Cerbois is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. An area of farming and forestry, comprising the main village and a couple of hamlets, situated in the valley of the river Arnon some 9 miles south of Vierzon, at the junction of the D20, D113 and the D123 roads; the church, dating from the twentieth century The fifteenth-century chateau Communes of the Cher department INSEE Cerbois on the Quid website
Ardenais is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. An area of forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets situated on the left bank of the river Arnon, some 33 miles south of Bourges at the junction of the D38 with the D951 road; the church of St. Sulpice, dating from the nineteenth century. A building, with a tower, dating from the fifteenth century. Communes of the Cher department INSEE Ardenais on the Quid website
Bué is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. A winegrowing and farming village situated 22 miles northeast of Bourges at the junction of the D85 with the D955 and D923 roads, it is one of only a few communes allowed to produce Sancerre wines. The church of St. Radegonde, dating from the nineteenth century. A feudal motte; the ruins of an ancient abbey. Communes of the Cher department INSEE Website about Bué Official website of the commune Bué on the Quid website
Bengy-sur-Craon is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. A farming area comprising the village and three hamlets situated by the banks of the river Craon, some 15 miles southeast of Bourges at the junction of the D976 with the D102 and D10e roads; the commune is served by a TER railway link to Bourges. The river Airain forms part of the commune's southeastern border; the oldest parts of the church of St. Pierre, the choir, dates from the twelfth century; the west door is 13th century. The two-storey bell tower inspired by an earlier form, is modern, it has been listed since 1913 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. Roman remains, including a mosaic. A barn at Champ des Vignes, built 1731, is typical of the region, it has been listed since 1989 as a monument historique. The medieval site at Bouchetin. Communes of the Cher department INSEE Bengy-sur-Craon on the Quid website Ministry of Culture listing for St Pierre church and Ministry of Culture photos Ministry of Culture listing for 18th century barn
Cher is a department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. It is named after the Cher River. Cher is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. Most of it was created, along with the adjacent department of Indre from the former province of Berry; the southeastern corner of the department, was part of the Duchy of Bourbon. The department is part of the current administrative region of Centre-Val de Loire, it is surrounded by the departments of Indre, Loir-et-Cher, Loiret, Nièvre and Creuse. The inhabitants of the department are called Berrichons from the former province of Berry; the President of the General Council is Alain Rafesthain of the Socialist Party. The Bourges Cathedral of St. Étienne is a major tourist attraction. Cantons of the Cher department Communes of the Cher department Arrondissements of the Cher department Coat of arms of Cher The historical languages are Berrichon and the northern version of Bourbonais; these are the Langues d'oïl.
They are named after the former Province of Berry and the former Duchy of Bourbon. Some 11 communes in the extreme South used to speak Occitan; the old dialects were in widespread use until the middle decades of the twentieth century and incorporated major regional variations within the department, influenced by the dialects of adjacent regions near the departmental frontiers. During the twentieth century government educational policy promoted a more standardised version of the French language. In the extreme south of the department influence from the southern Occitan language begins to appear, with "chambrat" being used in place of "grenier a foin", "betoulle" in place of "bouleau" and "aigue" in place of "eau". General Council of Cher Prefecture of Cher Cher at Curlie http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/bourges.html https://web.archive.org/web/20041204220326/http://www.sitesatlas.com/Europe/France/Bourges.htm http://berrichou.free.fr/
Aubigny-sur-Nère is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. An area of forestry and farming surrounding a small light industrial town, situated in the valley of the river Nère some 30 miles north of Bourges at the junction of the D940, D924, D30 and the D923 roads. First known as Albinacum in Roman times, the commune was established as a royal town in 1189 by Philip II; this is the location. In 1419, John Stewart of Darnley, a junior member of the House of Stuart, arrived in France with a large contingent of Scottish soldiers, to fight for Charles VII, he was awarded many titles, among them the Lordship of Aubigny. The family stayed here for 400 years. Aubigny is a common tourist destination for others from the United Kingdom; the commune is attached to the Auld Alliance, due to its 400 years of French-Scottish history and is the only place in France that still celebrates this long association each year, on Bastille Day. It is twinned with the Scottish town of East Lothian.
The church of St. Martin, dating from the thirteenth century; the fifteenth-century castle of the Stuarts. The sixteenth-century chateau de la Verrerie. Several sixteenth-century houses. A tower, one of few remains of the original town fortifications. A museum dedicated to a writer who lived nearby. John Stewart, Earl of Buchan Bernard Stewart, Lord of Aubigny Robert Stewart, Lord of Aubigny Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth and Aubigny Théophile Moreux, astronomer, is buried here. Haddington, East Lothian, United Kingdom Plopana, Romania Oxford, United States Vlotho, Germany Villeneuve-de-la-Raho Sologne Communes of the Cher department INSEE Official town website Regional Tourism website Site of the Aéroclub d'Aubigny-sur-Nère Aubigny-sur-Nère on the departement website SISTER CITIES: OXFORD AND AUBIGNY Aubigny-sur-Nère on the Quid website
La Chapelle-d’Angillon is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. A village of lakes and farming situated in the valley of the river Sauldre, some 20 miles north of Bourges at the junction of the D12, D940 and the D926 roads. Alain-Fournier, was born here on October 3, 1886; the church, dating from the fifteenth century. The chateau of Béthune, with parts dating from the twelfth century. A museum, in the chateau, dedicated to Alain-Fournier. Realization of a sculpture by French artist from Albens Jean-Louis Berthod, in 2014; the board is a tribute to the book of Alain-Fournier, "Meaulnes the Great", but to the missing persons of the Great War. Insite the board, we can admirate the "Chateau of La Chapelle-d'Angillon". Communes of the Cher department INSEE Photo of Alain-Fournier’s family home Official website of the château Chapelle-d’Angillon La Chapelle-d’Angillon on the Quid website