Châteauroux City Guide


Gargilesse-Dampierre: a must-see during your hotel stay

Gargilesse-Dampierre: A Beautiful Village

Ensconced in the Creuse Valley, the village of Gargilesse-Dampierre is listed a Plus Beaux Villages de France, and is a not-to-be-missed place for a romantic stroll. In this little artist’s village located near the ACE Hotel Châteauroux, the narrow streets and pitched roof dwellings hold the memory of the many impressionist painters that passed through here, inspired by its gentle beauty. Walk in the footsteps of Monet, Detroy, Guillaumin, and George Sand who lived in the Villa Algira, now a museum. Extend your timeless walk as far as the Notre-Dame church and discover the magnificent frescoes dating back from the XIII and XIV centuries. 

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