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Monetay-sur-Loire tourism and travel guide

Photo of Monetay-sur-Loire in Allier

Photo is of Anzy-le-Duc at 22 km from Monetay-sur-Loire

Visit Monetay-sur-Loire: highlights and tourist information

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Monetay-sur-Loire is situated in the Allier department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Anzy-le-Duc at 22 km and Paray-le-Monial at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Monetay-sur-Loire, 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 Monetay-sur-Loire in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 22 km (direction east-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


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

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

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

Paray-le-Monial basilica

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

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

See Lapalisse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Moulins guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 45 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vichy guide


at 49 km (direction 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 Monetay-sur-Loire


Markets in and near Monetay-sur-Loire

  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (14km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (14km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (23km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (24km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (25km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (26km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (35km)

More information about Monetay-sur-Loire, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Monetay-sur-Loire, France

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

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) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (20km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (22km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (36km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (37km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (39km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (28km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (31km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (33km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (40km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (47km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (53km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (14km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (17km)

Geography and distances

Monetay-sur-Loire is in the south of France at 40 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Monetay-sur-Loire is 291 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monetay-sur-Loire

Canton: Dompierre-sur-Besbre

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Monetay-sur-Loire

from Moulins (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 291 km

from Calais: 523 km

from Nice: 407 km

from Bordeaux: 385 km

from Strasbourg: 380 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Monetay-sur-Loire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Liernolles, Saint-Didier-en-Donjon and Saligny-sur-Roudon.

This page in French: Visiter Monetay-sur-Loire

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