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Saint-Sornin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Sornin in Allier

Photo is of Souvigny at 19 km from Saint-Sornin

Visit Saint-Sornin: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Souvigny at 19 km and Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Souvigny guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Herisson guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Charroux guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Moulins guide


at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Montlucon guide


at 45 km (direction south-east)

The spa town of Vichy is best known for...

See Vichy guide


at 51 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lapalisse guide


at 62 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Sornin


Markets in and near Saint-Sornin

  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (20km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (25km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (30km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (31km)

More information about Saint-Sornin, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Sornin, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (23km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Neris-les-Bains (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (22km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (56km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (36km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (26km)
  • Foret de Troncais (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (11km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vichy (45km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (52km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Sornin is in the south of France at 30 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Saint-Sornin is 276 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Sornin

Canton: Montet

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Sornin

from Moulins (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 276 km

from Calais: 512 km

from Nice: 450 km

from Bordeaux: 330 km

from Strasbourg: 430 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chavenon, Deux-Chaises, Le Montet, Rocles and Tronget.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Sornin

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