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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

Visit Varennes-les-Macon: highlights and tourist information

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Varennes-les-Macon is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Macon at 5 km and Solutre-Pouilly at 6 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 5 km (direction north-east)

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

See Macon guide


at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


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

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

See Belleville guide


at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Cluny guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Brancion guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Cormatin guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

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

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey...

See Tournus abbey guide


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

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect...

See Dombes guide


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

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


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

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several...

See Trevoux guide


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

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

See Anse guide


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

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

See Theize guide


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...

See Oingt guide

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

Map of places to visit near Varennes-les-Macon


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)

More information about Varennes-les-Macon, Burgundy

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)


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

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