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Charroux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Charroux in Allier

Visit Charroux: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the 'village centre' being a hard to find area of grass!

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Charroux. For detailed visitor information see the Charroux travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Charroux include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Vichy at 21 km and Riom at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Charroux, 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 Charroux in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vichy guide
Riom

Riom

at 33 km (direction south), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Riom guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 35 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Mozac guide
 
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Chateldon

Chateldon

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

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

See Chateldon guide
Volvic

Volvic

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

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is from...

See Volvic guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Lapalisse guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 39 km (direction east)

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

See Souvigny guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 44 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Moulins guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Montlucon

Montlucon

at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Montlucon guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

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

Puy-de-Dome is the most famous, and most accessible of the Auvergne volcanoes...

See Puy de Dome guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charroux

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Markets in and near Charroux

  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (10km)
  • Gannat: market Saturday (10km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (21km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (22km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (24km)

More information about Charroux, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Charroux, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (10km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (31km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (32km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (24km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (15km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (22km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (51km)
 
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Geography and distances

Charroux is in the south of France at 44 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Charroux is 303 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charroux

Canton: Chantelle

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Charroux

from Moulins (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 303 km

from Calais: 538 km

from Nice: 425 km

from Bordeaux: 328 km

from Strasbourg: 436 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chantelle, Chezelle, Etroussat, Jenzat, Le Mayet-d'Ecole, Naves, Saint-Bonnet-de-Rochefort, Saint-Germain-de-Salles, Saulzet, Taxat-Senat, Ussel-d'Allier and Vicq.

This page in French: Visiter Charroux

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