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Chapeau tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Moulins at 17 km from Chapeau

Visit Chapeau: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Moulins at 17 km and Souvigny at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chapeau, 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 Chapeau in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Moulins guide


at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Souvigny guide


at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Lapalisse guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vichy guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction south-west)

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

See Charroux guide


at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 46 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty setting make...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 46 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the romanesque style...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction north-west), in the Cher department

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chapeau


Markets in and near Chapeau

  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (13km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (28km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (32km)

More information about Chapeau, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Chapeau, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (43km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (31km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (55km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (13km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (9km)

Geography and distances

Chapeau is in the south of France at 17 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Chapeau is 277 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chapeau

Canton: Neuilly-le-Réal

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Chapeau

from Moulins (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 277 km

from Calais: 511 km

from Nice: 427 km

from Bordeaux: 367 km

from Strasbourg: 394 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Mercy, Montbeugny and Thiel-sur-Acolin.

This page in French: Visiter Chapeau

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