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Vauban tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vauban in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 10 km from Vauban

Visit Vauban: highlights and tourist information

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Vauban is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 10 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vauban, 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 Vauban 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 10 km (direction west)

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

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

Anzy-le-Duc

at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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

Paray-le-Monial

at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide
 
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Cluny

Cluny

at 39 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 39 km (direction east)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 45 km (direction west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and its...

See Lapalisse guide
Theize

Theize

at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Macon

Macon

at 47 km (direction east)

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

See Macon guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 48 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cormatin guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the...

See Bagnols guide
Anse

Anse

at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vauban

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Markets in and near Vauban

  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (11km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (14km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (19km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (23km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (27km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Vauban, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (10km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (13km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (14km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (17km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (26km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (33km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (39km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (39km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (8km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (9km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (10km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (11km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (32km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (44km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (38km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (19km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vauban is in the eastern-center of France at 47 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Vauban is 321 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vauban

Canton: Clayette

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71800

Distance to Vauban

from Macon (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 321 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 372 km

from Bordeaux: 406 km

from Strasbourg: 370 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 Vauban from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baudemont, Briant, Chassigny-sous-Dun, Chateauneuf, La Chapelle-sous-Dun, La Clayette, Ligny-en-Brionnais, Saint-Laurent-en-Brionnais and Vareilles.

This page in French: Visiter Vauban

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