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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Allier

Archignat - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Allier

Geographical information

Latitude46.3713000 (N 46° 22’ 17”)
Longitude2.4251190 (E 2° 25’ 30”)
AltitudeFrom 329m to 567m
Surface area24.35 km²
Population361 inhabitants
Density14 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMoulins (96 km, 1h21)
Insee code03005
IntercommunalityCC du Pays d'huriel
TerritoryAuvergne, Bourbonnais, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Huriel4.5 km (6 min)
Saint-Martinien6.9 km (11 min)
Chambérat7.4 km (11 min)
Treignat7.7 km (8 min)
Saint-Sauvier8 km (12 min)
Domérat9.7 km (12 min)
Lamaids9.7 km (13 min)
La Chapelaude11.3 km (13 min)
Mesples11.9 km (17 min)
Leyrat12 km (13 min)
Nouhant12.2 km (18 min)
Viplaix12.5 km (18 min)
Viersat13.6 km (19 min)
Quinssaines13.8 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Saint-Sulpice church: Sold to the Revolution as a national asset and become much dilapidated, it was restored by an architect Montluçon in 1876. Only the walls of the nave (Romanesque) and the base of the head (Merovingian) are retained. The lobby supports the platform with beautiful painted wooden pillars. The stained glass windows dating from the 19th century. On the north wall of the nave, is the will of Sir William lapidary of the Ages which refers to a gift in 1416 in order to say a Mass every week forever for the remission of their souls and those of their friends (ranked Subject History in 1918). The frame is shaped like inverted ship's hull, and the choir walls are covered with painted plaster and the sanctuary is decorated with magnificent trompe l'oeil.

Recreation area: The town of Archignat has a recreational area where you can find a mini-golf, a roller skating rink, a tray for sports, a petanque area, tennis court, table tennis tennis, a fitness trail, plus a pond for fishing.

Chapel Frontenat (twelfth century): Opposite the entrance of the chapel is a source of healing water. Originally dedicated to St. Anne, the fountain is topped by an ancient niche housing a representation of St. Peter that just down the statue and he soaked the feet so that "the sky opens its locks." According to legend, a lord was cured of colic by drinking the water and a pilgrimage lasted until recently. During the war 100 years Frontenat cantonment is strategic and the English who captured the castle of Maussat (Huriel).

Site-Jarge Frontenat: There are many on this site remains Celtic and Gallo-Roman (remains of dolmens, stone carved urn ...). Highest point in Canton (572 m), an optical cable is installed from the 19th century until 1970.

Cross of Ages (late 15th century): The Cross of Ages (MH listed in 1969) is an ordeal granite located on an old ridge path that would have been taken by the military maneuver. St. Andrew is represented on the polygonal drum. The cross is double sided: Christ is road side and opposite a Virgin and Child.


Nave of the church of Saint-Sulpice
Nave of the church of Saint-Sulpice
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Testament lapidary Sir William of the Ages
Testament lapidary Sir William of the Ages
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Chapel Frontenat
Chapel Frontenat
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The Source
The Source
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Cross of Ages
Cross of Ages
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Friday 20 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 18°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 7°C - Max. 12°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Mountain bike ride on marked trails
Sports sensations347 € Guéret (48 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Voueize Gorges
HikeEasy2h00Chambon-sur-Voueize (20 km)
Tour of Hérisson’s medieval town
Village visitEasy1h00Hérisson (27 km)
Lamy Wood Circuit
HikeEasy3h00Moutier-Malcard (37 km)
Around the lake
Village visitEasy1h00Servant (46 km)
Château Rocher
HikeIntermediate1h30Saint-Rémy-de-Blot (51 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals


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