Less than 10 km from Moulins, Souvigny Abbey is a site not to be missed during a stay in Auvergne. An outbuilding of Cluny Abbey, founded in 916, Souvigny rapidly became a site of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages. A pedestrian circuit will introduce you to the many astonishing features of the abbey. It will lead you to Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul churches, the latter being the largest religious structure in Bourbonnais. Built between the 10th and 15th centuries, Saint-Paul features a double transept and contains the remains of the Dukes of Bourbon and their spouses. Your visit will then continue into the Prieuré gardens, a reconstitution of classic French 17th and 18th century gardens. Discover rare and heirloom vegetables, as well as a number of medicinal and aromatic plants.