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Courcais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Courcais in Allier

Photo is of Culan at 11 km from Courcais

Visit Courcais: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 11 km and Montlucon at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Courcais, 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 Courcais in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 11 km (direction north-west), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


at 19 km (direction south-east)

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

See Montlucon guide


at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Herisson guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

La Chatre is a small town and quick to explore -...

See La Chatre guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

Take a stroll through the grounds of the castle here in...

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

The 18th century French manor house where George Sand lived is...

See Nohant-Vic guide


Most Beautiful Village at 69 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide

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

Map of places to visit near Courcais


Markets in and near Courcais

  • Domerat: market Friday (15km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (20km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (20km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (22km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (27km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (31km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (37km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (44km)

More information about Courcais, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Courcais, France

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

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (21km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (31km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (11km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (21km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (25km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (27km)
  • Foret de Troncais (29km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (34km)
  • Montmarault (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (29km)

Geography and distances

Courcais is in the south of France at 70 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Courcais is 265 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Courcais

Canton: Huriel

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Courcais

from Moulins (prefecture): 70 km

from Paris: 265 km

from Calais: 500 km

from Nice: 489 km

from Bordeaux: 296 km

from Strasbourg: 463 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chamberat, La Chapelaude, Mesples, Saint-Desire, Saint-Eloy-d'Allier and Viplaix.

This page in French: Visiter Courcais

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