Moulins

Château des ducs de Bourbon

The emblematic monument of Moulins and the Bourbonnais region, the keep of the medieval castle of the Dukes of Bourbon, humorously known as the Tousled because of its cut-off roof, was built at the end of the fourteenth century. 

After having experienced the glories of the ducal court, it was transformed into a prison well before the Revolution. This use continued till 1983, and during the dark years of the Second World War, resistants and collaborators succeeded one another in its cells. Guides reveal the prison past of the building to visitors on guided tours.

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Information

Coordinates

Address : place du colonel Laussedat , 03000 Moulins
GPS Coordinates : 46.56699615 , 3.33088754451508
Phone : 04 70 20 48 47
Email : mab@allier.fr
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Visits
Permanent exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
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Guided tour
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Full price 5 € / Reduced price: 3 € / Children under 16 free

Temporary Exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
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Guided tour
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Recurring events

European Heritage Days

Practical information
Opening days and times :
From 04/09 to 31/10/2017.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
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Themes and resources
Themes
  • Museum
  • Maquis
  • Civil resistance
  • Deportation
  • Collaboration
  • Internement
  • Liberation
  • Allier
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