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Urcay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Herisson at 16 km from Urcay

Visit Urcay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Herisson at 16 km and Culan at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Urcay, 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 Urcay in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Herisson

Herisson

at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Herisson guide
Culan

Culan

at 20 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide
Montlucon

Montlucon

at 31 km (direction south)

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

See Montlucon guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 46 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide
 
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Saint-Chartier

Saint-Chartier

at 47 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide
Souvigny

Souvigny

at 47 km (direction east)

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

See Souvigny guide
Nohant-Vic

Nohant-Vic

at 48 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Nohant-Vic guide
Apremont-sur-Allier

Apremont-sur-Allier

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide
Issoudun

Issoudun

at 59 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

There are few important monuments here in Issoudun, but we enjoyed a...

See Issoudun guide
Nevers

Nevers

at 60 km (direction north-east), in the Nievre department

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses dating...

See Nevers guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 65 km (direction south-east)

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

See Charroux guide

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Map of places to visit near Urcay

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Markets in and near Urcay

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (29km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (29km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (29km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (30km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (31km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (35km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (36km)

More information about Urcay, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Urcay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Neris-les-Bains (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (17km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (29km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (16km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (29km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (32km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (10km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (13km)
 
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Geography and distances

Urcay is in the south of France at 57 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Urcay is 249 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Urcay

Canton: Cérilly

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Urcay

from Moulins (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 249 km

from Calais: 484 km

from Nice: 490 km

from Bordeaux: 316 km

from Strasbourg: 444 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ainay-le-Vieil, Braize, La Celette, La Perche, Letelon, Meaulne and Vitray.

This page in French: Visiter Urcay

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