Magnet tourism and travel guide

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Visit Magnet: highlights and tourist information

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Magnet is situated in the Allier, Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the south of France at 40 km from Moulins, the department capital. (General information: Magnet is 306 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lapalisse at 11 km and Vichy at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Magnet, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Magnet 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 Magnet

Markets in and near Magnet

  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (5km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (10km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (11km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (12km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (13km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (21km)

More information about Magnet, Auvergne

Tourist attractions to visit near Magnet, 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 Magnet and wondering what to do next!

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (22km) [Map]

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (33km) [Map]
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (40km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (44km) [Map]
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (44km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (44km) [Map]
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (45km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (53km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (57km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (25km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (54km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (42km) [Map]

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (36km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (43km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (33km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Magnet

Canton: Varennes-sur-Allier

Arrondissement: Vichy

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

Postcode: 03260

Distance to Magnet

from Moulins (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 306 km

from Calais: 540 km

from Nice: 408 km

from Bordeaux: 353 km

from Strasbourg: 414 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Magnet): Billezois, Billy, Bost, Crechy, Creuzier-le-Neuf, Langy, Perigny, Saint-Christophe, Saint-Etienne-de-Vicq, Saint-Felix, Saint-Gerand-le-Puy, Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses, Sanssat and Seuillet.

This page in French: Visitez Magnet