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".