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Begues tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Charroux at 7 km from Begues

Visit Begues: highlights and tourist information

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Begues is situated in the Allier department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Charroux at 7 km and Vichy at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Begues, 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 Begues in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction )

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the 'village...

See Charroux guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 21 km (direction east)

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled...

See Vichy guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 23 km (direction north-east)

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Riom

Riom

at 26 km (direction south), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments...

See Riom guide
 
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Mozac

Mozac

at 29 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman...

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the most famous bottled waters in the...

See Volvic guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 33 km (direction east-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part...

See Chateldon guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, in sombre black lava stone, dominates the...

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most important...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and its...

See Lapalisse guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Puy-de-Dome is the most famous, and most accessible of the Auvergne...

See Puy de Dome guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating historical...

See Thiers guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 46 km (direction south-east)

The Priory Church of Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul with the tombes of...

See Souvigny guide
Billom

Billom

at 47 km (direction south-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that...

See Billom guide

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Map of places to visit near Begues

 
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Markets in and near Begues

  • Gannat: market Saturday (4km)
  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (5km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (20km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (21km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (23km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (24km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Saint-Eloy-les-Mines: market Saturday (25km)

More information about Begues, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Begues, France

What to do at Begues? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Begues.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (17km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (24km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (25km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (20km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (33km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (16km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (26km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (56km)
 
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Geography and distances

Begues is in the south of France at 51 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Begues is 309 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Begues

Canton: Gannat

Arrondissement: Vichy

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Begues

from Moulins (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 309 km

from Calais: 545 km

from Nice: 421 km

from Bordeaux: 324 km

from Strasbourg: 441 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ebreuil, Gannat, Jenzat, Mazerier, Naves, Poezat, Saint-Bonnet-de-Rochefort, Saint-Germain-de-Salles, Saulzet, Valignat and Vicq.

This page in French: Visiter Begues

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