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Molinet tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Paray-le-Monial at 14 km from Molinet

Visit Molinet: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial at 14 km and Paray-le-Monial basilica at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Molinet, 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 Molinet in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 14 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 14 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 19 km (direction south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
 
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Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Lapalisse guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 47 km (direction west)

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

See Moulins guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 53 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 54 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vichy guide

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

Map of places to visit near Molinet

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Markets in and near Molinet

  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (4km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (14km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (17km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (20km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (23km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (33km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Molinet, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (14km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (15km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (26km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (31km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (22km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (23km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (25km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (34km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (42km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (20km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (26km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (24km)
 
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Geography and distances

Molinet is in the south of France at 47 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Molinet is 291 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Molinet

Canton: Dompierre-sur-Besbre

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Molinet

from Moulins (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 291 km

from Calais: 521 km

from Nice: 403 km

from Bordeaux: 395 km

from Strasbourg: 371 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chassenard, Digoin, La Motte-Saint-Jean, Le Pin and Saint-Agnan.

This page in French: Visiter Molinet

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