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SAINT POURCAIN SUR SIOULE

Formerly fortified, the city of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule grew around  an ancient monastery that takes its name from a young slave named Porcianus. Both provocative and captivating,  the city will charm you with its architectural secrets. The city is dominated by the imposing but no less majestic church Sainte Croix, former abbey.

 

VERNEUIL

Verneuil is a former Bourbon’s lordship  at the heart of vineyards. Its medieval character is perfectly harmonized with the nature surrounding  it. Moreover, a monumental sculpture of wood, the Sleeping Giant,, watches over this unspoilt nature and one of the oldest churches in the state, the church “Notre Dame sur l’Eau”.

 

CHARROUX

Medieval village once fortified, offers various charming advantages. Well, cobbled street, half-timbered houses, and old city gates without forgetting the locations of markets that reflect a prosperous merchant life. Classified  among “ The most beautiful villages of France “, Charroux attracts many craftsmen who participate in the authenticity of the city and restoration of its heritage!

 

CHANTELLE

Former lordship, truly liked by the Duke Pierre II and the Duchess Anne de  Beaujeu, had known  many misadventures. Although the formerly built castle has been destroyed, the monastery and the church still reflect the medieval past of the city. The Saint Vincent Abbey where live a community of Benedictine nuns, overlooks the Gorges of the Bouble, classified as a Sensitive Natural Area.

 

 

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