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Cusset

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Cusset - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Allier
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityCusset
Postcode03300
Tourism label
Latitude46.1319620 (N 46° 7’ 55”)
Longitude3.4565000 (E 3° 27’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 255m to 483m
Surface area31.93 km²
Population14061 inhabitants
Density440 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMoulins (63 km, 1h04)
Insee code03095
IntercommunalityCA Vichy Val d'Allier
DepartmentAllier
RegionAuvergne

Nearest cities & towns

Vichy3 km (8 min)
Le Vernet3.7 km (7 min)
Abrest4.5 km (8 min)
Creuzier-le-Vieux5 km (12 min)
Bellerive-sur-Allier5.7 km (12 min)
Creuzier-le-Neuf6.4 km (11 min)
Charmeil7.2 km (14 min)
Bost8.2 km (10 min)
Hauterive8.7 km (16 min)
Saint-Yorre9.4 km (16 min)
Saint-Germain-des-Fossés10.1 km (16 min)
Serbannes10.2 km (19 min)
Saint-Étienne-de-Vicq10.3 km (13 min)
Brugheas11.3 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Photos

Place Victor Hugo
Place Victor Hugo
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The Sichon bridge Mother
The Sichon bridge Mother
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Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin window Emile Thibaud (1863-1867), St. Anne and the Virgin
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin window Emile Thibaud (1863-1867), St. Anne and the Virgin
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Old prison tower fortifications (XV century) which houses Today the museum
Old prison tower fortifications (XV century) which houses Today the museum
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Boulevard du Général de Gaulle
Boulevard du Général de Gaulle
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Market Street in Wheat
Market Street in Wheat
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Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, the steeple of the church of Saint-Saturnin
Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, the steeple of the church of Saint-Saturnin
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City
City
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House timbered - Tourist Office
House timbered - Tourist Office
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Rue de la Constitution
Rue de la Constitution
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Turret Renaissance St. Saturnin Arloing
Turret Renaissance St. Saturnin Arloing
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Place Victor Hugo
Place Victor Hugo
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Place Victor Hugo
Place Victor Hugo
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Contract covered in the former cloister of the abbey
Contract covered in the former cloister of the abbey
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Covered Market
Covered Market
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Old prison tower fortifications
Old prison tower fortifications
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Gate of the old tower fortification: coat of arms kings of France surrounded the collar of the Order of Saint-Michel
Gate of the old tower fortification: coat of arms kings of France surrounded the collar of the Order of Saint-Michel
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The Sichon
The Sichon
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The Sichon
The Sichon
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Fountain Place Louis Blanc
Fountain Place Louis Blanc
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City Hall in the former abbey
City Hall in the former abbey
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City Hall in the former abbey
City Hall in the former abbey
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City Hall installed in the former abbey
City Hall installed in the former abbey
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Église Saint-Saturnin (1857-1867)
Église Saint-Saturnin (1857-1867)
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Église Saint-Saturnin
Église Saint-Saturnin
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Église Saint-Saturnin
Église Saint-Saturnin
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Église Saint-Saturnin
Église Saint-Saturnin
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Église Saint-Saturnin - Detail of portal
Église Saint-Saturnin - Detail of portal
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Église Saint-Saturnin
Église Saint-Saturnin
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Inside the church Saint-Saturnin: the nave
Inside the church Saint-Saturnin: the nave
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Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin aisle west
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin aisle west
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Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: low-side
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: low-side
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Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: Cross Mission
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: Cross Mission
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Inside the church of Saint-Saturnin: the Lourdes Grotto
Inside the church of Saint-Saturnin: the Lourdes Grotto
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Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin Saint Joseph Chapel
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin Saint Joseph Chapel
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Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin choir
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin choir
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Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin the nave
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin the nave
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Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: the axial chapel
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: the axial chapel
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Cross the old cemetery
Cross the old cemetery
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War Memorial of World War II directed by Robert Mermet
War Memorial of World War II directed by Robert Mermet
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Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: Emile window Thibaud (1863-1867), St. Fiacre
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: Emile window Thibaud (1863-1867), St. Fiacre
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Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin window Emile Thibaud (1863-1867), St. Catherine
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin window Emile Thibaud (1863-1867), St. Catherine
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Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin window Emile Thibaud (1863 - 1867), St. Alexis
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin window Emile Thibaud (1863 - 1867), St. Alexis
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Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: angel ambulatory
Interior of the church Saint-Saturnin: angel ambulatory
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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

Monday 31 august
Min. 16°C - Max. 32°C
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Tuesday 1 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 19°C
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Wednesday 2 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Whitewater rafting on the Allier
Sports sensations20 € Vichy (2.4 km)
Knife-making workshop tour
CraftsFreeThiers (31 km)
Visit to a knife-maker’s workshop
CraftsFreeArconsat (35 km)
Guided tours and sightseeing in Auvergne
Culture and education80 € Châtel-Guyon (38 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around the lake
Village visitEasy1h00Servant (41 km)
Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marcigny (48 km)
Villages of the Côte Roannaise
Car itineraryEasy4h00Cordelle (51 km)
Rilly Castle Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Cordelle (51 km)
Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice, Pêt d'Âne and La Roche Castle
Car itineraryEasy5h00Cordelle (51 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels