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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Allier

Avermes is a small town located in the Allier, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. We found remains which testify to the existence of the city since prehistoric times, but in Roman times, the village of Avermes was crossed by several roads, which illustrates the importance of place. Excavations have also helped update treasures. In 1986, numerous bronze and silver coins dating from 238-270 were discovered on the site of an ancient Gallo-Roman villa.

Food specialties of Avermes are those of the Bourbon Sologne in which lies the village. This is eg cabbage soup, Bourbonnais pie with potatoes or the Piquenchagne, tasty pie with pears, apple or quince.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.5877440 (N 46° 35’ 16”)
Longitude3.3075950 (E 3° 18’ 27”)
AltitudeFrom 199m to 262m
Surface area15.60 km²
Population3967 inhabitants
Density254 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMoulins (3.6 km, 9 min)
Insee code03013
IntercommunalityCA de Moulins
TerritoryAuvergne, Bourbonnais, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Moulins3.3 km (7 min)
Yzeure5 km (11 min)
Trévol5.4 km (9 min)
Neuvy7.2 km (15 min)
Bressolles7.6 km (11 min)
Coulandon9.3 km (15 min)
Villeneuve-sur-Allier10.9 km (11 min)
Chemilly12 km (14 min)
Montilly12.5 km (16 min)
Gennetines12.9 km (14 min)
Marigny13.5 km (17 min)
Bagneux14.3 km (15 min)
Aurouër14.5 km (15 min)
Souvigny14.6 km (21 min)
Chézy16 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Avermes is located in Sologne Bourbonnais, a region with low plateau in the heart of that beautiful flowing rivers full of fish. Large ponds are often found in the valleys, a natural environment conducive to fishing. A Avermes or in close proximity, there are several hundred corners fish! That is, as here anglers will find something to satisfy their passion. Hikers in turn to find the starting Avermes rides that will enable them to discover the natural environment of Avermes. The woods, thickets... The village has also the friendly avermois of hikers who organizes many outings.

A Avermes, you will discover several interesting buildings such as the Castle Segange. A castle rebuilt in the sixteenth century that hosted in 1495 Anne of Brittany.

During your visit to Avermes, you will also discover you Interprofessional Training Institute of the Allier. The imposing building built in 1828 originally hosted the Grand Seminary. The priests were there hone their training until 1967. It was in 1974 that welcomes apprentices in training.

Avermes has infrastructures that allow sports activities. The media offered by the town gateway allows families to come to borrow books.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

The village of Avermes offers a weekly market. Every Saturday morning is on the market place to find different street vendors and small local farmers who come to sell their production. The market is held from 7:30 am to noon.

During the year themed markets are organized by season. The first Saturday of summer, a farmers' market is held in the evening from 18h to midnight.

A cultural program is provided to Avermes and Gateway regular exhibitions. The city also has a cultural scene: the Isléa. It presents a varied agenda that gives pride to musical performances. creative residency, broadcast, amateur and professional practice, the shows highlight of established artists and to discover...


Sunday 24 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 24°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 19°C
Tuesday 26 september
Min. 13°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Well-being massage at a relaxation centre
Well-being30 € to 55 € Montilly (3.6 km)
Puppets of the world exhibition
Entertainment5 € Monétay-sur-Allier (23 km)
Massage to relax and unwind at home
Well-being35 € La Machine (35 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Between meadows, vineyards and castles
HikeEasy3h00Besson (13.4 km)
Tour of Hérisson’s medieval town
Village visitEasy1h00Hérisson (46 km)
Crapa fitness trail
HikeIntermediate40 minBellerive-sur-Allier (51 km)
Around the lake
Village visitEasy1h00Servant (58 km)
Around Châtillon-en-Bazois
HikeEasy2h00Châtillon-en-Bazois (58 km)


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