Cusset

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TownCusset
Insee code03095
Postcode03300
Latitude46.1319620
Longitude3.4565000
AltitudeFrom 255 to 483 meters
Surface31.93 km²
Population14083 inhabitants
Density441 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelVichy at 3 km (8 min)
Chief townMoulins (at 63 km, 64 min)Le Vernet at 3.7 km (7 min)
DepartmentAllierAbrest at 4.5 km (8 min)
RegionAuvergneSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Cusset is the 4th largest city in the department of Allier. It is part of the metropolitan area of ​​Vichy Val d'Allier (VVA). The municipality covers 3,172 hectares and has a little over 14,000 inhabitants. Located 274 m above sea level at the confluence of Sichon and Jolan, it is nestled in lush hills: the Puy de la Garde, the Côte des Justices, Green Mountain, Mount Beton.

Archaeological evidence attest a Roman presence.

In 886, was founded a Benedictine abbey, whose abbess had functions lord, collecting taxes and dispensing justice.

Cusset became in 1184 "Royal City" and from 1318 it is part of "Best Cities Auvergne".

From 1476 to 1483, Louis 11th rebuilt the fortifications; the city is surrounded by ramparts punctuated by towers and gates.

Cusset is the largest city in the region, the seat of the court, instead of lively fairs. The long reach of many mills are in operation. This prosperity lasted until the mid 18th century.

In the 1840s, sources are drilled Cusset. A spa opened in 1853, but the fire in the adjoining hotel is fatal to the development of cures. Plants become established, including spinning that makes the famous "Vichy" cotton plaid pink and white.

Since 1960, a major urban renewal is conducted.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Cusset Museum is housed in the only tower of the fortifications of Louis 11th still standing. This is a site museum with through objects, tables, changes in town planning. The visit is coupled to that of the "underground" buried remains today of the ancient gates giving access to the fortress.
  • Courses surround the town on the site of ancient ditches bordering the fortifications; planted in the 19th century, they are currently undergoing renovations.
  • Medieval houses still dot the city center: half-timbered house (hosting the Tourist Office), former bailiwick, mansion Jehan de La Borderie (today music school), houses of the Place Victor Hugo ...
  • The town hall is located in the former abbey which retains its 17th century facade.
  • The Church of St. Saturninus was rebuilt from 1857 to 1867 in terms of the Parisian architect Jean-Baptiste Lassus, in a neo-gothic style.
  • The park offers beautiful walks Chambon; pavilions sources are visible.
  • Athletes have access to a pool and 4 stages to play rugby, football, tennis, skating, athletics, basketball, volleyball, cycling, ball sports.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Cusset
Performance hallsTheatre of Cusset

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The market runs the Lafayette every Saturday morning classes, and the fair on the first Saturday of each month.
  • An antiques fair and a garage sale takes place in July.
  • In July and August takes place the festival "Night Court"; performances are given in the museum courtyard on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • The first weekend in December takes place the Christmas Market.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Several hiking trails depart from Cusset to go roam the surrounding countryside: Chassignol the Jonchere the Reposeau, Justices.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Whitewater rafting on the AllierSports sensations20 €Vichy (2.4 km)
Carriage ride in Livradois-ForezNature and the outdoorsFrom 180 € to 250 €Ris (15.4 km)
Sweet cake workshopEntertainment10 €Gannat (20 km)
Visit La Mothe CastleCulture and educationFrom 4 € to 50 €Vicq (25 km)

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PHOTOS

Place Victor HugoPlace Victor Hugo
 
The Sichon bridge MotherThe Sichon bridge Mother
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin window Emile Thibaud (1863-1867), St. Anne and the VirginInterior of the church Saint-Saturnin window Emile Thibaud (1863-1867), St. Anne and the Virgin
 
Old prison tower fortifications (XV century) which houses Today the museumOld prison tower fortifications (XV century) which houses Today the museum
Boulevard du Général de GaulleBoulevard du Général de Gaulle
 
