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Sermur

A village in stone that bears witness to the Creuse stonemasons with an impressive view of the Monts d’Auvergne.

Sermur, the Auvergne village in the Creuse

At around 600 m in altitude, Sermur offers an exceptional view of the Monts d’Auvergne and the Combraille Lakes in the south-east of the Creuse.

Old stone houses line the narrow, small streets in this charming and picturesque village. Fountains, washing places, bread ovens and ruiniform rocks are scattered amongst the countryside and typical hamlets.

The high point when visiting Sermur is the landscaped garden created amongst the foundations of an old barn bringing together a traditional construction and modern materials.

Panoramas to take your breath away

Crowning the ensemble at more than 720 m in altitude and evoking Sermur’s prestigious past, is the remains of a mediaeval tower that was one of the five castle wards of Combraille.

The only Château remains destroyed during the Hundred Years War, the tower still measured around 20 m in height in the 18th century and was used by the astronomer Delambre for his measurements when determining the arc of the Dunkirk Barcelona Meridian leading to the development of the metric system.

The view, alone, from the ruins of the tower is worth the visit.

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