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Felletin

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Country  France
Department  Creuse
Intercommunality  Aubusson-Felletin
Area  13.74 km²
Arrondissement  Aubusson, Creuse
Region  Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Canton  Felletin
Population (2008)  1,866
Local time  Friday 4:38 PM
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Weather  16°C, Wind NE at 13 km/h, 54% Humidity

Felletin is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Contents

Map of 23500 Felletin, France

Geography

An area of lakes and streams, forestry and farming comprising a small town and several villages and hamlets situated by the banks of the Creuse River just 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Aubusson at the junction of the D10, D19, D23 and the D982 roads. The commune is served by a TER railway and is within the national park of the Millevaches (not 1000 cows, but lakes).

Sights

  • The twelfth-century church.
  • Three chapels from the fifteenth century.
  • The church of Notre-Dame, from the fifteenth century.
  • Two dolmens.
  • A thirteenth-century castle and later ramparts
  • The present and previous mairies, both dating from the eighteenth century.
  • Several ancient houses.
  • A medieval bridge over the Creuse.
  • A thirteenth-century octagonal monument in the cemetery.
  • Personalities

  • Fernand de Brinon, French wartime Nazi collaborator, b. 26th Aug 1885, executed 15 April 1947, was buried at Felletin.
  • International relations

    Felletin is twinned with:

  • Schladming, Austria, since 1960.
  • References

    Felletin Wikipedia


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