Market Street in WheatMarket Street in Wheat
Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, the steeple of the church of Saint-SaturninBoulevard du Général de Gaulle, the steeple of the church of Saint-Saturnin
 
CityCity
House timbered - Tourist OfficeHouse timbered - Tourist Office
 
Rue de la ConstitutionRue de la Constitution
Turret Renaissance St. Saturnin ArloingTurret Renaissance St. Saturnin Arloing
 
Place Victor HugoPlace Victor Hugo
Place Victor HugoPlace Victor Hugo
 
Contract covered in the former cloister of the abbeyContract covered in the former cloister of the abbey
Covered MarketCovered Market
 
Old prison tower fortificationsOld prison tower fortifications
Gate of the old tower fortification: coat of arms kings of France surrounded the collar of the Order of Saint-MichelGate of the old tower fortification: coat of arms kings of France surrounded the collar of the Order of Saint-Michel
 
The SichonThe Sichon
The SichonThe Sichon
 
Fountain Place Louis BlancFountain Place Louis Blanc
City Hall in the former abbeyCity Hall in the former abbey
 
City Hall in the former abbeyCity Hall in the former abbey
City Hall installed in the former abbeyCity Hall installed in the former abbey
 
Église Saint-Saturnin (1857-1867)Église Saint-Saturnin (1857-1867)
Église Saint-SaturninÉglise Saint-Saturnin
 
Église Saint-SaturninÉglise Saint-Saturnin
Église Saint-SaturninÉglise Saint-Saturnin
 
Église Saint-Saturnin - Detail of portalÉglise Saint-Saturnin - Detail of portal
Église Saint-SaturninÉglise Saint-Saturnin
 
Inside the church Saint-Saturnin: the naveInside the church Saint-Saturnin: the nave
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin aisle westInterior of the church Saint-Saturnin aisle west
 
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: low-sideInterior of the church Saint-Saturnin: low-side
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: Cross MissionInterior of the church Saint-Saturnin: Cross Mission
 
Inside the church of Saint-Saturnin: the Lourdes GrottoInside the church of Saint-Saturnin: the Lourdes Grotto
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin Saint Joseph ChapelInterior of the church Saint-Saturnin Saint Joseph Chapel
 
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin choirInterior of the church Saint-Saturnin choir
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin the naveInterior of the church Saint-Saturnin the nave
 
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: the axial chapelInterior of the church Saint-Saturnin: the axial chapel
Cross the old cemeteryCross the old cemetery
 
War Memorial of World War II directed by Robert MermetWar Memorial of World War II directed by Robert Mermet
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: Emile window Thibaud (1863-1867), St. FiacreInterior of the church Saint-Saturnin: Emile window Thibaud (1863-1867), St. Fiacre
 
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin window Emile Thibaud (1863-1867), St. CatherineInterior of the church Saint-Saturnin window Emile Thibaud (1863-1867), St. Catherine
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin window Emile Thibaud (1863 - 1867), St. AlexisInterior of the church Saint-Saturnin window Emile Thibaud (1863 - 1867), St. Alexis
 
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: angel ambulatoryInterior of the church Saint-Saturnin: angel ambulatory
Place Victor Hugo, detail of the old house of canons (fifteenth century)Place Victor Hugo, detail of the old house of canons (fifteenth century)
  

