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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 3.6 km
DepartmentAllierSidiailles at 3.7 km
RegionAuvergneSearch another town


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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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Thursday 17 April
Min. 0°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 18 April
Min. 4°C - Max. 16°C
Saturday 19 April
Min. 3°C - Max. 6°C


French cuisine restaurantLa Goutte Noire
Châteaumeillant - This is the torque Boudeau welcomes you in the hotel restaurant La Goutte Noire in the city of Châteaumeillant in Cher. Two rooms are tastefully decorated at your...
Located 14.9 km from Saint-Éloy-d'Allier32 € per person 

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Farm with 4 bedroomsLogis de Chezelles  
Old renovated barn with 4 rooms spacious and comfortable guest rooms and 2 apartments.
Located 4 km from Saint-Éloy-d'Allier45 € the double room 
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 

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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'AllierRoom from 35 €
Auberge Magnette - Hotel in Saint-Éloy-d'AllierAuberge Magnette 
Featuring a restaurant and free use of bikes, Auberge Magnette is located in Audes, near the Canal de Berry and the Canal Museum. The Golf de Nassigny is a 5-minute drive away and the...
Located 19.1 km from Saint-Éloy-d'AllierRoom from 59 €
ACE Hôtel Montluçon - Hotel in Saint-Éloy-d'AllierACE Hôtel Montluçon  
ACE Hôtel Montluçon is located in Saint-Victor. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen tv, air conditioning and cable channels. Featuring a shower,...
Located 22 km from Saint-Éloy-d'Allier

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Inter-Hotel De la Plage
Ideally located near the beautiful Lake Allier, 500 metres from the centre of Vichy, this hotel offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access....
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