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Dornes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Dornes in Nievre

Photo is of Moulins at 16 km from Dornes

Visit Dornes: highlights and tourist information

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Dornes is situated in the Nievre department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Moulins at 16 km and Souvigny at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Dornes, 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 Dornes in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 16 km (direction south), in the Allier department

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

See Moulins guide


at 23 km (direction south-west), in the Allier department

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

See Souvigny guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Cher department

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide


at 35 km (direction north-west)

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses dating...

See Nevers guide


at 45 km (direction south), in the Allier department

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

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

See Herisson guide

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

Map of places to visit near Dornes


Markets in and near Dornes

  • Decize: market Friday (15km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • La Machine: market Saturday (22km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (27km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (32km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (33km)
  • Nevers: market Saturday all day (35km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (36km)

More information about Dornes, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Dornes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (28km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (8km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (32km)
  • Forgeneuve (35km)
  • Jardin du château de Limanton (43km)
  • Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois (45km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (45km)
  • Montmarault (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (31km)

Geography and distances

Dornes is in the eastern-center of France at 35 kilometres from Nevers, the department capital (general information: Dornes is 250 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dornes

Canton: Dornes

Arrondissement: Nevers

Department: Nievre

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 58390

Distance to Dornes

from Nevers (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 250 km

from Calais: 484 km

from Nice: 454 km

from Bordeaux: 369 km

from Strasbourg: 390 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car or drive from a channel ferry port, operhaps Calais or Dunkirk at about 5 - 6 hours. For driving distances to Dornes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aurouer, Saint-Ennemond, Saint-Parize-en-Viry and Toury-Lurcy.

This page in French: Visiter Dornes

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