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Murat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Herisson at 19 km from Murat

Visit Murat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Herisson at 19 km and Montlucon at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Murat, 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 Murat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Herisson

Herisson

at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Herisson guide
Montlucon

Montlucon

at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montlucon guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Souvigny guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-east)

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

See Charroux guide
 
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Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Moulins guide
Culan

Culan

at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 50 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vichy guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 67 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

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

Map of places to visit near Murat

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Markets in and near Murat

  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (18km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (23km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (23km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (24km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Saint-Eloy-les-Mines: market Saturday (27km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (29km)

More information about Murat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Murat, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (28km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Neris-les-Bains (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (25km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (51km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (42km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (45km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (49km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (25km)
  • Foret de Troncais (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (10km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (47km)
  • Vichy (50km)
 
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Geography and distances

Murat is in the south of France at 37 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Murat is 276 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Murat

Canton: Montmarault

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Murat

from Moulins (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 276 km

from Calais: 511 km

from Nice: 455 km

from Bordeaux: 322 km

from Strasbourg: 437 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chappes, Chavenon, Saint-Priest-en-Murat, Tortezais and Villefranche-d'Allier.

This page in French: Visiter Murat

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