Besson tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Souvigny at 9 km from Besson

Visit Besson: highlights and tourist information

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Besson 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 Besson in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Souvigny at 9 km and Moulins at 12 km.

Besson, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction north-west)

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

See Souvigny guide


at 12 km (direction north-east)

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

See Moulins guide


at 18 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Charroux guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lapalisse guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vichy guide


at 42 km (direction west)

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

See Herisson guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cher department

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating, and leads us to the...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Besson


Markets in and near Besson

  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (20km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (32km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (33km)

More information about Besson, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Besson, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (23km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (25km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (40km)
  • Foret de Troncais (46km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (29km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (28km)

Geography and distances

Besson is in the south of France at 12 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Besson is 274 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Besson

Canton: Souvigny

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Besson

from Moulins (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 274 km

from Calais: 509 km

from Nice: 440 km

from Bordeaux: 349 km

from Strasbourg: 411 km

Getting here

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

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bresnay and Chemilly.

This page in French: Visiter Besson