Herisson tourism and travel guide

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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

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

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 28 km and Souvigny at 37 km.

Herisson, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Montlucon guide


at 28 km (direction west), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Souvigny guide


at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Moulins guide


at 50 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction south-east)

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

See Charroux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide

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

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Herisson, France

What to do at Herisson? 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

Herisson is in the south of France at 48 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Herisson is 262 kilometres from Paris).

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