Rendez-vous in Allier

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Rendez-vous in Allier 03000 Moulins fr

Only 2 1/2 hours from Paris, the Allier department exemplifies the image that everyone has of the hospitable nature of France, which gave rise to the concept of “quality of life” long before the expression was coined.

Preserved landscapes like the bocage Bourbonnais, the Sioule River gorges, the Allier River valley, the historic Tronçais oak forest, and a rich cultural heritage including hundreds of castles, keeps, and medieval manors dating back to the time of the first Bourbon lords, ancestors of the Bourbon dynasty of kings, offer visitors a sense of both the heartland, and the history of France.

Diverse festivals, outdoor activities, museums, monuments, mineral spring resorts including the famous Vichy spa, traditional inns, gastronomic delights and the discovery of St. Pourçain wines enhance the overall interest of this destination and make for a memorable visit.

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