Religious treasures in Haut Limousin

The Haut Limousin reveals its secrets, from the collegiate church of Le Dorat - a jewel of Romanesque art -, through the enamelled chest of Bellac, to the last remaining monastery of the Grandmontain order in Limousin.... 

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Monastery Les Bronzeaux

Religious buildings | SAINT LEGER MAGNAZEIX | 06 86 26 72 70

The Prieuré des Bronzeaux is the only surviving Grandmontain monastery in Limousin on the 21 foundations that existed at the end of the 13th century. Having become a farm for several cent...

Rancon Fortified Church

Religious buildings | RANCON | 05 55 76 57 57

This church was built at the end of the 12th century. It has been restored and altered many times. The church was fortified after the ruin of the castle of the Lords of Rancon, at the be...

Saint-Julien and Saint-Martial Church

Religious buildings | ARNAC LA POSTE | 05 55 76 92 66

The church has been built between the 12th and the 14th centuries. It houses painted murals and a splendid C13th enamalled reliquary. The church fortifications date back to the C15th (bar...

The Collegiate church of Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens

Religious buildings | LE DORAT

The collegiate church of Le Dorat is dedicated to 'Saint-Pierre-des-Liens'. The church is the biggest collegiate church in the Limousin (77 metres long). It is a mixture of religious and...

The Mortemart Church

Religious buildings | MORTEMART | 05 55 68 12 79

The former chapel of the convent of the Augustinian order has become the parish church and dates back to the C14th. Many curiosities on display include the superb C15th oakwood-sculpted s...

The chapel Saint Martin de Génouillas

Religious buildings | SAINT PARDOUX LE LAC | 05 55 76 56 80

The chapel stands in the midst of woods and moors. Just a few steps away a rock rises with two holes. These holes are said to be the imprints of the hoofs of the saint's mule. A pilgrimag...

The church of Saint Genest

Religious buildings | AZAT LE RIS | 05 55 60 76 81

The C12th church of Saint Genest is fortified in its north-west corner by a watchtower with C15th loopholes. The transept and the choir have been raised for the purpose of fortification....

The enamelled chest of Bellac

Religious buildings | BELLAC | 05 55 68 12 79

This chest is the oldest testimony of craftsmanship of the Limousin goldsmith enamellers. It is a C12th copper-gilded enamelled chest. Its sarcophagus shape is adorned with semi-precious...

The fortified church of Blond

Religious buildings | BLOND | 05 55 68 12 79

The oldest parts of the church date from the C10th. It was fortified following successive pillages by Calvinist soldiers. Of these fortifications, only the buttresses of the church tower,...

The frieze of the church of Bussière Boffy

Religious buildings | VAL D'ISSOIRE | 05 55 68 12 79

The C15th frieze, which is unique in the area, is composed of a series of sculpted characters: carnival «soufflaculs » (grotesque characters), a dog devouring a doomed man, a human couple...

Tung Lam Linh Son Buddhist pagoda

Religious buildings | RANCON | 0650971495

Spread over 74 acres, the Buddhist retreat and study centre of Tung Lam Linh-Son has been erected in Rancon since 1986. The site consists of a main temple, a second commemorative temple w...

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Museums and monuments

The Fraisse château, the Ethnographical and Archaeological René Baubérot museum, the 'Nostalgie Rurale' itinerary which evokes life at the beginning of the C20th... Discover the places not to be missed in the Haut Limousin...

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Picturesque villages

Dive into History and let yourself be enchanted by the magic of old stones!