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Ahun

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse

Ahun - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse
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On a plateau overlooking the valley of the Creuse, Ahun Acitodunum is the former Gallo-Roman. The medieval city will extend a little higher and be surrounded by walls, still partly visible. Ahun castellanies is one of seven of the Haute-Marche.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAhun
Postcode23150
Latitude46.0862180 (N 46° 5’ 10”)
Longitude2.0447520 (E 2° 2’ 41”)
AltitudeFrom 331m to 564m
Surface area33.74 km²
Population1766 inhabitants
Density52 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGuéret (19.4 km, 21 min)
Insee code23001
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Creuse - Thaurion - Gartempe
DepartmentCreuse
RegionLimousin

Nearest cities & towns

Moutier-d'Ahun2 km (5 min)
Lavaveix-les-Mines5.1 km (7 min)
Chamberaud5.6 km (9 min)
Sous-Parsat7.9 km (12 min)
Fransèches8.1 km (12 min)
Saint-Martial-le-Mont8.1 km (12 min)
Saint-Pardoux-les-Cards8.2 km (11 min)
Saint-Hilaire-la-Plaine9 km (9 min)
Le Donzeil9.4 km (13 min)
Saint-Sulpice-les-Champs10.9 km (17 min)
Mazeirat11 km (12 min)
La Saunière11.1 km (11 min)
Issoudun-Létrieix11.3 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

The crypt, Ahun first church was certainly in the Gallo-Roman period, a pagan temple whose columns were reused.

Near the altar, a shrine tomb housed the medieval remains of the local Saint Silvain.

The Romanesque church was built in the 13th century, above the crypt. The facade is classic, the nave was rebuilt in the eighteenth complement. The interior has been restored to the same. The Pietà (left chapel entering) the 16th is certainly one of the wonders of this building. The choir has typical baroque carvings seventeenth.

Stone garden: evocation of Jacques Lagrange and presentation of many Ahun remains.

In the village of Busseau sur Creuse, a large metal bridge type "Eiffel" through the valley of the Creuse.

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Wednesday market.

Guided tours on Tuesday mornings in the summer or all year round for groups by reservation.

Large flea market on August 15.

Party on August 16.

Fairs August 18 and December 1.

Exhibitions throughout the year at the Tourist Office.

Photos

Apse of the church Ahun
Apse of the church Ahun
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Garden Jacques Lagrange
Garden Jacques Lagrange
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! Castle Chantemille
! Castle Chantemille
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Viaduct Busseau sur Creuse
Viaduct Busseau sur Creuse
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Office of Tourism Ahun
Office of Tourism Ahun
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Lycée Agricole
Lycée Agricole
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The town of Ahun from above
The town of Ahun from above
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Weather

Thursday 30 july
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C
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Friday 31 july
Min. 10°C - Max. 21°C
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Saturday 1 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 25°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

8 km, the village of Sub-Parsat and especially the church in contemporary frescoes painted by Gabriel Chabrat.

A 6 km, the village stonemason, François Michaud, in which many naive sculptures were placed to mark places of life.

A 2 km, the village of Moutier-d'Ahun and former monastery, the choir is completely covered with baroque carvings.

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Verger Gorges
HikeEasy1h30Bourganeuf (27 km)
Voueize Gorges
HikeEasy2h00Chambon-sur-Voueize (32 km)
Lamy Wood Circuit
HikeEasy3h00Moutier-Malcard (35 km)
Vassivière Lake walk
HikeEasy7h00Beaumont-du-Lac (39 km)
The Three Spires
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Léger-la-Montagne (49 km)

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Hotels