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Noirlac Abbey
Bruère-Allichamps is located in France
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Bruère-Allichamps is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Coordinates: 46°46′09″N 2°26′39″E / 46.7692°N 2.4442°E / 46.7692; 2.4442Coordinates: 46°46′09″N 2°26′39″E / 46.7692°N 2.4442°E / 46.7692; 2.4442
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Saint-Amand-Montrond
Intercommunality Cœur de France
 • Mayor (2008–2015) Didier Vandeporta
Area1 13.9 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 609
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18038 /18200
Elevation 137–217 m (449–712 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bruère-Allichamps is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.


An area of forestry, farming and a little light industry comprising the village and a couple of hamlets in the Cher River valley 25 miles (40 km) south of Bourges at the junction of the D2144 with the D92 and D35 roads. The A71 autoroute runs through the northern part of the commune’s territory. The village is one of seven places claiming to be the geographical centre of France.[citation needed]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 603 —    
1968 669 +10.9%
1975 649 −3.0%
1982 631 −2.8%
1990 609 −3.5%
1999 573 −5.9%
2008 609 +6.3%


The abbey cloisters
  • The abbey of Noirlac, dating from the twelfth century.
  • A stone marking the village as the centre of France.
  • The twelfth century priory church of Saint-Étienne.
  • The Château de Châteaufer, built in 1670.

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