The beautiful 14 hectares property known as Le Château du Creuset is situated within the triangle defined by Nevers, Moulins and Decize.
Nevers and Decize are located in the department of Nièvre, in the region of Burgundy. Moulins is in the department of Allier in the region of Auvergne. Departments of Côte d'Or, Saône et Loire and Yonne are close by in the Burgundy region (rollover the map with your mouse).
In former days Burgundy was part of the powerful duchy Burgundy and is now a region of art and "plaisir the vivre". The area is a combination of unsurpassed scenic beauty and historical heritage including many convents and abbeys and of course the excellent wines and food are not to be missed. The cities Dijon and Beaune have an air of aristocracy with many historical buildings to remind us of the older days.
The region Nièvre has large expanses of forests and lakes. The Parc naturel the Morvan is a favorite among hikers and nature lovers. In former days the region supplied the lumber for the development of Paris. The capital is Nevers.
Nevers, lies 25 km from the Château on the river Loire and is, as many large near-by cities, a medieval city with a history steeped in architecture.
Closer to the Château, a mere 15km, lies the International Magny-Cours Formula 1 track where Formula 1 and other exciting events are held.
Decize is a charming city located on a rocky island in the middle of the Loire just 14 km from the Château. Decize has an eventful history though.
Allier, the valley of L'Allier, is a paradise for walkers and cyclists where you can see more than 500 castles. You’ll also find the city of Vichy in this valley with it’s famous springs.Moulins, the capital of Allier, also lies on the river 23 km from the Château and is situated in the most northern region of the Auvergne. You might recognize this city thanks to the family Bourbon and their castle.
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