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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse

Bourganeuf - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse

Overlooking the Taurion valley, the city of Bourganeuf, founded in the 12th century by the Knights Hospitaller of St. John of Jerusalem, offers visitors its medieval heritage.

Not to be missed: the three towers of the old castle, among which the Zizim tower, a high round tower built in the 15th century to accommodate the imprisoned Ottoman prince Djem, nicknamed Zizim. Open to visitors, this tower has a magnificent roof structure, and is home to objects from archaeological excavations.

Also to be visited is Saint-Jean church which was built, like the castle, by the Knights Hospitaller in the Middle Ages, and contains an old pipe organ that is a listed instrument.

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Bourganeuf is a city of character offering an exceptional life. The diversity of landscapes, rich heritage, unspoilt nature combine to create a relaxed lifestyle that tourists and newcomers particularly appreciate.

Paris 400 km - Limoges 50 km - Aubusson at 39 km - 30 km Gueret - Lake Vassivière 30 km - 46 km The Underground - Clermont-Ferrand 140 km - 100 km Tulle.

Cars with Limoges, Vieilleville, Gueret, Aubusson, fast connection to the Underground.

Bourganeuf, 1st City of Europe illuminated by electric power provided by the Cascade Jarrauds transport.

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Events and festivities

Jumble sale August 15.


Bourganeuf Castle in the Mist
Bourganeuf Castle in the Mist
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Bourganeuf, the church and the tower Zizim
Bourganeuf, the church and the tower Zizim
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The recumbent Cemetery Bourganeuf
The recumbent Cemetery Bourganeuf
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