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Things to do in Aubusson

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Villages in Aubusson
Aubusson is a small village lost in the middle of France, in the region of the Creuse. Established from the C11th century and today has about 4000 inhabitants. As I say, it's a small town, but when I visited it seemed very lively for its region. These regions, especially in central France, are becoming depopulated as many young people go to the cities for work, but lately, due to interest in the area among foreigners (mostly British), it remains alive, especially in summer. Aubusson is famous for its textiles, hosting a large textile industry during the last five centuries. It has provided royalty with large rugs and tablecloths, made with premium fabrics. Even today carpets and table cloths are made for the homes of important people in the world of politics and with high purchasing power. The latter is most important since 1 square meter of carpet can cost up to 4000-5000 euros. The river Creuse crosses the town, operating at various levels as a hill is situated right next to the river. There are many old stone bridges worthy of admiration, and the wooden houses are authentic relics, built with elements of nature (wood, fabric, thread, pimples). There was a castle on the hill, but today there are only ruins. It's a good place to start your visit, as it has great views of the town and allows the visitor to find his bearings. Car is the best mode of transport with which to reach Aubusson but SNCF buses also leave from other major towns such as Ahun or Gueret.
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