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Vic-le-Comte, today the seat of the canton, was once the capital of the County of Auvergne, ruled in turn by Jean Stuart, Catherine de Medici, then the famous Queen Margot until 1606. The fortified town boasts beautiful houses built of light arkose sandstone and many religious buildings, including Sainte-Chapelle, a fine Gothic chapel heralding the Renaissance (it contains a remarkable altarpiece and stained-glass windows). Don’t miss the Château de Busséol and its surprising hillside garden.

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  • Château de Busséol Interesting

    F - 63270 Vic-le-Comte

    Built in 1170 for the Counts of Auvergne, this feudal castle was for centuries a royal possession (several French queens stayed here, including Jeanne, wife of Jean le Bon, Catherine de Medici and Queen Margot). Inside, note the Romanesque round-mant..

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