Monuments, churches, towns and villages

Welcome to Limousin : visit our prettiest villages, stopover towns, monuments and castles. 

Ancienne commanderie de l'ordre du Saint-Sépulcre

Religious buildings | SOUDAINE LAVINADIERE

The church, built in the 13th century, again in the 15th and 19th, opens on the West by a portal of type Limousin. It misses that small columns which should take place in correspondence in the…

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Abbey church

Religious buildings | VIGEOIS

Built on the site of the old priory, with a multifoiled northern door typical of the Limousin Romanesque style. Sculpted capitals; treasury.

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Church Saint Pierre Es Liens - Sagnat

Religious buildings | SAGNAT | 05 55 89 24 61

This romanesque church was built between the XIth and the XIIIth century and it was fortified in the XVth century. it is 31.5 meters long. The capitals of the West portal are decorated with hu…

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Fontaine de la place du Général Espagne

Urban architecture | AUBUSSON | 05 55 66 32 12

In 1770 the town of Aubusson bought the font from the Romanesque church in Moutier Rozeille, the neighbouring commune. It is decorated with three beautiful scenes.

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'Rocks of Puychaud'

Archeological vestiges | BLOND | 05 55 86 12 79

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Church Notre Dame de la Renaissance - Dun le Palestel

Religious buildings | DUN LE PALESTEL | 05 55 89 24 61

The ancient church, called Notre-Dame before 1711 was destroyed in 1909. The principal portal is listed Historical Monument since 1911 and dates back from the XIII century. The actual church…

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Chapelle du cimetière

Religious buildings | SAINT JUNIEN

The chapel of the cemetery used to be dedicated to Saint-Guignefort. It was rebuilt in the 13th Century and dedicated to Saint-Madeleine. In the 17th century the brotherhood les “Pénitents Ble…

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Birthplace of Suzanne Valadon

Monuments | BESSINES SUR GARTEMPE | 05 55 76 09 28

A former inn built in the early 17th century. It was run by the widow Guimbaud, a distant cousin of Madeleine Valadon (mother of the painter Suzanne Valadon) who worked there as a linen maid.…

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The Merle Towers

Castles | SAINT GENIEZ O MERLE | 05 55 28 22 31

The Merle Towers, a 12th century citadel, tower over the river Maronne on the border between Limousin, Aquitaine and Auvergne. This medieval Limousin gem is made up of a fortress in a 10 hect…


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Monastery 'Les Bronzeaux'

Religious buildings | SAINT LEGER MAGNAZEIX | 05 55 76 56 68

Le bâtiment a gardé de nombreux éléments architecturaux anciens, en particulier la salle capitulaire, le cellier, le réfectoire et le dortoir. Le site a été classé monument historique en 1999.

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