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Varennes-sous-Dun tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 19 km from Varennes-sous-Dun

Visit Varennes-sous-Dun: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 19 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Varennes-sous-Dun, 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-sous-Dun in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west)

As well as the pretty village itself, you can...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 21 km (direction west)

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 24 km (direction north-west)

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
 
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Cluny

Cluny

at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cluny guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Belleville

Belleville

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

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

See Belleville guide
Macon

Macon

at 38 km (direction east)

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest...

See Macon guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 39 km (direction north-east)

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the...

See Cormatin guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

at 45 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Brancion guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Anse

Anse

at 49 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide

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Map of places to visit near Varennes-sous-Dun

 
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Markets in and near Varennes-sous-Dun

  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (3km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (10km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (21km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (22km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (24km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (30km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Varennes-sous-Dun, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (30km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (19km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (19km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (22km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (24km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (24km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (30km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (30km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (35km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (46km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (3km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (7km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (11km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (14km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (30km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (39km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (16km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Varennes-sous-Dun is in the eastern-center of France at 38 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Varennes-sous-Dun is 322 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varennes-sous-Dun

Canton: Clayette

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71800

Distance to Varennes-sous-Dun

from Macon (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 322 km

from Calais: 549 km

from Nice: 369 km

from Bordeaux: 415 km

from Strasbourg: 362 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-sous-Dun from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baudemont, Bois-Sainte-Marie, Chassigny-sous-Dun, Chatenay, Curbigny, Gibles, La Chapelle-sous-Dun, La Clayette, Montmelard, Saint-Laurent-en-Brionnais, Saint-Racho, Saint-Symphorien-Des-Bois and Vareilles.

This page in French: Visiter Varennes-sous-Dun

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