Theme Week Auvergne – Montluçon

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Château of the Dukes of Bourbon © Lionel Allorge/cc-by-sa-3.0

Château of the Dukes of Bourbon © Lionel Allorge/cc-by-sa-3.0

Montluçon (Occitan: Montleçon) is a commune in central France on the river Cher. It is the largest commune in the Allier department, although the department’s prefecture is located in the smaller town of Moulins. Its inhabitants are known as Montluçonnais. The town is in the traditional province of Bourbonnais and was part of the mediaeval duchy of Bourbon. Montluçon is located in the northwest of the Allier department near the frontier of the Centre-Val de Loire and Nouvelle-Aquitaine regions.

Montluçon is linked with surrounding regions and towns via four main road axes, plus the highway A71 from Orléans to Clermont-Ferrand; through a railway linking in the North Vierzon then Paris (3-5h). Formerly the canal de Berry linked Montluçon towards the north. Montluçon is 106 kilometres (66 miles) south of Bourges, 340 km (211 miles) from Paris, 95 km (59 mi) from Clermont-Ferrand, 280 km (174 mi) (3h) from Lyon, 150 km (93 mi) (2h) from Limoges and 400 km (249 mi) from the Atlantic coast.

Town Hall © GFreihalter/cc-by-sa-4.0 Château of the Dukes of Bourbon © Lionel Allorge/cc-by-sa-3.0 Château of the Dukes of Bourbon © Luna04/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cher river © PhilippHofer/cc-by-sa-3.0 Rue des Cinq Pilliers © SangVain/cc-by-sa-4.0 Place Saint Pierre © SangVain/cc-by-sa-4.0 Place Saint Pierre © SangVain/cc-by-sa-4.0 © SangVain/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Château of the Dukes of Bourbon © Lionel Allorge/cc-by-sa-3.0
The upper town, on the right bank of the Cher, consists of steep, narrow, winding streets, and preserves several buildings of the 15th and 16th centuries. The lower town, traversed by the Cher, is the industrial zone.

The church of Notre-Dame dates from the fourteenth century, the church of St Pierre partly from the 12th. The town hall, with a library, occupies the site of an old Ursuline convent, and two other convents are used as a college and hospital. Overlooking the town is the castle rebuilt by Louis II, Duke of Bourbon, and taken by Henry IV during the French Wars of Religion; it serves as a barracks.

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