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Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateldon at 22 km from Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs

Visit Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs is situated in the Allier department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateldon at 22 km and Lapalisse at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs, 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-Nicolas-Des-Biefs in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Chateldon

Chateldon

at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lapalisse guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Vichy guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide
 
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Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

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

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the...

See Olliergues guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 47 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Charroux guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 51 km (direction north-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
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

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

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty setting make...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Billom

Billom

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

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 66 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in...

See Montpeyroux guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs

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Markets in and near Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs

  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (9km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (22km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (24km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (24km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Puy-Guillaume: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (26km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (27km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (39km)
  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (28km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (28km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (33km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (33km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (42km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (49km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (33km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (42km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (43km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (48km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (56km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs is in the south of France at 66 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs is 329 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs

Canton: Mayet-de-Montagne

Arrondissement: Vichy

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs

from Moulins (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 329 km

from Calais: 562 km

from Nice: 379 km

from Bordeaux: 366 km

from Strasbourg: 410 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chabanne, Les Noes and Saint-Rirand.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs

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