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Charmeil tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vichy at 4 km from Charmeil

Visit Charmeil: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vichy at 4 km and Charroux at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Charmeil, 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 Charmeil in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Vichy

Vichy

at 4 km (direction south-east)

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

See Vichy guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west)

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

See Charroux guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lapalisse guide
 
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Chateldon

Chateldon

at 23 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of its...

See Chateldon guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 36 km (direction south-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a...

See Thiers guide
Riom

Riom

at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance...

See Riom guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman...

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the most famous bottled waters in the...

See Volvic guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 44 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Souvigny guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 45 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Moulins guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 46 km (direction south-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village...

See Courpiere guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 48 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 48 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, in sombre black lava stone, dominates...

See Clermont-Ferrand guide

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Markets in and near Charmeil

  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (5km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (5km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (7km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Gannat: market Saturday (17km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (21km)
  • Puy-Guillaume: market Wednesday (23km)

More information about Charmeil, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Charmeil, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (18km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (31km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (35km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (16km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (33km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Charmeil is in the south of France at 45 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Charmeil is 310 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charmeil

Canton: Escurolles

Arrondissement: Vichy

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Charmeil

from Moulins (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 310 km

from Calais: 544 km

from Nice: 409 km

from Bordeaux: 342 km

from Strasbourg: 424 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bellerive-sur-Allier, Cognat-Lyonne, Creuzier-le-Neuf, Creuzier-le-Vieux, Cusset, Espinasse-Vozelle, Le Vernet, Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses, Saint-Remy-en-Rollat, Seuillet, Vendat and Vichy.

This page in French: Visiter Charmeil

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