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Guéret

Guéret, prefecture of Creuse, is a town rich in cultural and sporting heritage and a claimant of its human size.

A town full of resources

Guéret, a city of 15,000 inhabitants, claims loud and clear its position as an urban centre emerging from a largely preserved natural environment. Its proximity to the Monts de Guéret, the Chabrières forest, between the Creuse and Gartempe rivers make it a strategic centre for a multitude of activities.
Served by the expressway through the department, it is essential both for its many shops and hotels and for the visits it offers to its visitors. The arts are widely represented. The Centre Culturel La Fabrique, the great avant-garde André Lejeune hall regularly hosts concerts, dance performances and theatre plays. The Museum of Art and Archaeology holds unique treasures and prestigious collections of goldsmith’s wares, enamels, paintings by famous impressionist painters, remarkable archaeological finds and nearly 800 naturalized animals from all over the world.

Guéret, in the centre of a huge playground

The Monts de Guéret dominates the city and their quick and easy access makes them a natural site rich in sporting opportunities and unexpected discoveries. The many marked paths will lead you to the Civic Stones from where you will contemplate 360° of panoramic views of the Creuse. Fans of mountain biking, trail riding and paragliding will find here the oxygen, space and sensations they are looking for.

Between urban areas and nature, the Courtille leisure centre delights all generations. Jogging for sports enthusiasts, swimming and other water sports for summer sports enthusiasts, a roller skating rink, a hiking trail around the lake, everything here is designed to satisfy everyone’s expectations.

Discover the Les Loups de Chabrières Animal Park. Watch for their discreet arrival from the observation path. Curious and fearful, they will in turn observe you before forgetting your presence when their “dinner” arrives. Then “lose yourself” in the maze of the Giant Labyrinth of the Monts de Guéret before competing in the giant board games.

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