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Montlucon

  • Montlucon Castle

    In 1070, Guillaume, child of Archambaud IV de Bourbon, became Seigneur of Montluçon and built this fortress on a castrum. Later occupied by and now known as: Dukes of the Bourbon castle.

About Montlucon:

Montlucon is a mediaeval town of character and the Auvergne’s second city. It is one of the oldest communities in the Boubonnais with a remarkable historic and religious heritage. Its fifteen stand-out buildings and twenty-two artworks are designated national monuments, justifying the title ‘Town of Art’.

The old town, with its picturesque pedestrian streets lined with half-timbered houses, is dominated by Louis II of Bourbon’s chateau, now the Museum of Popular Music.

 

What to do in Montlucon:

The Castle:

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The castle of the Dukes of Bourbon, dating from the 13th and 14th centuries.

 

Notre-Dame Church:

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The Notre-Dame Church in Montluçon is a Gothic church from the 15th century built under the auspices of Louis II de Bourbon, Duke of Bourbon, it remained unfinished for lack of funds. It is now classified as a historical monument. The peculiarity of this church is in its irregular shape.