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Make a holiday rental villa or property in Allier, France your home away from home

Allier is a beautiful rural department of the Auvergne region of France. Located in the Massif Central, Allier is best known for its magnificent landscape of mountains, ancient forests and dramatic plunging gorges. Allier is the most beautiful area of Auvergne, France’s ‘green lung’, and is the pinnacle of outdoor activity holidays in France. The only things which break up the greenery are the stately chateaux, castles and fortresses which stand proudly on various hill-tops throughout Allier, France.

Things to do in Allier, France

If you are looking at taking a Allier property for an outdoor holiday, soaking in the incredible atmosphere, scenery and fresh air, you are in luck; Allier is the perfect place to walk, cycle and ride horses. There are over 400km of marked trails in the unspoilt Le Montagne Bourbonnaise alone. The Val d’Allier Nature Park is a birdwatchers dream, as over 250 bird species call the park home, and is crossed with some excellent walking trails.

Allier is also very rich in culture and history. The chateaux, fortresses and villas which dominate stretches of the skyline make fascinating viewing, but if you are looking for galleries, theatres and museums, head towards Moulins.

Golfers will be happy in an Allier property too. There are five full 18 hole golf courses in Allier, which incorporate testing sport and stunning scenery seamlessly. All you will need to get a round or golf lesson will be a handicap certificate.

Family holidays in Allier are excellent, and not only due to the wonderful range of healthy, outdoor and not least, great fun activities available. The Le Pal Water Park and Zoo is filled with entertainment, from sea lion displays to train rides.

Close to ski resorts of Puy-de-Dome, an Allier property is perfect for mountaineering and a host of mountain activities, from climbing to mountain-boarding.

Places to holiday in Allier, France

The capital of Allier, Moulins is a wonderfully picturesque city. Moulins is a historic town of great medieval charm and strolling through the streets is a wonderful way to spend a day or two, investigating the distinctive, often outrageous architecture dating back to the Bourbonnais era.

If the strain of exploring the magnificent countryside of Allier has taken its toll, don’t return to your self catering Allier property with aches and pains, but travel to Vichy, a popular and prestigious spa town. The spa dates back as far as Roman times, and the peaceful atmosphere and top-class spa facilities mean that your body will be free of pain and stress within minutes!

Weather in Allier, France

Allier has a wonderfully mild climate, meaning that you can explore the great outdoors without overheating! In summer, average monthly temperatures remain around 18°C, with daily peaks of around 28°C. In the winter months, temperatures plummet to average around 2°C, (in December and January), so pack a good jacket!

Travel to Allier, France

Limoges Airport (LIG) is the closest to a holiday rental property in Allier, around an hour away. Ryanair and Flybe both provide cheap flights from the south coast of England, but if you are travelling from elsewhere in Britain, Tours (TUF), St Etienne (EBU) and Lyon (LYN) are all within two hours of an Allier property, and receive direct flights form across the UK. Alternatively, the ports of Calais and St Malo are only a 5 hour drive from Allier.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
    (5 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 12
    Villa #1419888a
    5
    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (4 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 8
      House #1333839a
      4
      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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        • 7 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 22
        House #602593a
        3
        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Multiple rentals Cottage #8119635
          11
          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Multiple rentals Cottage #8119635
            21
            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (7 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 8
              Farmhouse #617178a
              7
              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.6/5
                (17 reviews)
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                • 5 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Cottage #905333a
                17
                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • Studio
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1047024a
                  2
                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 5 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 12
                    Farmhouse #2437001
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 7
                      Castle #6782656
                      1
                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        House #1424060
                        1
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Barn #6994349
                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #6951306
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Studio #1478155a
                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 12
                                Cottage #1491254a
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #1397055a
                                  6
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #1432761a
                                    2
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #6811089
                                      1
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #1467449a
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (13 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Apartment #1359521a
                                          13
                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #1384099a
                                            6
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (8 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #1958815
                                              8
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Apartment #1477336a
                                                1
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                  • Studio
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Studio #1442350a
                                                  8
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Apartment #1449842a
                                                    1
                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Apartment #891655a
                                                      16
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #6774436
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          House #1330720a
                                                          9
                                                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • Studio
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Studio #1477765a
                                                            1
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Bungalow #68355
                                                              1
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                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                House #1383555a
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  Cottage #1144151a
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1448175a
                                                                    3
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #1210142a
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • Studio
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Apartment #1446580a
                                                                        2
                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Apartment #1281471a
                                                                          4
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                                                                            • Studio
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #1416948a
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #1403288a
                                                                              5
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #1543488a
                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #1527145a
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #6935791
                                                                                    1
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Apartment #6998502
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #1324560a
                                                                                        2
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Apartment #1475061a
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (22 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #8042650
                                                                                            22
                                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #881052a
                                                                                              16
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 7 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 14
                                                                                                House #8130258
                                                                                                9
                                                                                                Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                  House #976871a
                                                                                                  15
                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Cottage #620564a
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Barn #8055975
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                                                                                                      Allier Holiday Apartments & Homes (236)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Our French Dream

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      France is a long way from our home in Australia. We dreamed of leisurely touring the French country-side, visiting small villages, markets and historic places, while living in an old cottage in a tranquil setting. This cottage delivered all of this and more. Located on a beautiful small farm the old cottage (converted barn) was a treasured home for a week, from which we daily roamed and explored this beautiful region. The accommodations were all we imagined and our hosts quickly became friends, offering a welcome tourist service and as much as they could possibly do to help us fulfill the dream.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jan 02, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely house and local area

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great holiday in Montigny. The house is huge with a large, central, split-level living/dining/kitchen atrium and two separate bedroom/bathroom areas at either end, which lend themselves well to a large group (twelve of us). It's very comfortable and well-equipped and we loved eating outside on the large terrace overlooking the boules pitch (a major evening activity) and the view beyond. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and Neris-les-Bains one of the best small local towns we've ever encountered, with a good range of shop, bars, restaurants, twice-weekly market and long peaceful gardens near the spa.Jeff's bar in Neris was fun, Jeff very helpful and we had several very competitive games of mini-golf there. Highly recommend Le Vieux Moulin in Neris. We had a lovely meal there in the large outdoor courtyard; lovely food and friendly, efficient service. Further afield lots of places to explore. One highlight was canoe-ing at Gorges de Sioule, though not for the faint-hearted - the rapids were a real challenge. Looking forward to a return visit!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016