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Saint-Genest tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Genest in Allier

Photo is of Montlucon at 8 km from Saint-Genest

Visit Saint-Genest: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Montlucon at 8 km and Herisson at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 8 km (direction )

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

See Montlucon guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Herisson guide


at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Charroux guide


at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Creuse department

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

See Aubusson guide


at 55 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Souvigny guide


at 56 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is...

See Volvic guide


at 57 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


at 58 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early...

See Mozac guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 58 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide


at 64 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 64 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Nohant-Vic guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Genest


Markets in and near Saint-Genest

  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (6km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (8km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (12km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (12km)
  • Pionsat: market Friday (19km)
  • Saint-Eloy-les-Mines: market Saturday (22km)
  • Auzances: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (31km)

More information about Saint-Genest, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Genest, France

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

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) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (50km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (25km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (46km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (29km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (30km)
  • Foret de Troncais (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (28km)
  • Gouzon (29km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Genest is in the south of France at 66 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genest is 289 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genest

Canton: Marcillat-en-Combraille

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Genest

from Moulins (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 289 km

from Calais: 524 km

from Nice: 465 km

from Bordeaux: 293 km

from Strasbourg: 466 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Lavault-Sainte-Anne, Lignerolles, Mazirat, Neris-les-Bains, Premilhat, Sainte-Therence and Villebret.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genest

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