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Moulins tourism and travel guide

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Visit Moulins: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: In the historic centre of Moulins it is the cathedral that is the most imposing monument

Moulins 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 Moulins. For detailed visitor information see the Moulins travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule at 29 km and Apremont-sur-Allier at 42 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Moulins, 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 Moulins in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Souvigny

Souvigny

at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Souvigny guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 29 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Apremont-sur-Allier

Apremont-sur-Allier

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Cher department

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating, and...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 42 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lapalisse guide
 
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Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Charroux guide
Herisson

Herisson

at 48 km (direction west)

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

See Herisson guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 49 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vichy guide
Nevers

Nevers

at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Nievre department

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses...

See Nevers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Moulins

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Markets in and near Moulins

Market days in Moulins: weekly market: Tuesday & Friday;

  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (0km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (2km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (21km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (27km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Decize: market Friday (31km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Moulins, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (24km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (16km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (52km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (27km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Moulins is in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Allier department (general information: Moulins is 265 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Moulins

Canton: Moulins

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Moulins

from Moulins (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 265 km

from Calais: 499 km

from Nice: 443 km

from Bordeaux: 359 km

from Strasbourg: 400 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avermes, Bressolles, Coulandon, Neuvy, Toulon-sur-Allier and Yzeure.

This page in French: Visiter Moulins

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