Charroux, a fortified town and one of the Loveliest Villages in France®
Discover one of the Loveliest Villages in France which has kept its medieval authenticity ! This delightful fortified village, 413m above sea level, dominates the surrounding plains and valleys. Its attractions include the remains of ramparts, an archaeology museum and the 12th century church of Saint John the Baptist, not forgetting local specialities, events, exhibitions and lots more besides. Marvel at the stunning view of the Plaine de la Limagne to the north and the mountains of Auvergne to the south.
Take a trip back in time as you stroll through the cobbled streets with names like ‘Rue de la corderie’ and ‘Rue du tanneur’. Appreciate the architecture, facades with carved stonework from the 15th - 18th centuries, and remarkably preserved 14th century, half-timbered and corbelled houses.
Admire the wells, clock tower, Porte d'Orient, the Prince de Condé ‘s house, the ""Cour des Dames"", covered market, etc. and visit the museum which traces the history of the village.