Vitry-sur-Loire tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Moulins at 31 km from Vitry-sur-Loire

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Vitry-sur-Loire 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 Vitry-sur-Loire in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Moulins at 31 km and Paray-le-Monial at 41 km.

Vitry-sur-Loire, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

In the historic centre of Moulins it is the cathedral that is the most...

See Moulins guide


at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty setting make the Basilica...

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

The Priory Church of Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul with the tombes of the Dukes of...

See Souvigny guide


at 48 km (direction south), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide


at 48 km (direction south-east)

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory of Anzy-le-Duc...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a stroll when you...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


Most Beautiful Village at 54 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cher department

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating, and leads us to the...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide


at 54 km (direction east-north-east)

After exploring Autun with its old town, cathedral and roman ruins you can visit...

See Autun guide


at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Nievre department

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses dating from the...

See Nevers guide


Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction south-east)

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide

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Map of places to visit near Vitry-sur-Loire


Markets in and near Vitry-sur-Loire

  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (18km)
  • Decize: market Friday (25km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (28km)
  • La Machine: market Saturday (30km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (30km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (37km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (40km)

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Tourist attractions near Vitry-sur-Loire, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (39km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (40km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (45km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (51km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Limanton (35km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (35km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (41km)
  • Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois (42km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (51km)
  • Forgeneuve (54km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bibracte (37km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (18km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (20km)

Geography and distances

Vitry-sur-Loire is in the eastern-center of France at 96 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Vitry-sur-Loire is 262 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vitry-sur-Loire

Canton: Bourbon-Lancy

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71140

Distance to Vitry-sur-Loire

from Macon (prefecture): 96 km

from Paris: 262 km

from Calais: 494 km

from Nice: 433 km

from Bordeaux: 390 km

from Strasbourg: 369 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 Vitry-sur-Loire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cronat, Garnat-sur-Engievre, Lesme and Saint-Martin-Des-Lais.

This page in French: Visiter Vitry-sur-Loire