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Charroux, best preserved of Auvergne Villages

A charming break in the bourbonnaise area of the Allier surrouded by fortified walls.

At the entrance to the village...
At the entrance to the village...

As a fortified town and a major trading centre in the Middle Ages, Charroux’s mediaeval heritage includes carved stone facades dating from the 15th to 18th centuries, a remarkably well preserved14th century corbelled, half-timbered house, in addition to a large number of wells.
A very special atmosphere can be found in this small village. It is today famous for its legendary mustard made from white Saint-Pourçain wine, and produced by a local craftsman still keeping the main trade and traditions alive.


Don't miss:

The Museum of Charroux and surrounding area (popular art and tradition), The Maison des Horloges, The Moutarderie, the Church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste with its truncated spire, or a tour of this Auvergne village in a horse-drawn carriage…

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