Apremont-sur-Allier, Loire Valley: tourism & sightseeing
Visit Apremont-sur-Allier (Loire Valley, France)
Apremont, classified among the 'most beautiful villages in France' is found in the Cher department, 15 km south-west of Nevers and on the border with the Burgundy region. Historically a village of quarries it is from the local rock that the village is built - notably the cathedral at Orleans is built from the same local stone.
It was between the two world wars that Apremont started to appear as it now does, when two gentlemen of the village set to, removing all unattractive buildings, and constructing new houses in the traditional style.
The main reason that people visit Apremont-sur-Allier is for the attractive gardens, the 'Parc Floral', in the park of the Chateau d'Apremont.
In the gardens, that were only planted less than 20 years ago, follow the style of 18th century landscaped gardens. Streams flow past meadows, unusual trees cast their shade, and vaulted wisterias invite you to walk underneath. It is an attractive garden to relax in, to cross the Pagoda bridge, and visit the belvedere that overlooks the village.
There is also a museum in the stables of the chateau which contains various carefully restored horse-drawn carriages.
The village itself, on the Allier River and overlooked by the chateau is very pretty and we can only admire the work of those responsible for the rebuilding of the village - it is easy to forget that many of the 'medieval' houses you see are in fact 20th century reconstructions of ancient houses.
Particular highlights in the region around Apremont-sur-Allier include the abbey at Fontmorigny to the west and the cathedral and Duke's Palace at Nevers.
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Apremont-sur-Allier is classified as a one of the most beautiful village in France (plus beau villages)
Address: Apremont-sur-Allier, Guerche-sur-l'Aubois, Saint-Amand-Montrond, Cher, Loire Valley, 18150, France || GPS: latitude 46.9, longitude 3.08
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Details: absolutely superb village, a perfect place for a family to spend an afternoon
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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby
- Parc floral d'Apremont: remarkable garden (3km)
- Nevers: town of art and history (12km)
- Forgeneuve: remarkable garden (14km)
- Pougues-les-Eaux: village d'etape (19km)
- Arboretum de Balaine: remarkable garden (26km)
- Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet): religious monument (26km)
- Foret de Troncais: site of natural beauty (40km)
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