Braize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Braize in Allier

Photo is of Herisson at 18 km from Braize

Visit Braize: highlights and tourist information

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Braize 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 Braize in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Herisson at 18 km and Culan at 26 km.

Braize, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Herisson guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cher department

The castle at Culan is one of the most interesting in the quiet Cher...

See Culan guide


at 36 km (direction south)

Periods of prosperity in the 12th, 15th and 19th centuries have each contributed monuments...

See Montlucon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction east-north-east), 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


at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Souvigny guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cher department

The cathedral in Bourges is a 13th century building with remarkable stonework and impressive...

See Bourges Cathedral guide


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

Although Bourges is known for its stunning cathedral, it also has a substantial medieval...

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

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

The Palais Jacques-Coeur is a charming medieval palace with impressive rooms and fireplaces in...

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Nievre department

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses dating from the...

See Nevers guide


at 60 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

There are few important monuments here in Issoudun, but we enjoyed a stroll around...

See Issoudun guide


at 63 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Braize


Markets in and near Braize

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (23km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (25km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (32km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (35km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (36km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (37km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (37km)

More information about Braize, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Braize, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (62km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Neris-les-Bains (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (17km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (19km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (20km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (33km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (38km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (40km)
  • Forgeneuve (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (6km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (13km)

Geography and distances

Braize is in the south of France at 53 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Braize is 244 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Braize

Canton: Cérilly

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Braize

from Moulins (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 244 km

from Calais: 480 km

from Nice: 489 km

from Bordeaux: 323 km

from Strasbourg: 437 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ainay-le-Chateau, Coust, La Perche, Letelon, Saint-Bonnet-Troncais and Urcay.

This page in French: Visiter Braize