Moulins

Moulins, capital of the Allier department located on the Allier River can be reached from golfresort Château de Montcombroux by car in about 40 minutes. Moulins is a charming small town with a long history. The towns castle and cathedral (Notre Dame) have been well maintained and the historic homes show that the town has had a past of great prominence. For a long time, Moulins was the capital of the Bourbonnais Provence and the seat of the Dukes of Bourbon. It appears in documented records at least as far back as the year 990.

In the past Moulins was home to a lot of windmills and watermills. This also explains the name of the town.

Parc d’Allier is great attraction due to its beautiful nature. The Allier river is an important part of this. The area is great for cycling or hiking. Watersports are also an option. The course of the Allier river changes constantly due to the in consist amount of rainfall each season. is a wonderful attraction.

In Moulins’ historic downtown area you’ll find many bistro’s, boutiques and an indoor market. It is also home to the famous 'Grand café' of which its interior dates back to the year 1900. Among its many tourist attractions are the Maison Mantin. This mansion opened its doors to the public in 2010 and the well know recently opened ‘Centre national du Costume’ (The National Center of Costume and Scenography) which is a museum dedicated to theater costumes and sets. The expositions vary and many exhibitions show French opera costumes. It is highly  recommended to visit the Pont Régemortes. This beautiful old bridge gives you access from the west into the town. Before heading to a nice bistro or restaurant it is recommended to make a stop at Le Jacquemart. This tower located in Rue d'Horloge dates back to 1455. The tower was restored in 1655 and again about 60 years ago. Moulins was the birthplace of the great 19th-century operatic baritone and art collector Jean-Baptiste Faure. In the 20th century, Coco Chanel went to school in Moulins as an orphan, before moving to Paris, where she became a fashion designer and major innovator in women's clothing.

Moulins

Moulins

Moulins, capital of the Allier department located on the Allier River can be reached from golfresort Château de Montcombroux by car in about 40 minutes. Moulins is a charming small town with a long history. The towns castle and cathedral (Notre Dame) have been well mainained and the historic homes show that the town has had a past of great prominence. For a long time, Moulins was the capital of the Bourbonnais provence and the seat of the Dukes of Bourbon. It appears in documented records at least as far back as the year 990.

In the past Moulins was home to a lot of windmills and watermills. This also explains the name of the town.

Parc d’Allier is great attraction due to its beautiful nature. The Allier river is an important part of this. The area is great for cycling or hiking. Watersports are also an option. The course of the Allier river changes constantly due to the inconsist amount of rainfall each season. is a wonderful attraction

In Moulins’ historic downtown area you’ll find many bistro’s, boutiques and an indoor market. It is also home to the famous 'Grand café' of which its interior dates back to the year 1900.

Among its many tourist attractions are the Maison Mantin. This mansion opened its doors to the public in 2010 and the well know recently openend ‘Centre national du Costume’ (The

National Center of Costume and Scenography) which is a museum dedicated to theater costumes and sets. The expositions vary and many axhibitions show french opera costumes.

It is highly recommended to visit the Pont Régemortes. This beautiful old bridge gives you access from the west into the town. Before heading to a nice bistrot or restaurant it is recommended to make a stop at Le Jacquemart. This tower located in Rue d'Horloge dates back to 1455. The tower was restored in 1655 and again about 60 years ago.

Moulins was the birthplace of the great 19th-century operatic baritone and art collector Jean-Baptiste Faure. In the 20th century, Coco Chanel went to school in Moulins as an orphan, before moving to Paris, where she became a fashion designer and major innovator in women's clothing.

Moulins

Moulins