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Lapalisse tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lapalisse: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and its gardens are the main highlight when you visit Lapalisse

Lapalisse 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 Lapalisse. For detailed visitor information see the Lapalisse travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Lapalisse include "recommended detour" and "village d'etape".

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule at 27 km and Chateldon at 32 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lapalisse, 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 Lapalisse in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Vichy

Vichy

at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vichy guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 33 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
 
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Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Charroux guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 42 km (direction north-west)

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

See Moulins guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty setting make...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the romanesque style...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Thiers

Thiers

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

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

See Thiers guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 47 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Souvigny guide
Riom

Riom

at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Riom guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 63 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Volvic guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lapalisse

 
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Markets in and near Lapalisse

Market days in Lapalisse: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (0km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (16km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (19km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (20km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (21km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (23km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (24km)

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Tourist attractions near Lapalisse, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (33km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (35km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (42km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (43km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (49km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (55km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (58km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (34km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (43km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (29km)
 
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Geography and distances

Lapalisse is in the south of France at 42 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Lapalisse is 305 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lapalisse

Canton: Lapalisse

Arrondissement: Vichy

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Lapalisse

from Moulins (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 305 km

from Calais: 539 km

from Nice: 402 km

from Bordeaux: 364 km

from Strasbourg: 404 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Billezois, Saint-Prix and Servilly.

This page in French: Visiter Lapalisse

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