Perched on a hill between the Jarnossin and Trambouzan valleys, this village boasts a past steeped in history with its remains such as the Château de La Varenne and the Tour de Morland but above all for having seen the birth of illustrious characters


All year, every day.

First Mgr Claude Dubuis (1817-1895), whose body rests in the church. Party to evangelize Texas, he became the 2nd Catholic bishop: every year, dozens of Texans come to honor his memory at Coutouvre.
Then the poet Louis Mercier (1870-1951), author of numerous works.
Finally Jeanne-Marie Chavoin (1786-1858), founder of the Order of Marist Sisters.

An orientation table is installed at the top of the Madone Notre-Dame-de-Prompt-Secours.
Visitors, who will have the courage to climb the sixty-four steps of the staircase, will be able to discover a very beautiful 360° panorama of the Roannais.

New 2024
An orientation table has been installed at the top of the Madonna


  • Average duration of the group visit: 2 min

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently

Group visits services

  • Unguided group tours permanently
  • Guided group tours on request


From January 01 to December 31, 2024
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open



Free access.



  • Playground
  • Picnic area.
  • Bar
  • Public toilets
  • Motorhome parking area
  • Parking
  • Orientation table
  • Coach parking

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