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Vitry-sur-Loire tourism and travel guide

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

Visit Vitry-sur-Loire: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Moulins at 31 km and Paray-le-Monial at 41 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Moulins

Moulins

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

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

See Moulins guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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
Souvigny

Souvigny

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

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

See Souvigny guide
 
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Lapalisse

Lapalisse

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

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

See Lapalisse guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 48 km (direction south-east)

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

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...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Apremont-sur-Allier

Apremont-sur-Allier

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...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide
Autun

Autun

at 54 km (direction east-north-east)

After exploring Autun with its old town, cathedral and roman...

See Autun guide
Nevers

Nevers

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

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

See Nevers guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

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

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vitry-sur-Loire

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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)
 
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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

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