Varennes-sur-Allier tourism and travel guide

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Varennes-sur-Allier 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 Varennes-sur-Allier in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule at 8 km and Lapalisse at 20 km.

Varennes-sur-Allier, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lapalisse guide


at 21 km (direction south)

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

See Vichy guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Charroux guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Moulins guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Souvigny guide


at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of its medieval castle...

See Chateldon guide


at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance to see...

See Riom guide


at 55 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman elements and later gothic...

See Mozac guide


at 57 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is from Volvic, which...

See Volvic guide

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Markets in and near Varennes-sur-Allier

Market days in Varennes-sur-Allier: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (12km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (20km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (21km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (21km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (22km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Varennes-sur-Allier, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (15km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (33km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (37km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (32km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (34km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (28km)

Geography and distances

Varennes-sur-Allier is in the south of France at 28 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Varennes-sur-Allier is 293 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varennes-sur-Allier

Canton: Varennes-sur-Allier

Arrondissement: Vichy

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Varennes-sur-Allier

from Moulins (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 293 km

from Calais: 528 km

from Nice: 421 km

from Bordeaux: 350 km

from Strasbourg: 413 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Varennes-sur-Allier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Langy, Loriges, Montoldre, Paray-sous-Briailles, Rongeres and Saint-Loup.

This page in French: Visiter Varennes-sur-Allier