Allier places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Allier department of the Auvergne. See also our detailed Allier guide.

Allier sightseeing and tourist information

photo of Charroux

Charroux

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the 'village centre' being a hard to find area of grass! [...]

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Herisson

The ruined castle and the historic centre along the banks of the Aumance river are the principal attractions in Her [...]

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Lapalisse

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and its gardens are the main highlight when yo [...]

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Montlucon

Periods of prosperity in the 12th, 15th and 19th centuries have each contributed monuments and buildings to the cen [...]

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Moulins

In the historic centre of Moulins it is the cathedral that is the most imposing monument [...]

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Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a stroll when you are in the region [...]

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Souvigny

The Priory Church of Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul with the tombes of the Dukes of Burgundy reminds us how important t [...]

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Vichy

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled water and as centre for the government of unoccupied Fraance du [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Allier travel guide

 
 

Market towns & days in Allier

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Bellenaves: Wednesday
Bellerive-sur-Allier: Saturday
Bourbon-l'Archambault: Saturday
Commentry: Friday
Cosne-d'Allier: Tuesday
Cusset: Saturday
Domerat: Friday
Dompierre-sur-Besbre: Saturday
Ebreuil: Thursday
Gannat: Saturday
Jaligny-sur-Besbre: Wednesday
Lapalisse: Thursday
Le Donjon: Tuesday
Le Mayet-de-Montagne: Monday
Lurcy-Levis: Monday
Montlucon: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day
Montmarault: Wednesday
Moulins: Tuesday & Friday
Neris-les-Bains: Thursday & Sunday
Noyant-d'Allier: Wednesday
Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: Friday
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: Wednesday & Saturday
Saint-Yorre: Wednesday
Varennes-sur-Allier: Tuesday
Vichy: Every day except Monday
Yzeure: Wednesday

Selected tourist attractions in the Allier department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Zoo or wildlife park

Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL)

4* Towns in Bloom

Vichy: Tourist guide

Ville d'etape

Lapalisse

Montmarault

Towns of Art and History

Montlucon: Tourist guide

Moulins: Tourist guide

Theme Park

Le PAL

Sites of Natural Beauty

Foret de Troncais

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Arboretum de Balaine

Religious Monuments

Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault)

Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande)

Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon)

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Lapalisse: Tourist guide

Neris-les-Bains

National Monuments

Chareil-Cintrat Chateau

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Charroux: Tourist guide