Aigurande is a French town of the Indre department, in the Centre region. Located in the south of the department, the town has borders with the Creuse department, this latter being very sought-after amongst the Brits. It houses 1,684 inhabitants called the Aigurandais. Two rivers runs through the town, the Bouzanne and the Vauvre.
The name of the town comes from the Gaul egoranda meaning ‘limit’, probably due to what was the border between two Gaul peoples. Indeed, during this period, Aigurande was situated at the frontier between the Lémovices and the Bituriges Cubes lands.
In 2009, a property is on average sold €3,197 /sq m in France. In the Indre department, prices are very low: €1,263 /sq m on average. Thus, you will probably find many cheap properties there. Aigurande is a lovely offer a way of life you will appreciate. Some properties in the area are on offer for less than €100,000, real bargains considering the assets of the town: quietness, countryside, not far from the Limousin region… If you are a handyman, you can easily pitch on a property to be renovated for about €40,000. In other words, property prices in the town are very affordable for any budget, and especially for low ones. A good location for those who want to settle in a pleasant town of France.
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Culture and historical heritage: when visiting or settling in Aigurande, some monuments and sites are worth seeing. Gaze at the feudal castle’s vestiges, Pontets’ dolmen, Planet’s mill, Notre Dame church and chapel. The latter, called Notre Dame de la Bouzanne chapel, is located near the Bouzanne spring and displays the statute of the Virgin. Stare at the sundial, wash-house and sanctuary, beautiful historical items not to be missed.
Crawfish festival: it usually takes place the last week-end of August during which the town pays tribute to the noblest shellfish of French gastronomy i.e. crawfish. Alive crawfishes are sold a few days before and during the festival. Restaurant owners and caterers will let you savour cooked crawfishes. A fair is organized on Friday, and on Saturday, the funfair takes place in Aigurande and lasts until Sunday evening. On Saturday evening, attend the firework and the popular ball. On Sunday, the folk show will definitely seduce you. A lovely festival to be discovered!
Location – transport links: the closest railway station from Aigurande is Eguzon station, 28km from the town. Argenton sur Creuse and La Souterraine stations are much more served by trains and are severally 33 and 40km from the commune. Limoges or Bourges airports are the nearest one, 100km from Aigurande. The companies fly to Edimburg, Bournemouth, London, Bristol, Liverpool and many other destinations. Thus, the UK is very easily reachable by plane, which is a major asset for those willing to stay linked with their country.
Longères houses: they are typical properties of Brittany but you may also find some in Aigurande. They have a rectangular shape which purpose was originally to have the back of the house facing the wind dominant direction. They are often made up of stones which give them more charm. They come with a land, courtyard and outbuildings sometimes. If of large dimension, they may be converted into B&B or guest house.
Stone houses: they are always detached houses full of character, especially when stones are exposed. They come with a fireplace, cellar, attic, piece of land and sometimes outbuildings. You may find renovated or to-be-renovated stone houses, but the price is often low (especially if works are needed). In the town centre, townhouses have another advantage: they are very close to all amenities i.e. shops, schools,…
Farmhouses: of any size, they are ideal for families who want to settle in a quiet area. They come with outbuildings (barns, stables…), large land (as originally used by farmers),a courtyard… Located in remote areas, they offer a great view over the countryside and offer quietness and tranquility.
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