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Moulins

  • Moulins Panorama

    The Régémortes Bridge over the Allier River in Moulins

About Moulins:

Moulins, formerly the capital of the Bourbon state, features a splendid cultural heritage, including the cathedral, the famous Master of Moulins triptych and the remains of the ducal palace. The medieval streets lined by half timbered houses are brimming with charm

The Centre of Contemporary Illustration, the only institution of its kind in Europe, is dedicated to illustrated children’s books from the 1950s to the present day is in the Hotel de Mora, in the heart of Moulins’ historic quarter.

 

What to do in Moulins:

Cathedral Basilica:

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Moulins Cathedral Basilica is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and national monument of France. It contains two distinct building phases constructed four centuries apart. The collegiate church was constructed in the Flamboyant style at the end of the 15th century and was made a cathedral in 1822. A neo-Gothic nave was added at the end of the 19th century.

 

Moulins triptych:

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The treasury in the Moulins Cathedral contains the famous triptych by the Maître de Moulins, commissioned about 1500 by the Duke of Bourbon.

 

The National Center of Costume and Scenography:

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The museum is dedicated to scenography and costume heritage. It preserves, studies and increases the value of a prestigious collection of 10,000 theatre, opera and ballet costumes that mainly come from the National Opera and the Comedie Francaise…