12 kilometres from Moulins, the Abbey of Souvigny, once the necropolis of the Dukes of Bourbon, is a site not to be missed during your stay in the Allier. A dependency of Cluny Abbey, founded in 916, Souvigny quickly became a major centre of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages.
A walking tour allows you to discover the different jewels of this abbey. It takes you to the church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, the largest religious building in the Bourbonnais. Built between the 10th and 15th centuries, it has a double transept and houses the graves of the Dukes of Bourbon and their wives.
Your tour then continues through the Priory garden, a true reconstruction of French gardens from the 17th and 18th centuries. Here you can discover rare or old varieties of vegetables and many medicinal and aromatic plants.
Visit the medieval village of Souvigny, only 15 minutes from our charming hotel in Moulins. A real haven of peace in the Allier department, this Bourbonnais commune will charm you with its streets, its gardens and its exceptional places of interest and culture.
The Souvigny museum invites you to discover its numerous exhibitions retracing the archaeological and cultural heritage of the commune. As you wander through the museum's galleries, you will be able to contemplate the Zodiac column, the numerous archaeological discoveries dating back several centuries or the fantastic collections of period costumes. Each year the museum changes its collections to a different theme, giving you the opportunity to discover exceptional exhibitions.