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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Allier

Saint-Palais - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Allier

Geographical information

Latitude46.4390290 (N 46° 26’ 21”)
Longitude2.2988890 (E 2° 17’ 56”)
AltitudeFrom 304m to 448m
Surface area20.30 km²
Population188 inhabitants
Density9 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMoulins (110 km, 1h35)
Insee code03249
IntercommunalityCC du Pays d'huriel
TerritoryAuvergne, Bourbonnais, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Préveranges4.7 km (8 min)
Mesples6.4 km (10 min)
Saint-Sauvier7.4 km (12 min)
Saint-Éloy-d'Allier7.9 km (15 min)
Saint-Marien7.9 km (12 min)
Viplaix8.1 km (12 min)
Saint-Pierre-le-Bost8.5 km (12 min)
Sidiailles9.1 km (10 min)
Chambérat11.2 km (18 min)
Treignat11.9 km (16 min)
Leyrat12 km (18 min)
Courçais13.1 km (20 min)
Boussac-Bourg13.1 km (16 min)
Saint-Priest-la-Marche13.2 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Church Saint-Palais: Mentioned in the 12th century and built on a hill that was once a cemetery, the present building is the result of several periods of construction: the barrel-vaulted nave is 12th century, the choir flat apse of the 14th and finally the chapel adjoining the north side of the fifteenth. The church has a beautiful 15th century stained glass window divided into three compartments stacked ranked Subject History in 1918. The other windows date from the 19th century and also represent Saint Palais, the Saints Blaise and agricultural Fiacre, the latter protecting children convulsions. The window of the nave representing the flight into Egypt bears the family coat of arms Maisonneuve who offered the window. More rarely mentioned on a stained glass window "Tobias and the fish." The scene is described in the Old Testament where the young man catching a big fish for him to remove the gall to make the sight of his father.

Right next to the church is a cross of the 19th century wrought iron whose base is an inverted font.

There are in the township of Huriel many Celtic remains, such as Celtic crosses on the churches of Huriel and St. Eloy-Allier. Curiously, Saint-Palais, their presence is recalled by a small statue of Vercingetorix on the war memorial located in the church.

Manoir de Maison Neuve (private property): Occupying the center of a circular mound of about 40 m in diameter, this 14th century manor house but his name indicates that it has replaced an even older building . In one room, a very deep well would be the opening of a tunnel linking the castle of Boussac and Roche Préveranges up and go.

At a place called "Fins," the junction between the three departments and three provinces, it is said that "the three prefects could join hands" and discuss their business.


wrought iron cross
wrought iron cross
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Church Saint-Palais
Church Saint-Palais
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Saint-Palais Church
Saint-Palais Church
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Statue of Vercingetorix
Statue of Vercingetorix
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Manoir de Maison Neuve
Manoir de Maison Neuve
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Saturday 23 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 23°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 25°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Mountain bike ride on marked trails
Sports sensations347 € Guéret (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lamy Wood Circuit
HikeEasy3h00Moutier-Malcard (28 km)
Voueize Gorges
HikeEasy2h00Chambon-sur-Voueize (29 km)
Tour of Hérisson’s medieval town
Village visitEasy1h00Hérisson (33 km)
Around the lake
Village visitEasy1h00Servant (59 km)


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