Charroux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Charroux in Allier

Visit Charroux: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the 'village centre' being a hard to find area of grass!

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Charroux. For detailed visitor information see the Charroux travel guide

Charroux is situated in the Allier, Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the south of France at 44 km from Moulins, the department capital. (General information: Charroux is 303 km from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Charroux include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Vichy at 21 km and Riom at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Charroux reviews and comments:

This description is incorrect with respect to facilities ( restaurants , shops etc ). There are 5 restaurants within the village ranging from a high end restaurant to a bistro to a creperie to an auberge. Within the village there are 21 shops and 5 places for accommodation.

Charroux, France Rating: 3/5 Reviewed by jaynekirby the

Hi, thanks for your comments. Either the village has been busy since our visit or I must have missed a street! Thanks for your help.

Charroux, France Rating: 3/5 Reviewed by Admin the

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Charroux, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Charroux in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Allier

Map of places to visit near Charroux

Markets in and near Charroux

Local markets

  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (10km)
  • Gannat: market Saturday (10km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (21km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (22km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (24km)

More information about Charroux, Auvergne

Tourist attractions to visit near Charroux, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Charroux and wondering what to do next!

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (10km) [Map]

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (31km) [Map]
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (32km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (43km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (45km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (24km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (40km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (15km) [Map]

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (55km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (22km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (51km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Charroux

Canton: Chantelle

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

Postcode: 03140

Distance to Charroux

from Moulins (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 303 km

from Calais: 538 km

from Nice: 425 km

from Bordeaux: 328 km

from Strasbourg: 436 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Charroux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found 12 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Charroux): Chantelle, Chezelle, Etroussat, Jenzat, Le Mayet-d'Ecole, Naves, Saint-Bonnet-de-Rochefort, Saint-Germain-de-Salles, Saulzet, Taxat-Senat, Ussel-d'Allier and Vicq.

This page in French: Visitez Charroux