Solignac

Solignac was built along the Briance River, around an abbey (founded in 632 by Saint Eloi) and a Romanesque church. It was a stopover place for pilgrims travelling along the road to Santiago de Compostela.

Web : www.tourisme-solignac.com

Aubazine

Peace reigns in Aubazine and it will overtake you in this sacred village where a Cistercian abbey was founded (around 1134) along with a Romanesque abbey.

Web :www.tourismecorreze.com

 

Le Dorat

Le Dorat, capital of the "Basse Marche" area, celebrates religious art with the St Pierre collegiate church, a true Romanesque gem. "Lou Dora" (Le Dorat) means "golden angel" in patois (dialect), and that is what you will see if you look to the top of the church's bell tower : an angel watching over the town.

Web : www.ot-ledorat.boonzai.com/

Chambon sur Voueize

Saint Valerie abbey is one of Limousin's major Romanesque art edifices, with a square 2 level bell tower, a 13th century "porch" bell tower, sculpted wooden stalls and gates (17th century) .

Web : www.tourisme-creuse.com

Moutier d'Ahun

The Romanesque church, which used to be a Benedictine abbey, contains remarkable 17th century woodwork.

Web : www.tourisme-creuse.com

Les Salles Lavauguyon

Les Salles Lavauguyon

A Romanesque masterpiece : Discovered in 1986, these 850-year-old frescoes are considered to be some of the finest examples in France. The themes, scenes, and their high quality and intensity of their colours (especially the blues and greens), make them unique to western Europe.

Web : www.lessalleslavauguyon.com