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Moulins tourism, attractions and travel guide

Photo of Moulins in Allier

Visit Moulins: Highlights and Tourist Information

IMPORTANT: this page features a summary of local highlights.
For detailed visitor information see Moulins travel guide

Location: Moulins is situated in the Allier (Auvergne region) in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Allier department. (General information: Moulins is 265 km from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Moulins: town of art and history;

Popular places to visit nearby: these include Souvigny at 11 km and Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule at 29 km . For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Moulins tourism: selected places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Moulins. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

photo of Souvigny
Souvigny 11km
photo of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule 29km
photo of Apremont-sur-Allier
Apremont-sur-Allier 42km
photo of Lapalisse
Lapalisse 42km
photo of Charroux
Charroux 44km

Map of places to visit near Moulins and location information

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Markets in and near Moulins

Market days in Moulins: weekly market: Tuesday & Friday;

Local markets

  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (0km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (2km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (21km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (27km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Decize: market Friday (31km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (35km)
  • La Machine: market Saturday (37km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (39km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (40km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (42km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (43km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (43km)

Tourist attractions to visit near Moulins, 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 Moulins and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the map below.

Most beautiful villages in France (see also beautiful French villages) Apremont-sur-Allier (42km)

National Monuments Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour) Lapalisse (42km)

Churches or other religious monuments Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (21km); Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (24km)

Remarkable gardens Arboretum de Balaine (16km); Parc floral d'Apremont (44km)

theme park Le PAL (27km)

zoo or wildlife park Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (24km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Moulins

Canton: Moulins

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

Postcode: 03000

Distance to Moulins

from Moulins (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 265 km

from Calais: 499 km

from Nice: 443 km

from Bordeaux: 359 km

from Strasbourg: 400 km

Close by

We have 6 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Moulins): Avermes, Bressolles, Coulandon, Neuvy, Toulon-sur-Allier and Yzeure.

Getting here

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

This page in French: Visitez Moulins

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