A well-placed location

The Riau is situated on the northern boundary of the département of the Allier, between Auvergne and Val de Loire.
At 1 km from the famous N°7 holiday route towards the South, it is also 2h45 from Paris by car, 1h45 from Lyon and 1h15 from Clermont Ferrand and its superb chain of volcanos.

It is part of the historic route of châteaux of Auvergne, and is located between two large tourist areas: the Pays de la Loire and Burgundy, their châteaux and their vineyards.
The building site of Guédelon and the construction of a fortified castle according to Middle Ages techniques, situated in Burgundy, is 1½ hour away.

It is also close to two cities of Art and History:
– Bourges, city of Jacques Cœur, 1 hour away
– Moulins, 10 minutes away, ancient capital of the Dukes of Bourbon, its numerous museums, its wood-panelled homes and the Centre National du Costume de Scène.

Would you like to contact us? Reserve a room, tour the château and its surrounding buildings?

Joseph and Ghislaine Durye will be happy to greet you at:
Château du Riau
03460 Villeneuve-sur-Allier
Tel: +33
Mob : +33
Fax: +33