Village pittoresque d'Apremont © Lezbroz


A member of the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

Set beside the Allier River and overseen by its château, Apremont-sur-Allier takes you on an extraordinary journey through history. The former quarrymen’s village here was bought in 1930 by industrialist Eugène Schneider, owner of the forges of Le Creusot, and he had the village reconstructed in the traditional style of the old province of Berry. A Parc Floral was also created here in the 1970s, by Gilles de Brissac, combining his passions for travel and plants. Now awarded the national status of a Jardin Remarquable, the park surprises visitors with its collections of rare trees and shrubs, as well as with its follies, a fashion copied from other European traditions.



Map of the route