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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

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.

Lapalisse is situated in the Allier department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the south of France at 42 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Lapalisse is 305 kilometres from Paris).

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 places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Lapalisse


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)

More information about Lapalisse, Auvergne

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)

Geography and distances

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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