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Saint‑Bonnet‑le‑Château: one of the jewels of the Loire!


Combining tradition and modernity, Saint-Bonnet-le-Château has kept an undeniable charm which makes it one of the jewels of the Loire. The village developed during the medieval period and prospered during the Renaissance, as evidenced by the superb 15th and 16th century residences.


World capital of the boule de pétanque

Strong of its merchant past, the alleys will remind you of the presence of tanners, weavers and other iron workers. Proudly camped on its promontory, the Collegiate Church imposes by its architecture and astonishes by the panorama which it offers. World capital and cradle of the manufacture of steel pétanque balls, Saint-Bonnet-le-Château will delight lovers of heritage and authenticity as much as walkers eager for the landscape and fresh air.