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Saint-Desire tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Culan at 8 km from Saint-Desire

Visit Saint-Desire: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 8 km and Herisson at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Desire, 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 Saint-Desire in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 8 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Herisson guide


at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

See Montlucon guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

La Chatre is a small town and quick to...

See La Chatre guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

The 18th century French manor house where George Sand...

See Nohant-Vic guide


Most Beautiful Village at 67 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Desire


Markets in and near Saint-Desire

  • Domerat: market Friday (17km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (19km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (22km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (24km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (30km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (33km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (34km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (44km)

More information about Saint-Desire, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Desire, France

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

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (38km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (18km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (27km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (33km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (13km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (17km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (23km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (27km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (29km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (37km)
  • Montmarault (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (26km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Desire is in the south of France at 69 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Saint-Desire is 262 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Desire

Canton: Huriel

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Desire

from Moulins (prefecture): 69 km

from Paris: 262 km

from Calais: 497 km

from Nice: 491 km

from Bordeaux: 298 km

from Strasbourg: 461 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Desire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Courcais, Saint-Eloy-d'Allier, Vesdun and Viplaix.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Desire

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