Tourism - Allier

Allier is a French department located in the region of Auvergne. Geographically, it covers almost the entire old province of Bourbonnais. It is surrounded by departements of Saône-et-Loire, Nièvre, Cher, Loire, Creuse and Puy-de-Dôme departments. Allier counts three middle size towns that are Montluçon, Moulins and Vichy as well as three spa and resort towns that are Bourbon-l'Archambault, Néris-les-Bains and again Vichy. Néris-les-Bains alone counts more than 10% of second homes. ‘Bourbonnais’ hedged farmland covers the largest part of the west and the central part of the department, followed by ‘Bourbonnais Sologne’ for the north-east part, ‘Bourbonnais’ mountain that is the roof of ‘Bourbonnais’ province with mount Montoncel (1,287 metres) and finally, the south of the province with ‘Bourbonnais Limagne’.

Must-see tourist sites in Allier are the PAL (Theme Park and Zoo), the National centre of costumes, its many castles, the Tronçais forest, Moulins, Vichy and Montluçon.

Top tourist cities in Allier


Tourism Moulins

In the Allier between the Loire Valley and Burgundy, just 2:30 in the south of Paris, Moulins area, also known as the Bourbon country is ideal for a holiday or weekend of relaxation, cultural discovery and outdoors hiking . Founded in 990, the town ...

Must : Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Musée de l'Illustration Jeunesse, Centre National du Costume de scène et de la Scenographie


Tourism Montluçon

Montlucon, entry of the Auvergne, knew, while keeping its prestigious passed of time of the Bourbons, to take the turning of the industrial revolution before to enter the new century. It kept its identity of medieval city where we can discover while strolling a ...


Tourism Vichy

Vichy is a French city located in the French Allier and in the region of Auvergne. Originally, the Romans already exploited Gallos thermal waters and recognized their benefits. Thus, the city was known from the earliest centuries for therapeutic baths. It gathers all ...

Must : Musée de l'Opéra de Vichy , Musée des Arts d'Afrique et d'Asie