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Chatelus tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lapalisse at 10 km from Chatelus

Visit Chatelus: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lapalisse at 10 km and Vichy at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chatelus, 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 Chatelus in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lapalisse guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vichy guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
 
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Chateldon

Chateldon

at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Thiers

Thiers

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

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

See Thiers guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

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

Paray-le-Monial

at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction west)

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

See Charroux guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 51 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 51 km (direction north-west)

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

See Moulins guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 56 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Souvigny guide
Riom

Riom

at 58 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Riom guide

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Map of places to visit near Chatelus

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Markets in and near Chatelus

  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (10km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (15km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (22km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (23km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (25km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (25km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (26km)

More information about Chatelus, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Chatelus, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (28km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (30km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (36km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (44km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (35km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (37km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (38km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (46km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (36km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chatelus is in the south of France at 51 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Chatelus is 314 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chatelus

Canton: Lapalisse

Arrondissement: Vichy

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Chatelus

from Moulins (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 314 km

from Calais: 546 km

from Nice: 393 km

from Bordeaux: 368 km

from Strasbourg: 402 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arfeuilles, Droiturier, Le Breuil, Saint-Martin-d'Estreaux and Saint-Pierre-Laval.

This page in French: Visiter Chatelus

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