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A Day in Aubusson

A day in Aubusson

Direction to the south of Creuse for a day placed under the sign of the savoir-faire lainiers and the discovery of the natural heritage at the gates of the capital of the tapestry. On the program: hike in the footsteps of the “fades,” lunch break to regain strength after the effort, and visit the International Tapestry City to get acquainted with the graphic universe of Tolkien, the creator of the Lord of the Rings or even The Hobbit.


Hike between Creusoise forest and ponds

Your day begins in Blessac, at the gates of Aubusson. The hike Le Dolmen aux Fées is ideal for discovering the valley of the Tranloup, a natural area of ecological, fauna, and flora interest. You will be able to observe dipper, red frog, deer, great tit, red kite… and find on the route plants such as the Isopyre faux-pigamon, protected at the regional level or the Lys martagon.

The Creuse is a land of legends, as evidenced by its menhirs and dolmens that you come across along the way. Perhaps you’ll come across a “fade” (genie of the air, woods, rocks and waters) during your stop at the dolmen Pierre la Fade.

This 11.5 km route (6.2 km loop possible) will take you from ponds to undergrowth to the Chapelle de la Borne.

Details of the route, GPX layout =>ICI

Lunch Break:

to L’Hôtel de Colbert

This stroll has whetted your appetite, now it’s time to treat your taste buds. Housed in a mansion, Hôtel de Colbert offers simple but tasty cuisine that evolves with the seasons, all in a neat decor.

The + of Hôtel de Colbert: On sunny days, we opt for the terrace in the shade of colorful parasols with Japanese inspiration. Far from the noise of the street, a beautiful gustatory interlude.

Practical information: Tel: 05 55 83 19 92
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Discover the full offer of restaurants in and around Aubusson


Tour the International Tapestry City

The Cité de la tapisserie invites you to travel through six centuries of Aubusson tapestry in an original staging, inspired by the techniques of theatrical decor, to evoke their original context.

Fantastic unicorns and dragons rub shoulders with mythological characters and gentlemen!
Place the colors of the works of great artists of the twentieth century: Jacques Lagrange, Robert Wogensky, Georges Braque, Victor Vasarely, Pablo Picasso, Sonia Delaunay…

The + of the visit: Bilbo the Hobbit has taken up residence in Aubusson. It is in the magical world of JRR Tolkien that the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie has chosen to immerse the visitor, a real journey into an imaginary world populated by elves and hobbits. Through the “Aubusson weaves Tolkien” project, 14 original illustrations by J. R. R. Tolkien have been chosen by the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie and the Tolkien Estate. 7 tapestries have already been made and can be admired within the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie, another is being woven and can be discovered twice a week during a guided tour.

Practical information:
Open to visitJuly and August: 10am-6pm every day (except Tuesdays 2pm-6pm only). Free guided tours at 11am, and 3pm.
September to June: 9:30am-12pm and 2pm-6pm every day except Tuesday.

Tel: 05 55 66 66 66 – Ticketing => ICI


Let yourself be seduced

in pictures

Contact the Aubusson-Felletin Tourist Office