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Saint-Germain-de-Salles tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Charroux at 4 km from Saint-Germain-de-Salles

Visit Saint-Germain-de-Salles: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Germain-de-Salles is situated in the Allier department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Charroux at 4 km and Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Germain-de-Salles, 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-Germain-de-Salles in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction west)

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

See Charroux guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vichy guide
Riom

Riom

at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance...

See Riom guide
 
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Chateldon

Chateldon

at 33 km (direction east-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of its...

See Chateldon guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Lapalisse guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 35 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 37 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Volvic guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Souvigny guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 44 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Moulins guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 44 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating historical...

See Thiers guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, in sombre black lava stone, dominates the historic centre...

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most important...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Puy-de-Dome is the most famous, and most accessible of the Auvergne volcanoes...

See Puy de Dome guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain-de-Salles

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Markets in and near Saint-Germain-de-Salles

  • Gannat: market Saturday (9km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (12km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (17km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (17km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (18km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (20km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-de-Salles, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (10km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (50km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (30km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (21km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (19km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (25km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (49km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-de-Salles is in the south of France at 44 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-de-Salles is 305 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-de-Salles

Canton: Chantelle

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Germain-de-Salles

from Moulins (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 305 km

from Calais: 540 km

from Nice: 421 km

from Bordeaux: 331 km

from Strasbourg: 434 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Germain-de-Salles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barberier, Begues, Charroux, Escurolles, Etroussat, Jenzat, Le Mayet-d'Ecole, Mazerier, Saint-Bonnet-de-Rochefort, Saulzet, Taxat-Senat and Ussel-d'Allier.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-de-Salles

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