Land of Scotland
Aubigny-sur-Nère links its history to that of Scotland, indeed this city was for several centuries a Scottish fiefdom! In 1423, King Charles VII handed over the county of Aubigny to Jean Stuart de Darnley, the prestigious head of the Scottish army, for his loyal service to the French crown and registered in the Auld Alliance against England.
Several monuments still attest to this past, such as the Château d'Aubigny, known as the Stuarts, now known as the Hôtel de Ville. The heart of the village, still very dynamic and commercial, proudly presents its 16th century half-timbered houses.
For many years, Albinians have celebrated this Franco-Scottish friendship, with great celebrations (as here in 1931) and nowadays, around July 14th. Every year, enjoy the pipe bands, the night of the bagpipes, the historical parade, Scottish games, medieval market, receptions and gourmet specialities!
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