341 km

from Calais: 563 km

from Nice: 345 km

from Bordeaux: 448 km

from Strasbourg: 340 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-les-Macon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bey, Chaintre, Chanes, Charnay-les-Macon, Cormoranche-sur-Saone, Creches-sur-Saone, Davaye, Fuisse, Grieges, Leynes, Macon, Prisse, Replonges, Saint-Amour-Bellevue, Saint-Laurent-sur-Saone, Saint-Verand, Solutre-Pouilly and Vinzelles.

This page in French: Visiter Varennes-les-Macon