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Franchesse tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Souvigny at 16 km from Franchesse

Visit Franchesse: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Souvigny at 16 km and Moulins at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Franchesse, 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 Franchesse in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Souvigny guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Moulins guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Herisson guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cher department

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide


at 41 km (direction north-north-east), in the Nievre department

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

See Nevers guide


at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 47 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montlucon guide


at 63 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lapalisse guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 69 km (direction north-west), in the Cher department

The cathedral in Bourges is a 13th century building...

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 70 km (direction north-west), in the Cher department

Although Bourges is known for its stunning cathedral, it...

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 70 km (direction north-west), in the Cher department

The Palais Jacques-Coeur is a charming medieval palace with impressive rooms...

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide

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

Map of places to visit near Franchesse


Markets in and near Franchesse

  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (6km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (13km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (36km)
  • Decize: market Friday (39km)
  • Nevers: market Saturday all day (41km)

More information about Franchesse, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Franchesse, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Neris-les-Bains (48km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (37km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (46km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (17km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (30km)
  • Forgeneuve (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (24km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (36km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (42km)

Geography and distances

Franchesse is in the south of France at 24 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Franchesse is 252 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Franchesse

Canton: Bourbon-l'Archambault

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Franchesse

from Moulins (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 252 km

from Calais: 487 km

from Nice: 465 km

from Bordeaux: 344 km

from Strasbourg: 414 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourbon-l'Archambault, Limoise, Saint-Leopardin-d'Augy and Saint-Plaisir.

This page in French: Visiter Franchesse

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