Montlucon tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Periods of prosperity in the 12th, 15th and 19th centuries have each contributed monuments and buildings to the centre of Montlucon

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Montlucon. For detailed visitor information see the Montlucon travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Montlucon include "town of art and history".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Montlucon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 30 km and Charroux at 46 km.

Montlucon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Herisson guide


at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Cher department

The castle at Culan is one of the most interesting in the...

See Culan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Charroux guide


at 50 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Souvigny guide
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at 54 km (direction south-west), in the Creuse department

Aubusson is world famous for the rugs that have been produced here...

See Aubusson guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

La Chatre is a small town and quick to explore - before...

See La Chatre guide


at 59 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

Take a stroll through the grounds of the castle here in the...

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 60 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

The 18th century French manor house where George Sand lived is the...

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 63 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Riom guide

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Markets in and near Montlucon

Market days in Montlucon: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day;

  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (0km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (6km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (7km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (12km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Saint-Eloy-les-Mines: market Saturday (26km)
  • Pionsat: market Friday (26km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (30km)
  • Auzances: market Tuesday (36km)

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Tourist attractions near Montlucon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (22km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (39km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (31km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (33km)
  • Foret de Troncais (35km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (27km)
  • Gouzon (33km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (44km)

Geography and distances

Montlucon is in the south of France at 61 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Montlucon is 280 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montlucon

Canton: Montluçon

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Montlucon

from Moulins (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 280 km

from Calais: 516 km

from Nice: 469 km

from Bordeaux: 299 km

from Strasbourg: 460 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Desertines, Domerat, Lavault-Sainte-Anne, Neris-les-Bains and Premilhat.

This page in French: Visiter Montlucon


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