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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Allier

Montluçon, the city with two faces:

On the front nestled at the foot of the castle of the Dukes of Bourbon, the medieval city reflects the rich history of Montluçon. Houses timbered 15th and 16th centuries astonished by their charm intact.

Tails: the heart of the old city, the contemporary building MuPop hints at the other side of the city, resolutely turned towards the future. Metal facades emphasizes the industrial wealth of the city. Just below one of the many parks invite you to linger. Want more likely yet? Within minutes, the campaign offers you the gates of the city!

Want out? Cabaret "Royal Avenue" to Montluçon casino Neris-les-Bains, through the many bars in the city atmosphere and discotheques, night awaits you!

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.3399659 (N 46° 20’ 24”)
Longitude2.6066450 (E 2° 36’ 24”)
AltitudeFrom 194m to 364m
Surface area20.67 km²
Population39353 inhabitants
Density1903 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMoulins (82 km, 1h07)
Insee code03185
IntercommunalityCA Montluçonnaise

Nearest cities & towns

Désertines2.2 km (5 min)
Lavault-Sainte-Anne4.2 km (9 min)
Saint-Victor6.9 km (12 min)
Domérat7.7 km (15 min)
Néris-les-Bains8 km (11 min)
Lignerolles8 km (14 min)
Quinssaines8.9 km (15 min)
Prémilhat9.1 km (14 min)
Chamblet9.2 km (12 min)
Villebret9.3 km (13 min)
Saint-Angel10.2 km (14 min)
Saint-Genest10.2 km (16 min)
Estivareilles10.4 km (16 min)
Vaux11.6 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Montluçon has kept the soul of its prestigious past the time of the Bourbons; Castle 2nd Louis de Bourbon proudly dominates the city. Stroll the streets of the medieval town and discover the Saint-Pierre district, the Romanesque church of the 12th century and the remarkable House of the Twelve Apostles.

Do not miss: The Mupop (Museum of Popular Music). In the heart of the medieval city of Montluçon in an innovative museum of 3300 m², discover, through staging a fun and interactive, the largest collection of instruments and musical objects of France. A headphones on, carry yourself in different musical worlds: from jazz to rock, through the bal musette, pop music, electro ... Share unpublished family or friends sound experiences! National in scope, Mupop houses an exceptional collection of instruments and musical objects in France, highlighted by a contemporary scenography. 3500 instruments and musical objects and 150 autonomous listening points. Museum of music that make you vibrate!

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls


Saturday 10 october
Min. 3°C - Max. 16°C
Sunday 11 october
Min. 5°C - Max. 15°C
Monday 12 october
Min. 2°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of Hérisson’s medieval town
Village visitEasy1h00Hérisson (21 km)
Voueize Gorges
HikeEasy2h00Chambon-sur-Voueize (22 km)
Around the lake
Village visitEasy1h00Servant (33 km)
Lamy Wood Circuit
HikeEasy3h00Moutier-Malcard (51 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals