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Loddes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lapalisse at 11 km from Loddes

Visit Loddes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lapalisse at 11 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Loddes, 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 Loddes in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal...

See Lapalisse guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 23 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vichy guide
 
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Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

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

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

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

Paray-le-Monial

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

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Moulins guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction west)

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

See Charroux guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 51 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 52 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Souvigny guide

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

Map of places to visit near Loddes

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Markets in and near Loddes

  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (11km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (21km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (25km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (27km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (27km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (27km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (29km)

More information about Loddes, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Loddes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (23km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (31km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (31km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (45km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (50km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (31km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (33km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (42km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (44km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (45km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (27km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (26km)
 
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Geography and distances

Loddes is in the south of France at 45 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Loddes is 305 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Loddes

Canton: Donjon

Arrondissement: Vichy

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Loddes

from Moulins (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 305 km

from Calais: 537 km

from Nice: 398 km

from Bordeaux: 374 km

from Strasbourg: 394 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andelaroche, Barrais-Bussolles, Bert, Lenax and Montaiguet-en-Forez.

This page in French: Visiter Loddes

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