Ainay-le-Chateau tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ainay-le-Chateau: highlights and tourist information

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Ainay-le-Chateau is situated in the Allier department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the south of France at 51 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Ainay-le-Chateau is 240 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Herisson at 22 km and Culan at 32 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ainay-le-Chateau, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ainay-le-Chateau in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


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

Map of places to visit near Ainay-le-Chateau

Markets in and near Ainay-le-Chateau

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (19km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (21km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (31km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (40km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (41km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (41km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (41km)

More information about Ainay-le-Chateau, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Ainay-le-Chateau, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ainay-le-Chateau.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (18km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (21km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (24km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (35km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (37km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (42km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (44km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (47km)
  • Forgeneuve (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (8km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (48km)
  • Pougues-les-Eaux (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (14km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ainay-le-Chateau

Canton: Cérilly

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

Postcode: 0

Distance to Ainay-le-Chateau

from Moulins (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 240 km

from Calais: 475 km

from Nice: 490 km

from Bordeaux: 328 km

from Strasbourg: 432 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Ainay-le-Chateau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bessais-le-Fromental, Braize, Charenton-du-Cher, Saint-Bonnet-Troncais and Saint-Pierre-les-Etieux.

This page in French: Visiter Ainay-le-Chateau