Touring montlucon

TopicSciences and discovery
DepartureMONTLUCON (03)

The castle of Montluçon that looms over the city of Montluçon is the flagship of your stay in the Bourbon lands. Discover the narrow streets in this charming  and lively medieval city.

The Notre-Dame church


The Notre-Dame church is a gothic church of which the construction is partially of a Romanesque style. It was built between the 14th and the 17th century.

Numerous art work are housed in this church such as: Notre-Dame de Montluçon statue (17th century), a Wise men Adoration, a statue of Saint-Jean-Baptiste carrying a lamb and one of the most beautiful Devotional Virgins of Auvergne, statue made of stone dating from the 15th century.

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The Wilson garden


Also called the the city wall garden is a classical French style garden. The Wilson garden has a large central path with a statue of André Messager, a loggia, a playground for children, sand boxes, several terraces with a grass carpet, a rose garden, flower squares and a large circular basin.

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Medieval city


Nestled against the castle, the medieval city centre of Montluçon is listed as a city of art. Its narrow street and half timbered houses, its town houses are the evidence of a rich history. Montluçon has maintained its ducal castle unspoiled of which Louis II of Bourbon was strongly attached.

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The Saint-Pierre church


The Romanesque church was built in the 11th and 12th century and was rebuilt in the 17th century, it was belong to the Priory of Evaux-les-Bains.

Listed as a historical monument, the Saint-Pierre church also possesses an important collection of furnitures and objects such as a statue of 'Sainte-Barbe' made of stone from the 16th century, a Pieta made in stone from the 15th century and a magnificent Sainte Madeleine dating from the 15th century of which a copy is held in the Chaillot Palace at the French Monuments Museum in Paris.

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