lies between North
and « Midi », and is somehow in the heart of France
. It is a land of contrast, nestled between mountains and countryside, valleys and canyons, which possess hidden secrets. It is also a charming destination for a relaxing stay, a well-being cure or hitchhiking holidays. There is no doubt that Allier will seduce you! You will just have to choose the house of your dreams for holidays, in the abundant offers of guesthouses or seasonal rentals. Sport, culture, gastronomy, relaxing time, Allier really is an ideal place to spend holidays.
During your walks through the medieval city of Montluçon
, you will discover the history and the “terroir” of this region. Allier’s capital, which is an entrance gate to Auvergne
, preserved the castle of the Ducs de Bourbon
who reigned there. Allier is for sure a region of culture, which kept the mysteries of the past in its architectural heritage. The hilly landscape of Val de Bresbe
is full of well-preserved donjons, built on the top of the hills, which you can see from very far. These picturesque landscapes and their charming forgotten villages will immerse you in a living past. Come and discover the thermal city of Vichy
! Enjoy a thermal cure or a well-being stay. You will feel relaxed and full of energy when you will come back home!
The Bois Noirs
and the Madeleine Mountains
constitute the mountain range of Bourbonais. It is an amazing playground for hitchhiking, walking, and cycling and a beautiful well-preserved natural place.