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Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat in Allier

Photo is of Montlucon at 22 km from Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat

Visit Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat is situated in the Allier department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montlucon at 22 km and Aubusson at 39 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat, 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-Marcel-en-Marcillat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 22 km (direction )

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

See Montlucon guide


at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Creuse department

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

See Aubusson guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Herisson guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction east)

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

See Charroux guide


at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Volvic guide


at 48 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


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

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

See Mozac guide


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

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

See Riom guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Puy de Dome guide


at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

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

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide


at 63 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Souvigny guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 67 km (direction north-west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat


Markets in and near Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat

  • Pionsat: market Friday (9km)
  • Auzances: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Saint-Eloy-les-Mines: market Saturday (19km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (20km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (22km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (24km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (37km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (38km)

More information about Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (55km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (35km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (29km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (28km)
  • Montmarault (34km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat is in the south of France at 74 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat is 302 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat

Canton: Marcillat-en-Combraille

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat

from Moulins (prefecture): 74 km

from Paris: 302 km

from Calais: 537 km

from Nice: 458 km

from Bordeaux: 286 km

from Strasbourg: 474 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chambonchard, Chateau-sur-Cher, La Petite-Marche, Marcillat-en-Combraille, Saint-Fargeol and Saint-Hilaire.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat

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