Souvigny tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The Priory Church of Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul with the tombes of the Dukes of Burgundy reminds us how important the quiet town of Souvigny was 500 years ago

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Souvigny. For detailed visitor information see the Souvigny travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Souvigny in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule at 26 km and Herisson at 37 km.

Souvigny, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Moulins guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Herisson guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south)

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

See Charroux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction north-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


at 47 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lapalisse guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vichy guide


at 50 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montlucon guide

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Map of places to visit near Souvigny


Markets in and near Souvigny

  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Moulins: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (12km)
  • Yzeure: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (29km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (35km)

More information about Souvigny, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Souvigny, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (30km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Balaine (19km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (38km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (43km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (30km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (34km)

Geography and distances

Souvigny is in the south of France at 11 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Souvigny is 266 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Souvigny

Canton: Souvigny

Arrondissement: Moulins

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Souvigny

from Moulins (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 266 km

from Calais: 501 km

from Nice: 449 km

from Bordeaux: 348 km

from Strasbourg: 411 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Souvigny from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Autry-Issards, Coulandon, Marigny, Noyant-d'Allier and Saint-Menoux.

This page in French: Visiter Souvigny