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Viplaix tourism and travel guide

Photo of Viplaix in Allier

Photo is of Culan at 10 km from Viplaix

Visit Viplaix: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 10 km and Montlucon at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Viplaix, 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 Viplaix in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 10 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Montlucon guide


at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Herisson guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide


at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Nohant-Vic guide

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

Map of places to visit near Viplaix


Markets in and near Viplaix

  • Domerat: market Friday (16km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (18km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (18km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (22km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (29km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (34km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (36km)
  • Pionsat: market Friday (46km)

More information about Viplaix, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Viplaix, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (46km)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (19km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (32km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (8km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (21km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (24km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (23km)
  • Foret de Troncais (33km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (32km)
  • Montmarault (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (31km)

Geography and distances

Viplaix is in the south of France at 74 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Viplaix is 266 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Viplaix

Canton: Huriel

Arrondissement: Montluçon

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Viplaix

from Moulins (prefecture): 74 km

from Paris: 266 km

from Calais: 501 km

from Nice: 491 km

from Bordeaux: 292 km

from Strasbourg: 467 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chamberat, Courcais, Mesples, Saint-Desire, Saint-Eloy-d'Allier and Sidiailles.

This page in French: Visiter Viplaix

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