Some pictures to give you the urge to breathe deeply the scent of Bocage Bourbonnais and soak a millennium of human and religious heritage
Shortly after training, in the 10th century, of the barony of Bourbon, the area around the fortress of Bourbon l'Archambault were bristling with Romanesque churches, built using techniques specific to builders of the three bishoprics which divided the territory, Bourges (north and west), Autun (east) and Clermont (south and west). Today, these venerable monuments, generally completed in the 12th century, sometimes enriched in the 15th century, often enlarged in the 19th century, offer a different face. Art lovers can visit virtually the religious monuments through the work of Columbia University (New York) as part of research on Roman art Bourbonnais.
The Community of common Bocage Bourbonnais and the urban community of Moulins have partnered in an initiative to promote tourism in their territory called BOURBONRAMA.
Thirteen castles dot this common irrigated by two small rivers, of the Burge and the Bear says Rose
A village that has maintained the grove, a paradise for hikers and lovers of flowers
At the heart of Bocage bourbonnais, Bourbon l'Archambault worth a visit for many reasons (the Baths, the fortress of the Dukes, the grove)
Mining town in the last century, Buxieres is back as a farming village that lives in his memories and humming the tunes of Louis Ganne
Above the valleys of the Bieudre and Burge, Franchesse is a gastronomic mecca dominated by its Romanesque church
Courget Valley offers views framed by Soulongis forest. The Hiking trails abound and the grove is lush. A deep breath!
Outcome of the meeting of two municipalities, Saint-Aubin-le-Monial combines the modern of factory-American Medtronic Xomed and tradition of cattle ranching
Dominated by its beautiful Romanesque church, the village of Saint-Menoux hosts to tourists and pilgrims who bow to the rite of 'débredinoire', putting their head inside the sarcophagus of Bishop Ménulphe
The forest of Civrais and the wood of Champroux were once the workplace of loggers and charcoal burners. Nazi crimes in 1944 in these forests, are explained on the stele of Bouillole
The water of the 'Borde' is the place of tourism in the municipality, with camping, cottages and bungalows, a restaurant and a 30 hectare pond for swimming and non motorized water sports
Ygrande is a country of writers (Emile Guillaumin, Camille Gagnon). The bell tower of the Romanesque church is very high. Ygrande drains into the Cher valley and the valley of the Allier