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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Herisson at 17 km and Montlucon at 20 km.

Villefranche-d'Allier, France: places to visit and attractions

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 of the Aumance river...

See Herisson guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montlucon guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Souvigny guide


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

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

See Charroux guide


at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Moulins guide


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

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

See Culan guide


at 53 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vichy guide

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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)

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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