Moutier d'Ahun

Moutier d’Ahun has been selected for the program “Le Village Préféré des Français” (France 2). This magnificent little village has conquered a good part of the French and occupies a very good 10th place in their hearts!

The pearl of the banks of Creuse

Located on the banks of the Creuse, the village of Moutier d’Ahun has remained authentic by preserving its low houses and its medieval bridge. Its beautiful Romanesque church, inherited from a Benedictine monastery founded in 997, also contains a treasure. It is now famous for its 17th century Woodwork, sculpted by Simon Bauer and his Baroque companions.
Angels’ faces, fantastic characters and abundant fruits adorn the building, which brings together Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque art in a single unit. It is not surprising that Alain Corneau chose the splendid setting of Moutier D’Ahun Abbey for his film, so dear to the heart of the Creusois: “Every morning in the world”.

Ahun, central city, heart of the Creuse

The village of Ahun seems to protect the village of Moutier d’Ahun from its heights. The beautiful facades of the bourgeois stone houses honour the presence of the great church that has been marked by time. Built above the crypt dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries, it bears witness to an ancient pagan temple, and has survived through the ages, evolving with them while preserving its origins and acquiring successive architectural and decorative arts. It stands in the heart of the city, with its octagonal Romanesque bell tower and invites you to walk through its doors into its bowels.

To see also and absolutely:

– The Jacques Lagrange and Roncerose gardens in St Georges la Pouge
– The village of Masgot
– The church of Sous-Parsat
– Thouraud Wood
– Dr. Jamot’s museographic space
– The railway viaduct of Busseau sur Creuse

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