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Marcenat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Marcenat in Allier

Photo is of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule at 11 km from Marcenat

Visit Marcenat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule 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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Marcenat, 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 Marcenat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 11 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vichy guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Charroux guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 19 km (direction east)

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

See Lapalisse guide
 
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Chateldon

Chateldon

at 30 km (direction south-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Souvigny guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Moulins guide
Riom

Riom

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

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

See Riom guide
Thiers

Thiers

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

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

See Thiers guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 47 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 49 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Volvic guide

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

Map of places to visit near Marcenat

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Markets in and near Marcenat

  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (4km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (12km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (12km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (13km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (19km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Gannat: market Saturday (22km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (22km)

More information about Marcenat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Marcenat, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (14km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (39km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (40km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (24km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (34km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Marcenat is in the south of France at 37 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Marcenat is 302 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marcenat

Canton: Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Marcenat

from Moulins (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 302 km

from Calais: 536 km

from Nice: 415 km

from Bordeaux: 346 km

from Strasbourg: 419 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Billy, Crechy, Creuzier-le-Neuf, Langy, Loriges, Saint-Didier-la-Foret, Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses, Saint-Remy-en-Rollat and Seuillet.

This page in French: Visiter Marcenat

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