Come and discover this lovely mediaeval 15th century that’s been modified during the 18th century, located only 3 minutes away from an all shops village and only 15mn from A71.
The property offers two superb reception rooms, 4 large bedrooms (30 to 48m²) and a remarkable attic. It has kept its original features like tiles, fireplaces, flooring, moldings and stucco which add up to the castles’ authentic charm.
Outside you’ll find 4ha 50a of park and a pond that was partly renovated, caretaker’s house and a garage. A beautiful green setting surrounds this charming chateau, welcoming you to take a look at it as soon as possible!
About the place:
Montluçon is a small town in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. It has a population of about 35,000 and it’s situated on the banks of the Allier River and is surrounded by mountains. The town was first settled by Celtic tribes before being conquered by Romans during their invasion of Gaul. Montluçon became an important strategic stronghold for Roman troops as they continued to make their way northward, but after Julius Caesar’s defeat at Alesia (now Alise-Sainte Reine) in 52 BC, Montlucon was taken over by Gallic tribes who would eventually be conquered themselves by Rome in 51 BC when General Agrippa Menenius Lanatus captured the town.
Montluçon was eventually in control of the Kingdom of Aquitaine and became a trade area between Ancien Régime France and England, but it would then fall into many different hands including those belonging to Henry II Plantagenet (who married Eleanor of León), Charles V, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV who gave Montlucon as a land grant to his sister Anne de Beaujeu after she took over from her mother Louise of Savoy following her death.
Things to do in Montlucon:
The Gannat Museum (Musée de l’imprimerie et du livre) – Montluçon’s printing museum, which tells the story of how books were made in France until the end of nineteenth century. It occupies an 18th-century building and has two permanent exhibitions – one on paper making (the oldest techniques used up until the 19th Century), and another focusing on bookbinding with demonstrations where visitors can try their hand at it themselves.
Next you can visit the WWII Museum. It has exhibits that detail both world wars and how they affected Montlucon. Visitors will also learn about local resistance fighters during World War II, including a memorial to those who died in concentration camps and others killed by Nazis. This is one of the most popular attractions for visitors to this area so be sure not to miss it!
Another great attraction to visit while you’re here is Saint Pierre Cathedral which dates back as far as 1160s with major renovations performed throughout its history such as construction on new towers and an organ. There are many pieces displayed inside that were created all over Europe between 1400s – 1900s but some of the highlights include a stained glass window from the 1400s and a statue of Saint Peter himself.
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