The centre of the village
|Region||Centre-Val de Loire|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jacques Nicolas|
|Area1||38.16 km2 (14.73 sq mi)|
|• Density||15/km2 (40/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||18187 / 18370|
|Elevation||285–504 m (935–1,654 ft)
(avg. 471 m or 1,545 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.
A large farming area comprising the village and many hamlets situated by the banks of the small river Joyeuse, some 44 miles (71 km) south of Bourges, at the junction of the D10 with the D120 road. The commune is bordered to the south by the river Arnon. The commune borders both the departments of Allier and Creuse and is the highest point in the Cher department.
- The church of St. Martin, dating from the thirteenth century.
- The fifteenth-century chateau at La Preugne.
- The tower of a thirteenth-century castle in the woods.
- A nineteenth-century house.
- A watermill at Marcoh.
The commune is twinned with:
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