Herisson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Herisson in Allier

Visit Herisson: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The ruined castle and the historic centre along the banks of the Aumance river are the principal attractions in Herisson

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Herisson. For detailed visitor information see the Herisson travel guide.

Herisson is situated in the Allier department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the south of France at 48 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Herisson is 262 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 28 km and Souvigny at 37 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Herisson, 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 Herisson in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Herisson

Markets in and near Herisson

  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (21km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (21km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (25km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (25km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (28km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (30km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (32km)

More information about Herisson, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Herisson, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Herisson.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Neris-les-Bains (25km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (28km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (33km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (43km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (30km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (32km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (41km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (46km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (15km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (42km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (28km)
  • Gouzon (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (29km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Herisson

Canton: Hérisson

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Herisson

from Moulins (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 262 km

from Calais: 498 km

from Nice: 474 km

from Bordeaux: 316 km

from Strasbourg: 443 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Givarlais, Louroux-Hodement, Maillet, Saint-Caprais and Venas.

This page in French: Visiter Herisson