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Vire tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Brancion at 10 km from Vire

Visit Vire: highlights and tourist information

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Vire is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 16 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Vire is 326 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Brancion at 10 km and Tournus at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vire, 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 Vire in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

 
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Map of places to visit near Vire

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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)

More information about Vire, Burgundy

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

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

Vire is in the eastern-center of France. 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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