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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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Souvigny at 9 km and Moulins at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Besson, 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 Besson in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Souvigny

Souvigny

at 9 km (direction north-west)

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

See Souvigny guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 12 km (direction north-east)

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

See Moulins guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 18 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Charroux

Charroux

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

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

See Charroux guide
 
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Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lapalisse guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vichy guide
Herisson

Herisson

at 42 km (direction west)

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

See Herisson guide
Apremont-sur-Allier

Apremont-sur-Allier

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...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide

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

Map of places to visit near Besson

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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)

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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)
 
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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

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