Marnay is located approximately 190 miles (306 kilometers) from Paris, the country's capital, and about 110 miles (177 kilometers) from Lyon.
While it may be tempting to limit yourself to just the local sights while vacationing in Marnay, don't forget, the surrounding region's numerous natural sights, cities and towns await. Chatelay, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the north, and Dole, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast of Marnay are good places to visit if you're keen on learning more about this region.
Besancon, is another good spot to explore. It is around 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Marnay and offers a great selection of things to do and see, like Palais Granvelle, Besancon Cathedral and Hotel de Ville. Make sure you don't rush back to Marnay until you've visited Besancon's Musee des Beaux-Arts, Besancon Citadel and Place du 8 Septembre.
Houses of the holy are the best doorways into a region's spiritual traditions. The churches of Poitou-Charentes are no exception. Should the heavens open, don't worry, Poitou-Charentes features a range of art museums and history museums, that'll keep you and your family busy.
Availing yourself of local expertise is terrific way for visitors to get familiar with a new place. So why not take one of the city walking tours, winery tours and cycling tours.
You won't want to bid "Au revoir / À bientôt" (farewell) to this appealing part of the world.