Vierzon, France

Guide for the rail traveller

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CurrencyEuro
Local languageFrench
Country France

Introduction

Up until the 1970s Vierzon was home to car manufacturers, ironworks and other light industries, however little of this remains today. Nowadays many visitors use Vierzon a good starting point for tours of the Champagne region, but the town itself has plenty to offer sightseers. Most of the historical architecture dates back to medieval times; the 12th century Notre Dame cathedral has a vault designed to look like a ship, while the old town has pretty timbered houses and a gothic bell tower. The Lucien-Beaufrere Public Gardens pay homage to the now defunct local industries with a series of bas-reliefs.

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