Moulins tourism and travel guide

Photo of Moulins in Allier



Visit Moulins: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: In the historic centre of Moulins it is the cathedral that is the most imposing monument

IMPORTANT: this page features a summary of highlights near Moulins that you might like to explore. For detailed visitor information see the Moulins travel guide

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 include "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby 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, France: places to visit and attractions

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


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Plan your visit to Moulins

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More information about Moulins & region

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)

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!

Most beautiful villages in France (see also beautiful French villages) Apremont-sur-Allier (42km); Charroux (44km)

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); Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (49km)

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

Sites of natural beauty Forêt des Colettes (52km)

Amusement park / theme park Le PAL (27km)

Listed as villages d'etape - (recommended place to break a long journey) Montmarault (40km)

Zoo and/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

Getting here

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

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

This page in French: Visitez Moulins