Moulins in Auvergne

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Moulins and Cathedral © Alphanumeric

Moulins and Cathedral © Alphanumeric

Moulins is a commune in central France, capital of the Allier department. Among its many tourist attractions are the Maison Mantin the Anne de Beaujeu Museum. Moulins is located on the banks of the Allier River. Moulins-Montbeugny Airport is a small airport located near Moulins.

Before the French Revolution, Moulins was the capital of the province of Bourbonnais and the seat of the Dukes of Bourbon. Its documented existence may be traced back at least as far as the year 990. In 1232, Archambaud VIII, Sire de Bourbon, granted a franchise to the village’s inhabitants. The town achieved greater prominence in 1327, when Charles IV elevated Louis I de Clermont to Duke of Bourbon. Either Louis or the later Peter II, Duke of Bourbon and of Auvergne moved the capital of the province from Bourbon-l’Archambault to Moulins.

La Semaine de l'Allier © Semaine03 Town Hall © Szeder László Tour Jacquemart © Croquant © Szeder László Moulins Theatre © Croquant Moulins and Cathedral © Alphanumeric
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Moulins and Cathedral © Alphanumeric
In February 1566 it became eponymous to the Edict of Moulins, an important royal ordinance dealing with many aspects of the administration of justice and feudal and ecclesiastical privilege, including limitations on the appanages held by French princes, abrogation of the levy of rights of tallage claimed by seigneurs over their dependants and provisions for a system of concessions on rivers.

Moulins was where the famous dress designer and fashion leader Coco Chanel went to school as an orphan. It was also the birthplace of the great 19th-century operatic baritone and art collector Jean-Baptiste Faure.

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