Saint-Palais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Palais in Allier

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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 13 km and Montlucon at 26 km.

Saint-Palais, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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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)

More information about Saint-Palais, Auvergne

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