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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Archignat
Insee code03005
AltitudeFrom 329 to 567 meters
Surface24.35 km²
Population364 inhabitants
Density14 inhabitants/km²


Chief townMoulins (at 96 km, 81 min)Huriel at 4.5 km (6 min)
DepartmentAllierSaint-Martinien at 6.9 km (11 min)
RegionAuvergneSearch another town


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Saint-Sulpice church: Sold to the Revolution as a national asset and become much dilapidated, it was restored by an architect Montluçon in 1876. Only the walls of the nave (Romanesque) and the base of the head (Merovingian) are retained. The lobby supports the platform with beautiful painted wooden pillars. The stained glass windows dating from the 19th century. On the north wall of the nave, is the will of Sir William lapidary of the Ages which refers to a gift in 1416 in order to say a Mass every week forever for the remission of their souls and those of their friends (ranked Subject History in 1918). The frame is shaped like inverted ship's hull, and the choir walls are covered with painted plaster and the sanctuary is decorated with magnificent trompe l'oeil.

Recreation area: The town of Archignat has a recreational area where you can find a mini-golf, a roller skating rink, a tray for sports, a petanque area, tennis court, table tennis tennis, a fitness trail, plus a pond for fishing.

Chapel Frontenat (twelfth century): Opposite the entrance of the chapel is a source of healing water. Originally dedicated to St. Anne, the fountain is topped by an ancient niche housing a representation of St. Peter that just down the statue and he soaked the feet so that "the sky opens its locks." According to legend, a lord was cured of colic by drinking the water and a pilgrimage lasted until recently. During the war 100 years Frontenat cantonment is strategic and the English who captured the castle of Maussat (Huriel).

Site-Jarge Frontenat: There are many on this site remains Celtic and Gallo-Roman (remains of dolmens, stone carved urn ...). Highest point in Canton (572 m), an optical cable is installed from the 19th century until 1970.

Cross of Ages (late 15th century): The Cross of Ages (MH listed in 1969) is an ordeal granite located on an old ridge path that would have been taken by the military maneuver. St. Andrew is represented on the polygonal drum. The cross is double sided: Christ is road side and opposite a Virgin and Child.


Nave of the church of Saint-SulpiceNave of the church of Saint-Sulpice
Testament lapidary Sir William of the AgesTestament lapidary Sir William of the Ages
Chapel FrontenatChapel Frontenat
The SourceThe Source
Cross of AgesCross of Ages


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Wednesday 26 November
Min. 10°C - Max. 15°C
Thursday 27 November
Min. 10°C - Max. 14°C
Friday 28 November
Min. 13°C - Max. 16°C


French cuisine restaurantGrenier à Sel  
The Grenier à Sel is in line with the medieval city of Montlucon both chic and traditional. Having the appearance of a mansion of the fifteenth century, this restaurant welcomes you...
Located 14.3 km from Archignat49 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Montluçon Saint-Victor  
IN MOP - Discover the Auvergne anyone? Above all, treat yourself to a delicious meal at the restaurant Campanile Montlucon Saint-Victor! Not far from the highway, we revel in buffets...
Located 14.8 km from Archignat19 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsLes Maîtres Sonneurs    
Whether for a stopover on a driving holiday or a trip to the country of George Sand, you will enjoy our guest rooms in a farmhouse from the 19th. Hosts'table, natural or organic products,...
Located 4 km from ArchignatFrom 49 € to 79 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLes Malvaux    
In a rural setting, in the center of France at 10 km Montluçon near the village of La Chapelaude to the floor of a renovated barn, near the family home, 4 bedrooms for 12 persons each...
Located 8.3 km from Archignat55 € the double room 
Castle with 6 bedroomsChâteau de Peufeuilhoux    
Opened in October 2013. On a rocky outcrop along the Tronçais, this magnificent castle of the sixteenth - nineteenth with its 71 rooms offers five luxurious guest rooms with suite in...
Located 25 km from ArchignatFrom 95 € to 155 € the double room 

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Farm for 20 personsBonneblond   NEW
In the center of France, is 'Bonn Blonde ', a charming property of 87 hectares, including a private bar, private swimming lake. Bonn Blonde is ideal for 20 people or less, but can also...
Located 14 km from Archignat 
House for 6 personsMaison de campagne en terre Bourbonnaise   NEW
Bourbonnais house with courtyard, classified 3 stars. Building renovated in 1800. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry. 2/ 6 people. Doors Montlucon and...
Located 14.5 km from ArchignatFrom 280 € to 450 € per week 
House for 6 personsLa Petite Maison
Vacation rental Terjat, 20 km south of Montlucon, in the Auvergne. Layout: living room, kitchen and three bedrooms. Garden with large trampoline, good to play or relax. Environment...
Located 24 km from ArchignatFrom 350 € to 450 € per week 

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ACE Hôtel Montluçon - Hotel in ArchignatACE Hôtel Montluçon  
Located in Saint-Victor, ACE Hôtel Montluçon is a non-smoking hotel 10 minutes’ drive from the medieval city of Montluçon. Free Wi-Fi access is available and the Loue Aquatic Centre...
Located 12.6 km from ArchignatRoom from 39 €
ibis budget Montluçon - Hotel in Archignatibis budget Montluçon     
Ibis budget Montluçon is located in Saint Victor, 1 km from Montluçon and its train station. It offers air-conditioned and soundproofed rooms and free Wi-Fi access. The rooms in this...
Located 12.6 km from ArchignatRoom from 42 €
Hotel De La Gare - Hotel in ArchignatHotel De La Gare    
Located next to Montluçon SNCF Train Station, Hotel de la Gare is in the town centre and less than 1 km from the Athanor Conference Centre. It offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi access...
Located 13.7 km from ArchignatRoom from 29 €

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Vichy Spa Hôtel Les Celestins
Vichy Spa Hôtel Les Célestins is located in the historic Napoléon III Park, in a charming Belle Epoque spa town. It offers 5-star service and facilities....
Vichy Spa Hôtel Les Celestins
Vichy Spa Hôtel Les Célestins is located in the historic Napoléon III Park, in a charming Belle Epoque spa town. It offers...
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