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Sharru: photos, description (Charroux)

Sharru commune, located in the Allier Department of the Auvergne region, since 1985 member of the Association "Most beautiful villages of France". In the commune population less than four hundred people, and one of the closest cities is Allier, center of the Department.

The village is situated at an altitude of 413 meters above sea level, and therefore one of its streets is convenient to contemplate the beautiful views of local nature.

The existence of the village at this place was already known in the XII century, when the Sharru was an important fortress for the Bourbon dynasty. From the old fortifications in the village remained a Bastion of Bourbonne, and a real decline of the medieval settlement began after the religious wars.

Also the XII century on the streets of Sharru dates back to the Church of St. John the Baptist with a bell tower. In the guise of a Church of mixed Romanesque and Gothic styles. Meanwhile, in the Middle ages in Sharru acted and two Church schools opened by the Templars and the monks of the Augustinian. In Sharru you can also see a house built on medieval technology framework, other, more recent, beautiful mansions, round square and city market.

The local Museum will introduce the visitor with the history of Sharru and its wine-growing past, and the Museum hours will remind you of his visit to the chime of a multitude of movements that begins at noon.