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Monestier tourism and travel guide

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Visit Monestier: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Charroux at 9 km and Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Monestier, 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 Monestier in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Charroux guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vichy guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Souvigny guide
 
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Moulins

Moulins

at 38 km (direction north-east)

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

See Moulins guide
Riom

Riom

at 40 km (direction south), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Riom guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 40 km (direction east)

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

See Lapalisse guide
Montlucon

Montlucon

at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Montlucon guide
Herisson

Herisson

at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Herisson guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 43 km (direction south), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 43 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Volvic guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

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

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

See Chateldon guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 56 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Monestier

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Markets in and near Monestier

  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (16km)
  • Gannat: market Saturday (18km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Saint-Eloy-les-Mines: market Saturday (24km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (25km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (27km)

More information about Monestier, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Monestier, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (8km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (37km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (38km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (32km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (15km)
  • Foret de Troncais (52km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (14km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

Monestier is in the south of France at 38 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Monestier is 295 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monestier

Canton: Chantelle

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Monestier

from Moulins (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 295 km

from Calais: 530 km

from Nice: 433 km

from Bordeaux: 328 km

from Strasbourg: 434 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chantelle, Chezelle, Deneuille-les-Chantelle, Fleuriel, Target, Taxat-Senat and Ussel-d'Allier.

This page in French: Visiter Monestier

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