Away from major roads, south of Burgundy, a region Brionnais remains too little known. Its discovery is often a favorite and insiders have to constantly attend and make known the priceless architectural treasure religious Roman peppering its landscape of lush farmland. Like this geographical region to which it belongs, Chauffailles is a bit away from major centers (Roanne 35 km - 60 km Macon - Lyon 80 km) but is one of those endearing small towns to which one likes to return .
To visit the museum of weaving that will make you discover or rediscover looms like the loom or loom. You will also be presented for a variety of machine reeling, canetage or warping. So many treasures that bear witness to a glorious past related to the textile industry.
Local history has retained the lordship of Chauffailles was in the possession of the family of Amanzé, which remains the current castle, built in the 15th century (after the damage of the Revolution, he came to us with an appearance of 19th century). Today it houses, in summer, exhibitions of paintings. Its two large round towers topped with conical roofs are part of the traditional stereotypes of the city especially since they give themselves reflections of water from the nearby pond to the delight of fishermen. This site also includes the sports park and invites us to pleasant walks chauffaillonnes.
The great privilege of Chauffailles is indeed constitute the best starting point for exploring a hilly, green and often wooded. Well-being, freshness and fullness are invariably at the rendezvous at the option of hiking trails well maintained and marked. Due to their different levels of difficulty, they serve as much to families as great sportsmen and can be performed on foot or by bike.
The outdoor swimming pool with paddling pool (free to campers), tennis courts, and the city center with its shops, its Friday morning market and cinema are nearby.
Chateauneuf village of antique shops. Antiquities have become the specialty of Chateauneuf, recognized "antique village. With its castle and Romanesque church, this village is one of the most charming places of Brionnais. A museum exhibition "Time Regained", housed in a former post of the 17th century, you relive the life of the ancestors of the territory. Open daily from 30 May to 30 September. The rest of the year, Saturday and Sunday from 14h30 to 19h and by appointment. Admission fee.
The Garden of Zephyrus to Anglure-sous-Dun: Private garden 1ha of great botanical diversity, which included 250 species of old roses and modern charms of many elements (pergolas, arbors ...). Open from May 20 to June 30 daily from 14:30 to 18:30. In July, August and September: weekends from 14:30 to 18:30. Enquiries +33 3 85 26 06 47.
The Jardingue, botanical garden located between Chauffailles and La Clayette. Open every day, especially on Sundays and holidays. Enquiries +33 3 85 26 05 87.
Dun Mountain: Mountain of 708 m above sea level, overlooking the valley Sornin. Site of an ancient fortified town, which has probably existed since the Gallic era until 1180, when it was demolished on the orders of King Philippe Auguste second. Only the chapel remains, ancient parish church, which was saved from ruin in the late 19th century by the Earl of Rambuteau. But the mountains of Dun houses many secrets yet. The people of Faillet ... The stone that turns ... And many other legends to be discovered!