Bessay-sur-Allier tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Moulins at 14 km from Bessay-sur-Allier

Visit Bessay-sur-Allier: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bessay-sur-Allier in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Moulins at 14 km and Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule at 16 km.

Bessay-sur-Allier, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction north-north-west)

In the historic centre of Moulins it is the cathedral that is the most...

See Moulins guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Souvigny guide


at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lapalisse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-west)

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

See Charroux guide


at 35 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vichy guide


at 51 km (direction west)

The ruined castle and the historic centre along the banks of the Aumance river...

See Herisson guide

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Markets in and near Bessay-sur-Allier

  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (26km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (26km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (28km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Bessay-sur-Allier, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (22km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (32km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (30km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (43km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (26km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (34km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (22km)

Geography and distances

Bessay-sur-Allier is in the south of France at 14 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Bessay-sur-Allier is 279 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bessay-sur-Allier

Canton: Neuilly-le-Réal

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Bessay-sur-Allier

from Moulins (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 279 km

from Calais: 513 km

from Nice: 432 km

from Bordeaux: 354 km

from Strasbourg: 406 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Bessay-sur-Allier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chatel-de-Neuvre, Chemilly, Gouise, La Ferte-Hauterive and Neuilly-le-Real.

This page in French: Visiter Bessay-sur-Allier