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Paray-le-Monial in all simplicity

How to come?

By TGV: 2h15 from Paris, stop Le Creusot-Montchanin, transfer by SNCF shuttle to Paray-le-Monial station (to be taken with the SNCF ticket).
By train: regular line Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Lyon.
By road: from Paris, by the RN7 direction Nevers then Mâcon.
By bike: Paray-le-Monial is located on the Eurovélo 6, exit towards the city center and follow the road signs. Bike racks await you in front of the tourist office.
By bus: regular line Paray-le-Monial/ Mâcon

Where to park?

Car parks: all car parks are free in Paray le Monial (see map). The two most important car parks are Place de l'Europe in the city centre and Parc du Moulin Liron.
For charging electric cars: 2 locations Place de l'Europe, 1 location Parking of the City Hall (rue Pasteur). Several establishments are equipped (Empire Cinema, Leclerc Shopping Centre, The Originals Hotel City...), you can find the information on their page in the list of services.
The motorhome area: The area is located in the heart of the city close to tourist sites and shops. Drain your wastewater for free, recharge your motorhome with water (2€ for 100 litres/10 minutes) and electricity (5€ for 8 hours), 11 free parking spaces are available. There are 8 sites with electric charging. A lot of gravel space allows parking for about 25 motorhome.
Eric Tabarly boating stop: For boaters: mooring, water and electricity connections, picnic area, garbage cans, toilets.

How to move around Paray-le-Monial?

Paray-le-Monial is located in a preserved and rural area.

Public transport trips:
Regular TER lines allow traffic to the East towards Nevers and Moulins-sur-Allier, to the North towards Chalon-sur-Saône and Dijon and to the South-East towards La Clayette and Lyon.
Bus lines crisscross the entire Saône-et-Loire department and make it possible to complete the rail infrastructure.

River trips:
The Canal du Center offers river access and has a nautical stop "Éric Tabarly" allowing the reception of boaters. The nautical stopover extends over 1.5 km and is equipped with 16 mooring rings.

Cycling trips:
The city is crossed by Eurovélo 6, a major cycling route in Europe. It is one of the 14 routes of the EuroVélo network, created on the initiative of the European Federation of Cyclists (ECF)
in 1994. Its objective is to follow three of the largest European rivers, crucibles of European civilisation: the Loire, the Rhine and the Danube. A secondary axis connects the Eurovélo6 from Roanne and arrives at Paray-le-Monial.

Air travel:
Access by air is possible thanks to the aerodrome of Saint-Yan, a neighboring town. Saint-Yan airport is owned by the joint syndicate, SYAB, made up of the communities that manage it. Its infrastructures are complete and efficient: control tower, runways equipped for landings at night or without visibility. These runways are long enough and have enough lift to accommodate up to the Boeing 737.

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Our shop

The Paray-le-Monial Tourist Office offers you a shop space open more than 330 days a year.

Find a range of products from local producers stamped "made in Charolais-Brionnais":

  • Beef terrines from the Ferme des Bruyères
  • organic honey from Estelle and Timothée Mazille "Between Honey and Earth",
  • Roche des Bancs wine...

And regional products typical of Burgundy such as Fallot mustards, Flavigny anise or even Jacoulot liqueurs....and our famous Cacou liqueur (a specialty of Paray le Monial),

A bookstore area composed of books on the following themes: tourism, spirituality, geography, local history, youth ....

Our territory has a network of craftsmen with unique know-how. A fine range of objects (wooden pen, pottery, jewellery, etc.), made by these enthusiasts, are on offer in the window.

Souvenirs, postcards, road maps... are also on sale at the tourist office.

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