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WEATHER

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RESTAURANTS

 
Italian restaurantRestaurant Italien l'Etna  
8.9
Vichy
Chef, Giuseppe Di Bella (Maitre Restaurateur de France), has worked nearly 30 years in this set in the center of the beautiful spa town of Vichy. Passionate, you will discover modern...
Located 2.2 km from Cusset33 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantÔ fil de l'Ô  
8.1
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Bellerive-sur-Allier
This restaurant is open all year waterfront side Bellerive-sur-Allier. The concept is original as well as a varied menu, O Fil de l'O offers a lounge atmosphere and also a bar atmosphere...
Located 2.7 km from Cusset27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Table d'Antoine  
9.4
Vichy
SAFE VALUE - But where can be found the gourmet Vichy? The restaurant La Table d'Antoine course! At the heart of the old town, sit in a setting strand design to discover the traveler...
Located 2.8 km from Cusset45 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 5 bedroomsMoulin saint-jean    
9.2
Cusset
In a privileged and classified, green area along the river, come to discover this former mill eighteenth century function with its fleet of 1.5 hectares, swimming pool, private fis...
Located in Cusset85 € the double room 
Castle with 5 bedroomsChateau de gerbe    
8.8
Saint-Rémy-en-Rollat
5 guest rooms decorated in a charming little castle bourbon birth of the 16th and 19th century, 9 km from Vichy, located in the countryside in the heart of a bird sanctuary and 300...
Located 9.3 km from CussetFrom 89 € to 124 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsPrépanier 3 épis gîte de France    
8.3
Espinasse-Vozelle
In the countryside, between Auvergne and Bourbonnais, we renovated the second floor of the old house, independent of the owners of three very different styles of rooms. Decorated in...
Located 10.6 km from CussetFrom 60 € to 65 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 6 personsGite auvergne allier handicapé Bébé   NEW
Saint-Pont
Lodging 3 ears, 6 people, wheelchair access, baby equipment. On a large green space made private; old renovated barn, decorated in a modern atmosphere. Ground floor : large living room...
Located 13.2 km from CussetFrom 285 € to 455 € per week 
House for 5 personsGîte aux Tourterelles  
9.6
Randan
Nice house surrounded by greenery with a beautiful view on the chain of domes. This cottage is located close to the Royal Domain Randan and nearby hiking trails. Plus: bikes are available...
Located 15.1 km from CussetFrom 280 € to 470 € per week 
Castle for 10 personsChateau Arfeuilles
Arfeuilles
Welcome to Château Arfeuilles! Having a good meal and a good glass of wine, enjoying the regional delicacies, poodle in the swimming pool, wine and dine. With the sound of crickets...
Located 21 km from CussetFrom 1450 € to 1850 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
74 places over 2 haBeau rivage sur les Berges de l'Allier    
9.2
Bellerive-sur-Allier
Beau Rivage: At the gates of Auvergne, 80 shaded and bounded along the Allier River in a unique setting overlooking the gardens of Vichy, 3 minutes from downtown. Mobile home Riviera...
Located 2.7 km from CussetFrom 14.20 € to 19 € per day 
89 places over 2,7 haCamping de la croix st Martin (Vichy)    
8.6
Abrest
Family campsite, open from 10 April to 10 October, located in a quiet and green along the river Allier, Vichy and the doors close to the mountain Bourbonnais. Relaxing and spacious....
Located 3.2 km from Cusset 

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HOTELS

Hotel Chambord - Hotel in CussetHotel Chambord     
8.5
Vichy
Set in the heart of Vichy, Hotel Chambord offers a warm and friendly welcome in a hotel run by the same family for the past 70 years. The hotel offers comfortable rooms decorated with...
Located 2.2 km from CussetRoom from 51 €
Ariane - Hotel in CussetAriane     
7.8
Vichy
Ariane is ideally located in the centre of Vichy, just a 5-minute walk from the train station, shops, casino, cinemas and thermal spas. It is situated in a manicured verdant area full...
Located 2.5 km from CussetRoom from 42 €
Hôtel De Naples - Hotel in CussetHôtel De Naples     
8.4
Vichy
Hotel de Naples is located in the heart of Vichy. It has rooms with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and a balcony overlooking the street. The hotel also offers covered private parking. A continental...
Located 2.5 km from CussetRoom from 51 €

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Résidence de l'Europe
Located in the heart of Vichy, Résidence de l'Europe offers self-catering accommodation in a property featuring a garden, a terrace and a restaurant. Vichy’s...
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