Desertines tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Montlucon at 2 km from Desertines

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Desertines in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montlucon at 2 km and Herisson at 18 km.

Desertines, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction south-west)

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

See Montlucon guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Herisson guide


at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Charroux guide
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at 48 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Souvigny guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 54 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide


at 56 km (direction south-west), in the Creuse department

Aubusson is world famous for the rugs that have been produced here...

See Aubusson guide


at 59 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide

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Map of places to visit near Desertines


Markets in and near Desertines

  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (2km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (6km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (9km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (12km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Saint-Eloy-les-Mines: market Saturday (28km)
  • Pionsat: market Friday (28km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (31km)
  • Auzances: market Tuesday (38km)

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Tourist attractions near Desertines, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (22km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (37km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (32km)
  • Foret de Troncais (32km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (26km)
  • Gouzon (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (42km)

Geography and distances

Desertines is in the south of France at 59 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Desertines is 278 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Desertines

Canton: Montluçon-Est (4e Canton)

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Desertines

from Moulins (prefecture): 59 km

from Paris: 278 km

from Calais: 513 km

from Nice: 470 km

from Bordeaux: 301 km

from Strasbourg: 458 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Lavault-Sainte-Anne, Montlucon, Saint-Victor and Verneix.

This page in French: Visiter Desertines


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