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Le Brethon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Brethon in Allier

Photo is of Herisson at 7 km from Le Brethon

Visit Le Brethon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Herisson at 7 km and Montlucon at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Brethon, 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 Le Brethon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 7 km (direction south)

The ruined castle and the historic centre along the...

See Herisson guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Montlucon guide


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

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

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


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide


at 47 km (direction east)

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

See Moulins guide


at 53 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 55 km (direction south-east)

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in...

See Charroux guide


at 57 km (direction north-east), in the Nievre department

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and...

See Nevers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Brethon


Markets in and near Le Brethon

  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (24km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (26km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (27km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (28km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (32km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (32km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (33km)

More information about Le Brethon, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Le Brethon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Neris-les-Bains (32km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (26km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (28km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (36km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (27km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (35km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (39km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (43km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (8km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (48km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (34km)
  • Gouzon (56km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (23km)

Geography and distances

Le Brethon is in the south of France at 47 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Le Brethon is 255 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Brethon

Canton: Hérisson

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Le Brethon

from Moulins (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 255 km

from Calais: 491 km

from Nice: 479 km

from Bordeaux: 320 km

from Strasbourg: 439 km

Getting here

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

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Caprais and Vitray.

This page in French: Visiter Le Brethon

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