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Chateau-sur-Cher tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chateau-sur-Cher in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Montlucon at 25 km from Chateau-sur-Cher

Visit Chateau-sur-Cher: highlights and tourist information

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Chateau-sur-Cher is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montlucon at 25 km and Aubusson at 35 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chateau-sur-Cher, 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 Chateau-sur-Cher in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 25 km (direction north-north-east), in the Allier department

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

See Montlucon guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Creuse department

Aubusson is world famous for the rugs that have...

See Aubusson guide


at 45 km (direction north-north-east), in the Allier department

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

See Herisson guide


at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Volvic guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction east), in the Allier department

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

See Charroux guide


at 49 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mozac guide


at 50 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Riom guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 50 km (direction south-east)

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

See Puy de Dome guide


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

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

See Culan guide


at 53 km (direction south-south-east)

Orcival is home to one of the most important roman...

See Orcival guide


at 55 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 56 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide


at 67 km (direction north-east), in the Allier department

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

See Souvigny guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Puy-de-Dome

Map of places to visit near Chateau-sur-Cher


Markets in and near Chateau-sur-Cher

  • Pionsat: market Friday (11km)
  • Auzances: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Saint-Eloy-les-Mines: market Saturday (22km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (24km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (25km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (27km)
  • Aubusson: market Saturday (35km)
  • Lavaveix-les-Mines: market Thursday (36km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (37km)

More information about Chateau-sur-Cher, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Chateau-sur-Cher, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (55km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (36km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (51km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (60km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (32km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (32km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (26km)
  • Montmarault (38km)

Geography and distances

Chateau-sur-Cher is in the southern-centre of France at 55 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Chateau-sur-Cher is 305 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chateau-sur-Cher

Canton: Pionsat

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63330

Distance to Chateau-sur-Cher

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 305 km

from Calais: 540 km

from Nice: 458 km

from Bordeaux: 283 km

from Strasbourg: 478 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Chateau-sur-Cher from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bussieres, Fontanieres, Marcillat-en-Combraille, Saint-Fargeol, Saint-Hilaire, Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat and Saint-Maurice-Pres-Pionsat.

This page in French: Visiter Chateau-sur-Cher

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