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Gannat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Charroux at 10 km from Gannat

Visit Gannat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Charroux at 10 km and Vichy at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gannat, 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 Gannat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Charroux guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Vichy guide
Riom

Riom

at 24 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Riom guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
 
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Mozac

Mozac

at 27 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman elements and...

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 28 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is from...

See Volvic guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

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

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

See Chateldon guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 36 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, in sombre black lava stone, dominates the historic centre...

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 36 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most important...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lapalisse guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 38 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

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

Puy-de-Dome is the most famous, and most accessible of the Auvergne volcanoes...

See Puy de Dome guide
Billom

Billom

at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide

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Map of places to visit near Gannat

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Markets in and near Gannat

Market days in Gannat: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Gannat: market Saturday (0km)
  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (8km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (17km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (18km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (22km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (23km)
  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)

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Tourist attractions near Gannat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (19km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (22km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (22km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (15km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (31km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (42km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (20km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (30km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Gannat is in the south of France at 53 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Gannat is 313 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gannat

Canton: Gannat

Arrondissement: Vichy

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Gannat

from Moulins (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 313 km

from Calais: 548 km

from Nice: 417 km

from Bordeaux: 326 km

from Strasbourg: 440 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Begues, Biozat, Charmes, Escurolles, Mazerier, Monteignet-sur-l'Andelot, Poezat, Saint-Bonnet-de-Rochefort, Saint-Genes-du-Retz, Saint-Priest-d'Andelot and Saulzet.

This page in French: Visiter Gannat

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