A short break in Charroux in the Bourbonnais, just 30 kilometres west of Vichy and 20 kilometres south of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule, promises great charm and difference ! The village is famous for its mustard that is used by several great chefs and exported around the world, but this former fortified village and centre of trade has other things to show off too.

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Information : Pays Saint-Pourçinois Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)4 70 56 87 71

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Musée de Charroux and its district (museum of popular arts and traditions)
  • Maison des Horloges clock museum
  • The Mustard Mill
  • Church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  • A guided tour of the village (on foot or by horse-drawn cart)


  • Castles and ramparts : the ramparts, the East and West gates
  • Gastronomy : Charroux Mustard
  • Unusual sights : the "Cour des Dames" (small inner courtyard in the centre of the village), the truncated spire of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church