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Magnet tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lapalisse at 11 km from Magnet

Visit Magnet: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lapalisse at 11 km and Vichy at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Magnet, 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 Magnet in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lapalisse guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 12 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vichy guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Charroux guide
 
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Chateldon

Chateldon

at 27 km (direction south), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Moulins guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 41 km (direction south), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 42 km (direction north-west)

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

See Souvigny guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 44 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Riom

Riom

at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Riom guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 50 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 53 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Volvic guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide

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

Map of places to visit near Magnet

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Markets in and near Magnet

  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (5km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (10km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (11km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (12km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (13km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (21km)

More information about Magnet, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Magnet, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (22km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (33km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (44km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (44km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (25km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (42km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Magnet is in the south of France at 40 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Magnet is 306 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Magnet

Canton: Varennes-sur-Allier

Arrondissement: Vichy

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Magnet

from Moulins (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 306 km

from Calais: 540 km

from Nice: 408 km

from Bordeaux: 353 km

from Strasbourg: 414 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Billezois, Billy, Bost, Crechy, Creuzier-le-Neuf, Langy, Perigny, Saint-Christophe, Saint-Etienne-de-Vicq, Saint-Felix, Saint-Gerand-le-Puy, Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses, Sanssat and Seuillet.

This page in French: Visiter Magnet

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