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Souvigny - a picturesque, rural town with an interesting past

Souvigny is a small town which has a rich and interesting past. Links to the great Cluny Abbey, along with its own heritage, put Souvigny firmly on the map of places worth a visit, even if it is less known than it deserves to be. The town is set amid a very picturesque countryside, essentially rural yet offering good amenities.

Heritage of Souvigny

The town is architecturally superb. Once one of the most important towns in the region, it seemed to slip from its influential position. But it has now been reinstated with a nomination as a "great regional site of Auvergne" in 1993, and was made a "great Romanesque sanctuary of Auvergne" in 2003. Sauvigny's revival means that tourists are attracted to the town to see its Benedictine priory. The burial site of the Dukes of Bourbon, the priory is set in beautiful wooded grounds. There are other notable buildings too, such as the Church of Saint Martin (a classified historical monument) and the Maison de Voutes. The town also bears witness to its mediaeval heritage with some lovely half-timbered houses.

Shops and amenities in Souvigny

Souvigny is pretty well equipped for a small town. It's got shops and restaurants, and also has festivals and fairs throughout the year. If you are moving full-time to live in Souvigny and have small children, it's also good to know that the town has a choice of primary schools.

Activities found in the area

There's no shortage of things to do in and around Souvigny. Take a walk in the stunning Forest of Tronçais, or visit the National Theatrical Costume Centre for a different sort of day out. The volcanic region of the Puy de Dôme is fantastic for hiking, or there's the Sioule Gorge for canoeing and kayaking.

Discover historical Moulins and charming Herisson

Places to put on the itinerary for day trips in this area include the gorgeous historical town of Moulins. You can easily spend a day enjoying the twisting mediaeval streets, the half-timbered houses and many monuments and sights. Then how about a trip to the picturesque village of Herisson? It's set on a bend in the River Aumance, and is truly charming. Generally though, the towns and countryside of the area are full of great things to discover.

How to get there

There's quite a choice of airports to fly to that bring you within reach of Souvigny, though you will need to hire a car after that. You can choose from Tours, Limoges, St Etienne or Lyons. The TGV also runs to those cities. If you are driving, you can access Souvigny using a variety of roads, the nearest major roads being the N7 and N79.

Property prices and availability in and around Souvigny

Souvigny has some super bargains on the market in May of 2012. Prices start at just 59,400 Euros! Have a look for yourself, it could be next stop Souvigny!

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Souvigny AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Souvigny?

Souvigny is situated in the centre of France. It lies in the north of the Allier department.

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Population: 1,943

Access: By air: Fly to Saint Etienne, Lyon, Limoges or Tours. By rail: The TGV travels to all the above cities. By road: The town is found from the N7 or N79 motorways.

Economy: The economy today includes agriculture and commerce, but Souvigny was once a great centre for glassware.

Interesting fact: Souvigny's ties to Cluny make it a town of some religious importance.

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