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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Allier

Once fortified city Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule developed around an ancient monastery which takes its name from a young slave named Porcianus. The wine city reveals throughout its streets its architectural secrets around the huge ship that is the Abbey Church of Sainte-Croix. Both provocative and mesmerizing, the city will charm you.

Free tours of brochures are available in tourist offices.

In summer, the tourist office you discover "differently" this characteristic city through thematic tours. Ask for your brochure and the program!

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.3072040 (N 46° 18’ 26”)
Longitude3.2889970 (E 3° 17’ 20”)
AltitudeFrom 226m to 306m
Surface area35.67 km²
Population5102 inhabitants
Density143 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMoulins (32 km, 31 min)
Insee code03254
IntercommunalityCC en Pays Saint-Pourcinois

Nearest cities & towns

Saulcet3.9 km (6 min)
Louchy-Montfand4.3 km (7 min)
Bransat5.7 km (7 min)
Montord5.9 km (9 min)
Verneuil-en-Bourbonnais6.4 km (10 min)
Cesset7 km (11 min)
Chareil-Cintrat7.2 km (9 min)
Loriges7.4 km (10 min)
Contigny7.6 km (10 min)
Bayet8.8 km (12 min)
Monétay-sur-Allier9.2 km (10 min)
Paray-sous-Briailles10.5 km (13 min)
Fourilles11.5 km (15 min)
Varennes-sur-Allier11.5 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Puppets of the world exhibition
Entertainment5 € Monétay-sur-Allier (8.4 km)
Whitewater rafting on the Allier
Sports sensations22 € Vichy (22 km)
Well-being massage at a relaxation centre
Well-being30 € to 55 € Montilly (32 km)
Visit a walnut and hazelnut oil factory
Local flavoursFreeAigueperse (33 km)
Discovery of the draft horse at work
Culture and education1 € to 5 € Le Mayet-de-Montagne (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Between meadows, vineyards and castles
HikeEasy3h00Besson (18.3 km)
Crapa fitness trail
HikeIntermediate40 minBellerive-sur-Allier (21 km)
Around the lake
Village visitEasy1h00Servant (33 km)
Château Rocher
HikeIntermediate1h30Saint-Rémy-de-Blot (38 km)
Tour of Hérisson’s medieval town
Village visitEasy1h00Hérisson (50 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals