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Bourbon l'Archambault - historic and charming

Anyone seeking a property in a truly historic and charming part of inland France should really take a good look at Bourbon l'Archambault. The little spa town has everything: History, heritage, character, good modern amenities and delightful surroundings. What's more, property is very reasonably priced!

Heritage of Bourbon l'Archambault

The town is really dominated by its castle. The castle today is a shadow of its former self, as it was ruined in the French Revolution, but there is still enough remaining to impress. The town was of huge importance as the seat of the Bourbon family, and has strong links to French and European royalty. The three remaining towers of the castle can be visited. In the 17th century, the spa waters were discovered, and the town still benefits from its reputation as a spa today, attracting visitors to enjoy the spa waters and take rejuvenating treatments.

Amenities on offer

For a town of its relatively small size, Bourbon l'Archambault has a good selection of amenities. These include a number of small shops, with all the usual suspects present. There are boulangeries, boucheries, hairdressers etc. There' a supermarket too, which is useful for those weekly grocery and household shopping trips. You'll also find hotels, bars and restaurants for your relaxation and enjoyment. There's even a casino, as found in most French spa towns, so if you are feeling lucky why not get along and test your skill!

Enjoy Bourbon l'Archambault's swimming pool and tennis courts

Sports fans will be able to make use of the public swimming pool and tennis courts in the town as well as the pretty parkland for walking.

Discover the surrounding area

The town is set in the central mountain range of the Massif Central, which means not only are there some stunning landscapes to enjoy, there are also ski resorts within easy reach. Towns nearby that are worth a visit include the flower town of Montlucon, the famous spa town of Vichy and the lovely cathedral town of Moulins. Within a half hour's drive of the town there is a very pretty leisure lake in the Forest of Troncais where you can cool off in the summer heat.

Golf anyone?

The area also offers several golf courses, so if golf is your sport, don't forget the clubs when you pack the car to travel to Bourbon l'Archambault. The nearest eighteen-hole courses are found at Magny Cours and Nassigny.

How to get there

If you want to fly from the UK you have a choice of airports to head for. Clermont Ferrand is the closest, with flights currently on offer from Flybe. Other airports are Tours, Limoges, St Etienne and Lyon. All of those cities also have TGV services for rail travellers. The nearest major roads for drivers are the N79, N7 and A71. The town can then be approached by several roads.

Property prices and availability in and around Bourbon l'Archambault

Property in and around Bourbon l'Archambault is really affordable and represents an excellent opportunity to find a great French property in a lovely and lesser known part of the country.

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Bourbon l'Archambault AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Bourbon l'Archambault?

Bourbon l'Archambault is situated in the centre of France. It lies in the north of the Allier department.

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IN THE REGION OF AUVERGNE

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ALLIER

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Population: 2,582


Access: By air: Fly to Clermont Ferrand, Lyon, Limoges, St Etienne or Tours. By rail: The TGV runs to all the above cities. By road: Bourbon l'Archambault is found on the D1, not far from the N7 non toll motorway.


Economy: The economy is based around the spa.


Interesting fact: The town is the very heart of the ancient Bourbonnais province, and was the seat of the Bourbon family.


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