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On this page you can read about the area close by Le Jubeau. You'll find information about local shopping,On this page restaurants,On this page museums,On this page and links to pages about some of the nearby towns and villages. On this page

About the local area

Country lane near the house The surrounding farmland has fields of sunflowers in summer and apple and pear orchards laden with fruit in the autumn. Intensive farming methods have not encroached on this quiet corner of France and wildlife flourishes in the hedgerows and trees.

Le Jubeau is in the commune of Préveranges, approximately 4 kms from Préveranges village itself, where there is a small general store, Post Office, and bar.

Ten minutes away is the picturesque little town of Ste-Sévère-sur-Indre, with a good selection of small shops.

The larger town of La Châtre is a twenty minute drive away. Here you will find a wide range of supermarkets, restaurants and antique shops. It is also home to the George Sand museum and every Saturday morning there is a market in the main square.

To the south of Préveranges, just over the border in the Creuse, lies the market town of Boussac, dominated by its ancient château. The village's museum of rural life is open to the public during the summer months.

A short drive to the north-east lies the wine-growing area centered round the town of Châteaumeillant, where you can sample before you buy.

There is a large lake with fishing, water sports, picnic areas and beaches at nearby Sidiailles. You can spend a pleasant day pottering around a vide-grenier (the French equivalent of a car boot sale) or visiting one of the traditional outdoor events such as the potato festival at Crevant, the donkey fair at Lignieres or the festival of "forgotten vegetables" at Tranzault.


Shopping

You'll find many interesting small shops in the surrounding towns and villages. Here we just list some of the more necessary kinds of shops and where to find them in the area.

WHAT WHERE HOW FAR
Supermarket:
   Boussac On another page
   La Chatre
   Châteaumelliant
   Culan
   St Amand-Montrond

10 km
22 km
18 km
20 km
45 km

General store:
   Prevéranges

4 km

Bakery:
   Prevéranges
   Boussac On another page
   Culan

4 km
10 km
20 km

Pharmacy:

Boussac On another page

La Châtre
Châteaumelliant
Culan

Préveranges

10 km
22 km
18 km
20 km

  4 km

Hardware:
   Boussac On another page
   La Châtre
   Châteaumelliant

10 km
22 km
18 km

Hypermart:
   Montluçon (Carrefour)
   Guérret (Carrefour)

35 km
42 km

Post Office:
   Almost every village!
   Nearest: Prevéranges

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4 km

Clothing & Shoes
   Montluçon
   St Amand-Montrond

35 km
45 km

Petrol station:

Boussac On another page (at supermarkets)
Culan
La Châtre
Châteaumelliant

Préveranges

10 km
20 km
22 km
18 km

  4 km

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Restaurants

If you're not of a mind to cook or barbeque, the area abounds with many small restaurants featuring fresh local produce, meats, and wines. Here are just a few of the many possibilities to get you started.

WHERE WHAT YOU'LL FIND
Boussac On another page Small country-style restaurant on the square
Restaurant of the Central Hotel
Pizzaria
Montluçon A bit of a drive, but you'll find many restaurants of all kinds, from McDonalds on up. The best are mostly in the old town.
Culan: Hotel de la Poste. Worth a visit!
La Châtre Variety of local restaurants
St. Amand-Montrond Larger town about 30 minutes north with a number of fine restaurants. There's also a nice auberge across from the nearby Abbaye de Noirlac.

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Museums

More to come... stay tuned!

Boussac: Rural Museum

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Guide to Area Towns and Villages

More to come... stay tuned! Boussac

 

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