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Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre in Allier

Photo is of Lapalisse at 25 km from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre

Visit Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre is situated in the Allier department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lapalisse at 25 km and Moulins at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre, 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-Pourcain-sur-Besbre in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Lapalisse guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Moulins guide


at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Souvigny guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 37 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 37 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vichy guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Charroux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 63 km (direction north-west), in the Cher department

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating, and leads us...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre


Markets in and near Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre

  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (6km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (25km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (33km)

More information about Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (34km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (37km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (46km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (47km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (52km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (39km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (43km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (45km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (46km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (6km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (4km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre is in the south of France at 25 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre is 282 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre

Canton: Dompierre-sur-Besbre

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre

from Moulins (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 282 km

from Calais: 514 km

from Nice: 420 km

from Bordeaux: 375 km

from Strasbourg: 388 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dompierre-sur-Besbre, Thiel-sur-Acolin and Vaumas.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre

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