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Venas tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Herisson at 5 km from Venas

Visit Venas: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Herisson at 5 km and Montlucon at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Venas, 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 Venas in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 5 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Herisson guide


at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

See Montlucon guide


at 33 km (direction west), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Souvigny guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction south-east)

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

See Charroux guide


at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Moulins guide


Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide

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

Map of places to visit near Venas


Markets in and near Venas

  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (19km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (21km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (22km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (22km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (26km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (31km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)

More information about Venas, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Venas, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Neris-les-Bains (22km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (25km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (38km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (34km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (35km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (44km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (19km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (37km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (23km)
  • Gouzon (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (34km)

Geography and distances

Venas is in the south of France at 45 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Venas is 266 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Venas

Canton: Hérisson

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Venas

from Moulins (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 266 km

from Calais: 502 km

from Nice: 469 km

from Bordeaux: 317 km

from Strasbourg: 441 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cosne-d'Allier, Herisson, Louroux-Hodement and Sauvagny.

This page in French: Visiter Venas

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