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Insee code03228
AltitudeFrom 257 to 400 meters
Surface12.83 km²
Population53 inhabitants
Density4 inhabitants/km²


Chief townMoulins (at 106 km, 89 min)Viplaix at 4.2 km (7 min)
DepartmentAllierSaint-Désiré at 6.3 km (11 min)
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Formerly called The Chapellet (parish founded in 1095), the town of Saint-Éloy-d'Allier was born in 1901. The hamlet of Sain Eloi developed in the late 19th century with the construction of the church, the town hall and school. Following a request of the General Council, the City Council deliberates to accept the change of name and location as Saint Eloy is geographically more central than the Rosary.

A stone emblazoned limestone, fly to Verval recently, was adorned with a crown at 3 Besons recalling the presence of a hospital dedicated to Saint John of Jerusalem as the priory and the chapel of La Roche.


Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart: destroyed during the Revolution, the present church was rebuilt in 1896. Cruciform in plan, it includes two bays, a transept slightly protruding, a semicircular apse and a small square tower facade topped by an octagonal spire. The windows date from 1896. The furniture was bought in 1899 but several are preserved polychrome statues including a Virgin and Child undressed, which is pretty rare.

Château de la Roche Guillebaud: This castle stands its romantic ruins on the border of the Allier. The tower is now surrounded by water since the water level of Sidiailles in the Cher. The living in this castle is austere. Covering an area of ​​6,600 m², it is strengthened at the top of a rock but paradoxically at the bottom of a ravion. Thus, it does not have a defensive and offensive situation but its construction is adapted to the techniques of siege. Several successive barriers therefore have no fallback to the attackers as possible. To attack this tiny castle, a huge logistical and costly in manpower and equipment is necessary. The fortress is still inhabited in 1482. She is abandoned after the religious wars in 1618 and stripped of all doors, windows, interior .... All that remains is that the walls in 1780. From an underground natural cavity into a dark Boussac. At the bottom of the castle turned a mill and a tradition that there were seven chapels around La Roche Guillebaud. George Sand did not remain indifferent to the dark beauty of the ruins described in 1837 in "Mauprat".

Malvaux Castle (private property): Built probably in place of an older building, the castle now has a high tower with battlements and round a corner tower dating from around 1830.


Château de La Roche GuillebaudChâteau de La Roche Guillebaud
Castle MalvauxCastle Malvaux
Pierre emblazoned limestonePierre emblazoned limestone
Virgin and Child strippedVirgin and Child stripped


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Friday 19 December
Min. 12°C - Max. 14°C
Saturday 20 December
Min. 6°C - Max. 7°C
Sunday 21 December
Min. -1°C - Max. 7°C


French cuisine restaurantLa Goutte Noire  
CHÂTEAUMEILLANT - C’est le couple Boudeau qui vous accueille dans l’hôtel-restaurant La Goutte Noire, dans la ville de Châteaumeillant, dans le Cher. Deux salles à la décoration soignée...
Located 14.9 km from Saint-Éloy-d'Allier12 € per person 

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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 14.6 km from Saint-Éloy-d'Allier55 € the double room 
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 16.1 km from Saint-Éloy-d'AllierFrom 49 € to 79 € 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 22 km from Saint-Éloy-d'AllierFrom 95 € to 155 € the double room 

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Farm for 20 personsBonneblond
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 5.7 km from Saint-Éloy-d'Allier 
House for 6 personsMaison de campagne en terre Bourbonnaise
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 27 km from Saint-Éloy-d'AllierFrom 280 € to 450 € per week 

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Domaine Maevag - Hotel in Saint-Éloy-d'AllierDomaine Maevag     
Located in Chazemais at the exact centre point of France, Domaine Maevag offers an outdoor swimming pool, table tennis, pétanque facilities and bicycle rental. Montluçon is only a 30-minute...
Located 12.4 km from Saint-Éloy-d'Allier
Auberge Magnette - Hotel in Saint-Éloy-d'AllierAuberge Magnette 
Featuring a restaurant and free use of bikes, Auberge Magnette is a hotel located in Audes, next to Canal de Berry and the Canal Museum. The Golf de Nassigny is a 5-minute drive away...
Located 19.1 km from Saint-Éloy-d'AllierRoom from 59 €
ACE Hôtel Montluçon - Hotel in Saint-Éloy-d'AllierACE 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 22 km from Saint-Éloy-d'AllierRoom from 41 €

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Campanile Moulins Avermes
Our modern hotel offers all travellers excellent value and convenience, along with a warm welcome as this is a private residence with a homely atmosphere....
Inter-Hotel De la Plage
Ideally located near the beautiful Lake Allier, 500 metres from the centre of Vichy, this hotel offers comfortable rooms...
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