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Saint-Palais tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Culan at 13 km from Saint-Palais

Visit Saint-Palais: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 13 km and Montlucon at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 13 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Montlucon guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide


at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Herisson guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

The 18th century French manor house where George Sand lived is the...

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 62 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

A little remote from the main tourist routes, Chateauroux is quite a...

See Chateauroux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Palais


Markets in and near Saint-Palais

  • Boussac: market Thursday (12km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (16km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (20km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (26km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (33km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (36km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (38km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (41km)
  • Ahun: market Wednesday (44km)

Hotels near Saint-Palais

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Palais, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (41km)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (32km)

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) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (38km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (5km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (23km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (25km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (34km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (18km)
  • Foret de Troncais (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (28km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (36km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Palais is in the south of France at 80 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Saint-Palais is 269 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Palais

Canton: Huriel

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Palais

from Moulins (prefecture): 80 km

from Paris: 269 km

from Calais: 503 km

from Nice: 495 km

from Bordeaux: 286 km

from Strasbourg: 474 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Mesples, Preveranges, Saint-Eloy-d'Allier, Saint-Marien, Saint-Pierre-le-Bost and Saint-Sauvier.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Palais

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