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Chauvigny

Interesting
Chauvigny
The Essential
Interesting
Guarded by birds of prey that circle above the ruins in amazing falconry shows, the austere but awe-inspiring castles in the "upper town" loom over the rest of the city, which is solidly rooted in its traditional activities. Renowned for its 19C porcelain, the town still contains a very old family-run factory, and has continued quarrying its famous fine-grained freestone. It is also worth visiting the collegiate church to see its historiated capitals.