The pays life

The living environment
The landscapes and terroirs
The local economy
The services to the population
The community life

 

Syndicat mixte du
Pays Loire Val d’Aubois
3 Place de la Mairie
18150 GERMIGNY-L’EXEMPT

Tél. : +33 2 48 74 23 93
Fax : +33 2 48 74 03 89

The living environment
Little populated and somewhat remote from urban centres, the Pays Loire Val d’Aubois has retained a rural environment reflected in the shapes of its relatively well-preserved traditional buildings.
The population of the Pays generally lives in small towns or villages with squares planted with trees or stubble fields around which public services and shops are concentrated.

The pays is comprised of two architectural areas roughly corresponding to agricultural area boundaries.
The Champagne Berrichonne, in the north-east, is an area of large estates, where people mostly live in villages. In the south and east of the Pays, there is an architectural transition area corresponding to the Vallée de Germigny and Val de Loire. The people are more scattered and live in small towns and villages as well as in hamlets.

Traditionally used for masonry in the Pays are generally coated walls of limestone rubble. The openings are on the main façades, and the frames are of ashlar. The roofs are made of small flat terracotta tiles or interlocking tiles. Slates are also frequently used.

If you plan to buy an old house, repair property you own and live in or you own and let, or have a new house built, the Pays Loire Val d’Aubois, concerned about the integration and preservation of its building heritage and living environment, invites you to contact the following services which will assist you for free in the elaboration of your project.

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Service départemental de l’architecture et du patrimoine(Bâtiments de France)

Palais Jacques Cœur
18000 Bourges
Tel : 02 48 48 17 80
Fax : 02 48 48 17 89

Information on any real estate project within the perimeter of a listed building (architectural prescriptions and constraints). 

Conseil en Architecture Urbanisme et Environnement (CAUE) of Cher

27 boulevard de Strasbourg
18000 Bourges
Tel : 02 48 50 75 18
Fax : 02 48 50 16 98
c.a.u.e.18@wanadoo.fr

Information on any project for the restoration or rehabilitation of a natural site or an old building with character.

Pact 18 services

14 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
BP 245 18005 Bourges
Tel : 02 48 23 10 60
Fax : 02 48 23 10 61

Information of owners and occupiers about any housing project under the housing renovation grant system.

Espace information énergie 18

14 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
BP 245 18005 Bourges
Tel : 02 48 23 10 60
Fax : 02 48 23 10 61
info.energie18@wanadoo.fr

Practical housing information for control of energy and renewable energy promotion.

Antenne de l’Agence nationale pour l’Amélioration de l’Habitat (ANAH)

Direction départementale de l’équipement
Service de l’urbanisme et de l’habitat
2 rue Victor Hugo
BP 504 18013 Bourges cedex
Tel: 02 48 55 45 00
Fax : 02 48 70 16 50
dde.18@equipement.gouv.fr

Information of owner-lessors and owner-occupiers about government grants for private homes.

Planning Department of the Subdivisions de l’Équipement

Subdivision de Sancoins-Nérondes
Ancienne gare 18600 Sancoins
Tel : 02 48 77 50 90
Fax : 02 48 77 51 23
Sancoins.subdivision.dde
@equipement.gouv.fr

Subdivision de Sancergues
16 grande rue 18140 Sancergues
Tel : 02 48 78 51 60
Fax : 02 48 78 81 69

Information on planning requirements for real estate projects