the castle of Chouvigny
This castle, which dominates the throats of Sioule and the village of Chouvigny is a rare example of medieval military architecture in Auvergne. Its restoration was carried out starting from the plans of origin on the initiative of the Duc de Morny, half-brother of the emperor Napoleon III. Built in the neighbourhoods of 1250, it belonged during nearly 3 centuries to the family of the famous marquis de La Fayette.
Its visit makes it possible to discover the towers of the keep and the watch, a Henri III lounge, an oratory as well as a room of weapons.
Opened of June 15 at September 15 of 14h with 19h except Monday the remainder of the year on go, 45 minutes visit and guided for the booklets groups in English, German and Dutch.
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