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Vire tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Brancion at 10 km from Vire

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Vire 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 Vire in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Brancion at 10 km and Tournus at 14 km.

Vire, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Brancion

Brancion

at 10 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Brancion guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Tournus guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 14 km (direction west)

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

See Cluny guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Tournus abbey guide
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Macon

Macon

at 16 km (direction south)

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

See Macon guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cormatin guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Belleville

Belleville

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

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

See Belleville guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 51 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Dombes guide

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Markets in and near Vire

  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (14km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (14km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (16km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (16km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (21km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (21km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (28km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Vire, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (19km)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (12km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (14km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (14km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (15km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (43km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (44km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - la Seille (11km)
  • Seille (Saône) (11km)
  • Roche de Solutré (19km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (16km)
  • Vonnas (28km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vire is in the eastern-center of France at 16 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Vire is 326 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vire

Canton: Lugny

Arrondissement: Mâcon

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71260

Distance to Vire

from Macon (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 326 km

from Calais: 546 km

from Nice: 360 km

from Bordeaux: 457 km

from Strasbourg: 323 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 Vire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bissy-la-Maconnaise, Boz, Burgy, Clesse, Fleurville, La Salle, Laize, Lugny, Montbellet, Peronne, Saint-Albain, Saint-Gengoux-de-Scisse, Saint-Maurice-de-Satonnay and Senozan.

This page in French: Visiter Vire

 
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