Situated in southern Burgundy, this former stronghold of Saint Hugues, founder of Cluny Abbey, is the historic capital of the Brionnais region. Heritage abounds in this pretty village as shown by the fortified castle and its square keep dating from the 9C, the superb Romanesque Church of Saint Hilaire with its tower displaying eight arches and columns and its carved gate or the old houses with their almost pinkish hue.

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Information : Marcigny/Semur-en-Brionnais Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)3 85 25 13 57 / +33 (0)3 85 25 02 94

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Saint Hugues Castle, salt storehouse, showcase for Romanesque art
  • Collegiate Church of Saint Hilaire
  • Church of Saint Martin La Vallée
  • Guided tour of the village


  • Abbeys and chuches : Collegiate Church of Saint Hilaire (12C and 13C), Church of Saint Martin la Vallée (11C)
  • Castles and ramparts : Rampart walk
  • Panoramas : View of the Monts du Forez and de la Madeleine Mountains from the old rampart walk