Moulins, a commune in the Allier department, is situated in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It is the ancient seat of the Dukes of Bourbon. The town of Moulins is situated along the Allier, a tributary of the Loire. Its name comes from the many windmills and watermills that once existed on the hills, along the Allier and its streams. The Gothic-style Moulins Cathedral is famous for its triptych (a three-panel sculpture) dedicated to the 'Virgin in Glory'. The Black Madonna, a statue of Our Lady sitting on a throne, is also found there, as are numerous stained-glass windows, representing donors and many saints including St. Catherine.
The Clock Tower, named 'Jacquemart', is famous for the different tones resounding as four automatons strike a large bell. Many historical museums, various religious buildings, several bridges and squares reveal the splendour of the city. A stroll through the historic district of Moulins enables you to discover narrow cobbled streets lined with pretty wooden houses, with diamond-shaped black and pink brick facades. Various cycle paths along the banks of the Allier are also nearby. Choose one of our hotels with a view for your stay in Moulins!