The town of Aix, in a valley, is surrounded on all sides by forested mountains that rise up to 1113 meters south in wood de Guerin.
In the 10th century the monks of Sauxillanges founded a priory in Aix.
Aix is the birthplace of the great family of La Fayette. Pons Motier, knight, lord of La Fayette, participated in the Seventh Crusade. Jacques Roch Motier Champetières of which became well maquis de La Fayette is childless, his brother succeeded him, he is the father of Gilbert de La Fayette Motier who became famous in the Revolutionary War and during the revolution.
The 18th century: the 17th century the forests were actively exploited. Women spun hemp or wool. On August 2, 1794 the Château de La Fayette was sold as national property.
Built in 1877 for 65,000 francs over 9975 francs for the steeple.
The current building is not architecturally interesting, and he keeps a wooden statue painted and gilded St. Julien (Inv. MH 1983) and a bell of 1817 (JB Decharme and Lasserteux).
The original castle was abandoned in the 14th century, should be established on a nearby hill.
The remains of the fortified house, 1.5 km south of the town, destroyed by fire in 1850 and converted to farm, do not deserve to be mentioned if they were the cradle of Motier de La Fayette.
The castle was sold by General La Fayette when he left for America to Micolon Ambert, it will be confiscated as state property after the emigration of the latter. In 1820, Lafayette wanted to buy his domain, but the asking price discouraged. After the fire of 1850 a farmer's Fern raised the ruins. Several attempts at redemption, one of the "Lafayette Memorial Fund" to Chavagnac in 1919, remained without result.
EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS
Each year in early May: "3 hours of Aix. Out of the race at 15 pm