A charming little medieval village, a magical floral park, and, for the unusual, one of the extraordinary carriages... really, Apremont-sur-Allier deserves a detour, and a stay!
Village of Apremont-sur-Allier
it nestles not far from the Loire and the Allier, and today it is possible to enjoy the peace and quiet of its pretty streets and peaceful banks. However, in the Middle Ages, it was once a very busy time, when quarrymen worked the cut stones which were then shipped to Orléans Cathedral, among others...
This village underwent a major "renovation" between the two great world wars, under the impetus of the master forger of Le Creusot, Eugène Schneider. Anything that was not deemed to be in harmony with the site was razed to the ground, and a great many houses were then rebuilt, respecting the medieval style of Berry.
This is no doubt one of the reasons why Apremont-sur-Allier is rightly proud to bear the label of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France".
The floral park
This romantic poetic walk, out of time, is very difficult to describe. The photos attached to this article will try to give you an idea, but... You have to go, yourself, to this place in your region!
It should nevertheless be pointed out that, if you have the choice, try to go there between mid-April and mid-May, to stroll gently under the wisteria vaults...
The stables, and the carriage museum
At the beginning, there was a glassworks that blew bottles!
A glassworks which had a rather ephemeral existence, since, created in 1752, it ceased its activities because of the French Revolution. At the beginning of the 19th century, a marquis replaced it by stables with 12 stalls each bearing the name of a horse.
It is in these stables that you will now be able to admire a unique collection of nine 19th century carriages in remarkable condition, including the one that was used to transport the pay of the workers of Le Creusot. Superb!
Resting in Apremont-sur-Allier?
It would be a shame to devote only a quick tour to its places! So, extend your hours of peaceful discovery by booking a bed and breakfast, or the gîte, this beautiful medieval house in the heart of the village...
The Floral Park
Tel : 02 48 77 55 00 or 02 48 77 55 06
Louise Hurstel ou Karine Aurousseau
Tél. : 02 48 77 55 00
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