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Paray-le-Fresil tourism and travel guide

Photo of Paray-le-Fresil in Allier

Photo is of Moulins at 23 km from Paray-le-Fresil

Visit Paray-le-Fresil: highlights and tourist information

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Paray-le-Fresil is situated in the Allier department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Moulins at 23 km and Souvigny at 35 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Paray-le-Fresil, 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 Paray-le-Fresil in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Moulins guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Souvigny guide


at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide


at 45 km (direction south)

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

See Lapalisse guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 46 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cher department

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide


at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Nievre department

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

See Nevers guide


Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide

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

Map of places to visit near Paray-le-Fresil


Markets in and near Paray-le-Fresil

  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (16km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Decize: market Friday (23km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • La Machine: market Saturday (28km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (34km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (34km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (37km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (41km)

More information about Paray-le-Fresil, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Paray-le-Fresil, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (44km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (43km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (47km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (55km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (28km)
  • Jardin du château de Limanton (39km)
  • Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois (44km)
  • Forgeneuve (51km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (51km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (55km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bibracte (44km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (16km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (16km)

Geography and distances

Paray-le-Fresil is in the south of France at 23 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Paray-le-Fresil is 262 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Paray-le-Fresil

Canton: Chevagnes

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Paray-le-Fresil

from Moulins (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 262 km

from Calais: 494 km

from Nice: 436 km

from Bordeaux: 383 km

from Strasbourg: 377 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Paray-le-Fresil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaulon, Chevagnes, Garnat-sur-Engievre and Saint-Martin-Des-Lais.

This page in French: Visiter Paray-le-Fresil

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