If the territory must first renowned for its famous truisms born the 18th century, from ancient times, Lapalisse was described as "Nostable crossing in Bourbonnais," because it bordered the old Roman road from Paris to Lyon. This country is both door Auvergne and Roanne, the boundary between Pays d'Oc and the country of Oil. Well connected with the North and South by the legendary Route Blue sung by Charles Trenet, making dual carriageway bypass of the RN 7 and the future establishment of the A89 Bordeaux-Strasbourg link, establish its role as a crossroads , instead of privileged stage.
Located between the plains of Sologne Bourbonnaise and Highlands Mountain Bourbonnaise Lapalisse the country has a quality natural environment of woods and meadows preserved and green, varied terrain with numerous creeks and rivers, a large forest estate ... Besbre, 80 km long, crosses the country from south to north Lapalisse drains and many rivers, mainly on its right bank (Barbenan, Andan Little Teche ..). It rises in the Black Wood at the foot of Montoncel and flows into the Loire south of Bourbon-Lancy. Widening from Lapalisse, she adopts a more regular layout. Valley Besbre has distinction of having a variety of castles (which can not be visited all but valid for most to be approached).
The Country of Lapalisse has a historical and cultural heritage is particularly rich as shown by the presence of many bridges, towers, farms and castles. His craftsmanship is highly diversified (Oil Mill, Milling, Dried Flowers, Art Knives, Art Brut, products ...), as the range of leisure and small shops and services. The Country of Lapalisse includes the following fourteen municipalities: Andelaroche, Barrais-Bussolles, Bert, Billezois, Droiturier, Isserpent, Lapalisse, Breuil, Perigny, Saint Kitts, Saint-Etienne-de-Vicq, St. Pierre Laval, Saint -Price and Servilly.
Lapalisse, two labels at your service: "More beautiful detours of France" and "Village Stage".
Church of Saint John the Baptist (late nineteenth century): Romanesque Revival church.
Castle Palice (twelfth-fifteenth and sixteenth centuries):
The many changes over the centuries. Feudal residence. 1470: Flamboyant Gothic chapel. 1510-1520: Renaissance. 19th: construction of the Gothic porch. Ceiling gilded salon: a Renaissance style, this limit is considered unique in Europe (with diamond-shaped boxes). The common (XVII): the building of a style characteristic Bourbonnais has in its structure a large part in cock upside down boat. Puzzle game of the castle (for under 13).
Open daily from 9am to 12pm and from 14h to 18h from April 1 to November 1.
Information on +33 4 70 99 37 58.
The Public Garden: This garden of more than 3 ha, dominated by the castle of Palice, was designed and built in 1936 by landscape architect and horticultural engineer Laurent Faure. The park plan is built around a kiosk radiation paths. It consists of a French garden and an English garden, separated by cascading pools. The whole is bordered by a row of trees along the river. He has over 95 species (including the pin oak, a soap maker, a tulip tree ...). Collections of peonies. Garden classified as "gardens of the Massif Central".
Museum of Art in March:
The Museum of Art Walk is a unique area in Europe located in a former industrial wasteland of 2600m ², it has rotated more than 350 works by 150 artists (painters, sculptors, visual artists) outsized, French and foreign. We can go back indefinitely, it is always a delight. This space is devoted entirely to contemporary art, presenting a large collection of works of "art brut" and others.
Open daily from 10am to 12pm and 14pm to 18pm. Sunday and public holidays from 14h to 18h and by appointment.
Information on +33 4 70 99 21 78 - Email: Luis.Marcel @ Art-in-marche.fr
Character houses private - not open to visitors:
Farm - Mollie (Middle Ages): this farm located 200 m south of fad, the Middle Ages was a fortified house.
Well Auberge de l'Image (XV): This house has a spiral staircase in stone. The entrance passage, once paved, concreted now. Situated on the ancient route between Paris and Lyon which skirted the castle, this house was for centuries a hostel for people passing through. This activity ceases late nineteenth. (ISMH).
Half-timbered house (Trade Street): 15th: rectangular house with cantilevered floor on pieces of wooden cross of St. Andrew, and a high gable roof is steep.
Grange Barn - the lees: XVIII-XIX: building on a domain with an old castle, the castle has disappeared but the farm remains.
Old mill (mill marine): late eighteenth and early nineteenth: this impressive mill is long processing local grain, which supplies Lapalisse. It is fed by a mill pond with water from the nearby Besbre. For some strange reason they stop working in the first half of the twentieth.
The Grenette (1837): built as a granary.
Guided Tour of Lapalisse:
The historical past of the city proves to be rich in anecdotes including streets, alleys and sometimes unexpected places, bear the memory. With good humor, share a friendly moment of relaxation and discovery in the company of an officer of the animation Tourist Office.
Start at the Tourist Office.
Tel. : +33 4 70 99 08 39. Groups all year by appointment.
All year round:
Art Exhibitions, Exhibitions Hall of the Tourist Office.
Visits and Internships Arts Museum of Art in March.
Stages theater, song and dance organized by the Community of Municipalities.
Stories, activities and events around books and reading in the library.
Guided tours of the castle stating the obvious (April-October) and occasional entertainment.
Guided tours of the city of Lapalisse by appointment for groups.
February: Singing Contest - French song interpretation.
June: Festival of Fishing.
Friday evening from July 15 to August 15: Guided theater.
July: Festival of Words and truisms - The Garden of Artists - Kids Semi Sports Night.
August: Boogie: European Centre for Free Fall.
October: Bottling of 50-60 years on the N7.
November: The March of Truths - The Zoreille (aimed at 13-25 years)
Monthly exhibitions of art (painting, sculpture, modeling ...) at the Tourist Office: Information on 04 70 99 August 39.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
The Heritage Country Lapalisse which includes the following fourteen municipalities: Andelaroche, Barrais-Bussolles, Bert, Billezois, Droiturier, Isserpent, Lapalisse, Breuil, Perigny, Saint Kitts, Saint-Etienne-de-Vicq, St. Peter Laval, Saint-Prix and Servilly.
Hiking, biking and equestrian. IGN is a sale at the Tourist Office. Discover the 37 hiking trails in all 14 municipalities of the Community of Municipalities. Equestrian recreational opportunities in the municipalities of Lapalisse, Breuil, St. Pierre Laval.
Nature trail: a circular tour of the Domaine de la Chaize at Breuil allowing you to discover the scents of the region and bird watching.
Tennis in the villages of Bert, Isserpent, Lapalisse and Saint-Prix.
A Bert, mini-golf course, with close to other leisure facilities: swimming pool, lake (fishing), mountain biking, max chess and checkers, table tennis, swings. Community Pool: pool discovered and conditioning. Baywatch open from July to August from 13.30 to 18.30. Closed Tuesdays. Fishing: lake of the Great Ouche pond fishing partially shaded the first category: Federal maps, daily, holidays ... open the weekend of the opening to the closure of the fishery.
A-Lapalisse Perigny Aeroclub, European Center Skydiving.