Marche and Combraille

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Marche and Combraille

Our must-sees…

TheChâteau de Villemonteix in Saint-Pardoux-les-Cards:

In the 15th century, this medieval castle allows to watch over, thanks to its keep and its covered way, “the great road from Guéret to Clermont” from which it draws toll. The castle is inhabited and furnished, with a collection of antique tapestries (Aubusson, Felletin, Gobelins, Beauvais, Flanders, Ferrara), period furniture, the double Pleyel of Beatrice de Camondo and various collections. Classified in the MH in 1946.

The Jardin Lacorein Saint-Pardoux-d’Arnet:

The Lacore garden is built on a meadow of about three hectares in the 1980s. The garden is a setting for the mosaic sculptures in glass enamel made by Alain GRIBET. This colorful sculptural presence gives the garden its vitality and vibrancy throughout the seasons. The garden has many species of trees and shrubs with notably a beautiful variety of beech trees and many maples, willows, birches, etc.

La Naute in Champagnat:

The site of La Naute is the countryside, the ponds, the paths along the river and the charming villages to discover at random during the walk. Each season you will find varied and original activities to fully live your vacations. When it’s time for an aperitif, the restaurant by the pond becomes a gathering place. There we eat the famous Creusois fondu around animations: the famous concerts of the Naute pond!

The village of Crocq:

The two toursare the remains of a mighty 12th-century fortress, the top of which offers you a panorama. Two rooms present the history of the restoration work and seasonal exhibitions. La maison du Patrimoine allows you to discover the history of the pelleterie that once made Crocq famous. Also worth visiting: the Notre Dame de la Visitation Chapel.

The village of Flayat:
  • L’étang de la Ramade is best appreciated for the quality of its landscapes and its outdoor hotel complex: Lacustraclustering around the pond all the services you need, plus plenty of on-site recreation.
  • Le Café de l’Espace: a place of entertainment and life, houses spaces dedicated to cultural performances and animations, but also services to residents. Hybrid, collaborative and festive place as only Creuse has the secret.
  • The association Pays’Sage makes culture radiate from Flayat and makes the landscapes of the Millevaches plateau true open-air stages. Pays’Sage organizes two festivals: “Les Bistrots d’hiver” from January to March and the “Chemins de Rencontres” around August 15.
The village of Saint-Georges Nigremont:

Perched at an altitude of 750 meters, the village of Saint-Georges-Nigremont is brimming with playful and artistic installations. At the top of the steps of the incredible staircase, you can discover a magnificent panorama of the Creuse countryside and the Auvergne Mountains. The terraced gardens and orchards, the dry stone walls, the presbytery’s bakery, make it a village jewel.

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The Arboretum of the Lily in Champagnat:

The visit ofthe Arboretum of the Lilywill introduce you to its 120 species of trees and shrubs including a collection of dogwoods and so-called remarkable trees. It is located in a real small green setting. After this visit, an exhibition will welcome you according to the sanitary measures. By appointment, sessions of tree knowledge, relaxation, self-knowledge and self-control are given.

The château d’Etangsannes in Saint-Chabrais:

The château d’Etangsannes is a typical 15th century Merchant manor. It was built on a 12th century fortress. It was originally surrounded by a moat, half of which remains. Today can be visited a part of the outbuildings and several rooms that have ceilings painted in the Renaissance.

Les Ateliers de la Mine in Lavaveix-les-Mines:

They are listed as Historic Monuments. A sound bench at the entrance reminds us of the mining past of Lavaveix-les-Mines. A curious walk marked “Walk over the mine” also allows you to walk through this past by discovering the mining built heritage.

Les Mottes castrales de l’An Mil à Saint-Dizier-la-Tour:

The site of the Saint-Austrille Tower is a rare testimony to the forms of power that appeared in the High Middle Ages: a small feudal lordship of the County of La Marche with a canonical establishment. Every year a festival is held on the weekend of August 15 and allows regulars to put on their best chainmail rib.

“Air Memorial” aviation museum in Bellegarde-en-Marche:

The association Air Mémorial Creusois founded in 2008, manages and animates from the biographical research of Fernande Bonnemain, a museum dedicated to the aeronautical past of the Creuse: events and characters of all aeronautical specialties combined, civil or military, since the beginning of aviation until today.

Village of Auzances:

On the site of Coux, you can find the remains of a Gallo-Roman villalocated around a pond that can be toured on foot or by bike. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a relaxing moment with your family at the Coux animal park. Visit the Chapelle Sainte-Anne and/or theChapelle Sainte-Marguerite, the church of St. James the Greater. You can also enjoy an incredible view of the Noisette valley, the old fortifications of the old Auzances.

Village of Mérinchal:

Take a stroll through the park of the 12th century castle of La Mothe. Also discover the source of the Cherand stroll along the Grande Randonnée n°41 “Vallée du Cher”. Before you leave, we suggest you go to the hamlet of Montaurat and play geocaching Terra Aventura to discover the history of the Creuse masons!”

Village of Sermur:

This little stone village is a testament to the art of the Creuse masons. With its 1600 meters of altitude, Sermur offers a magnificent panorama on the Monts d’Auvergne as well as on the Combraille ponds in the South-East of the Creuse. You have to climb to the top of the remains of the medieval tower of the XIth century. This is the ideal village for your family outings with the geocachingand/or the game booklet “Fifine la fouine“.

Village of Lioux-les-Monges:

This typical Creusois village is not well known, but is not lacking charm. The whole village is built in stone. This is characteristic of the style of the Creuse masons. In the heart of the village: the garden of the cure, very well maintained, offers a place of calm in front of the old presbytery and the cultural hall “La Grange”. Further down, find the path that will lead you to the Saint-Martial fountain.


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