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Villefranche-d'Allier tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Herisson at 17 km from Villefranche-d'Allier

Visit Villefranche-d'Allier: highlights and tourist information

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Villefranche-d'Allier is situated in the Allier department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Herisson at 17 km and Montlucon at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Villefranche-d'Allier, 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 Villefranche-d'Allier in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 17 km (direction north-west)

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

See Herisson guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montlucon guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Souvigny guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See Charroux guide


at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Moulins guide


at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


at 53 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vichy guide

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

Map of places to visit near Villefranche-d'Allier


Markets in and near Villefranche-d'Allier

  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Montmarault: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (15km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (20km)
  • Noyant-d'Allier: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (25km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (26km)
  • Saint-Eloy-les-Mines: market Saturday (26km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (28km)

More information about Villefranche-d'Allier, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Villefranche-d'Allier, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Neris-les-Bains (19km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (27km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (49km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (40km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (45km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (46km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (57km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (26km)
  • Foret de Troncais (29km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (12km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (45km)
  • Vichy (53km)

Geography and distances

Villefranche-d'Allier is in the south of France at 41 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Villefranche-d'Allier is 276 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefranche-d'Allier

Canton: Montmarault

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Villefranche-d'Allier

from Moulins (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 276 km

from Calais: 511 km

from Nice: 458 km

from Bordeaux: 318 km

from Strasbourg: 441 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Villefranche-d'Allier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chappes, Deneuille-les-Mines, Murat, Saint-Priest-en-Murat and Sauvagny.

This page in French: Visiter Villefranche-d'Allier

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