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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Ayen
Insee code19015
AltitudeFrom 123 to 379 meters
Surface13.16 km²
Population743 inhabitants
Density56 inhabitants/km²


National labelsSaint-Cyprien at 2.9 km (4 min)
Chief townTulle (at 59 km, 55 min)Vars-sur-Roseix at 3.6 km (5 min)
DepartmentCorrèzeSaint-Robert at 3.8 km (6 min)
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  • Location:
  • Ayen, capital of Canton, is dominated by the Ayen of Puy, the highest point of the Yssandonnais (377 m) between Vézère and Auvézère, meeting point of the Perigord and Limousin. Located on the set of Yssandonnais equidistant from Brive, Terrasson and Hautefort (20 minutes), Ayen is 15 minutes from the motorway and 10 minutes from Objat.
  • Backed by its limestone hill, Ayen will surprise you with its charm, diversity of scenery that surrounds it and its mild climate.
  • History of Ayen:
  • The story goes back to 850 Ayen when Viscounts of Limoges decided to set this up against a fortress to monitor the area.
  • For centuries, the castle and church of Lower Ayen were witnessed many clashes. We know for example that in 1181, Ayen Castle, seat of a châtellenie, was besieged by a garrison of Richard the Lionheart as the lords drove soon after. In 1371, the soldiers of Prince Edward seized the castle. The population of the area, led by a citizen of Limoges, blockaded the fortress, the garrison starved, and after 17 days, the skidder. The English were to invade the building again in 1416. On March 12, 1417, the lords of Blanchefort Treignac, Pierrebuffière, Chateauneuf Cars and treated with the lieutenant of the Viscount of Limoges for the destruction of this fort which there remains no trace.
  • From the outset, Ayen consists of two entities: High Ayen where most of the business and services, and Ayen Netherlands, the primitive village in the 12th century called Ayen-l'Eglise because of the magnificent church stood there, surrounded by the hotel Chabroulie the noble, the castle became Chabroulie, and hotel Razat noble, always present and recently restored.
  • Gastronomic specialties: Ayen is located on the Route de la Noix du Périgord and the Route de la Pomme du Limousin. Of ayennoix (shortbread with walnuts) are on sale at the bakery.


  • Church with enfeus the 14th century.
  • Low Ayen the private castle of the noble house Chabroulie and private Razat.
  • Fountains and wash houses.
  • Two tables of guidance.
  • Walking itineraries are available for walkers and bikers, a grand tour of countries of limestone hills (48 km circuit), available from the Tourist Office.
  • Arboretum of the Tuileries on the town of Ayen.
  • Geocaching.
  • Guided tours of Ayen on request, from 5 people.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Ayen


  • April: Rando taste and flavor of the Rando under the Sustainable Development Week.
  • May: Ayen part in the Festival of Nature. Pottery market (Ayen is located on the Route du Limousin crafts workshop with artists from La Boissiere).
  • Farmers' Market countries every Thursday from 17 pm, Church Square in July and August. Festive market with different musical entertainment every Thursday. Opportunity to buy fresh produce directly from the producers and cook on site (giant barbecues).
  • Hiking nightlife'' Walk'' dramatized torchlight or "narrated tour" in August, starting at the Tourist Office.
  • Garage sale on the first Sunday in September.
  • The last weekend of September: The Loop trays West Correze, a hike of 50 km over 2 days in the land of limestone buttes 5 communes - Ayen, Perpezac-le-Blanc, Rosiers-de-Juillac Saint Robert and Segonzac.
  • Walnut Festival in October and bread (every two years). The event is free for children and adults. Fun events punctuate the day.
  • Treasure Hunts Circuits for children available all year.


  • Saint-Robert.
  • Varetz: Les Jardins de Colette.
  • Brive-la-Gaillarde.
  • Leisure at Voutezac (canoeing, acrobranches, archery ...).
  • Objat: aquatic center.
  • Hautefort: castle and museum of the medicine.
  • Tourtoirac: cave.
  • Terrasson: Gardens of the Imagination, barge ride in the summer, the chocolate museum, ancient city.
  • Pompadour: city of the horse.
  • Allassac: seat of the Land of Art and History Vézère-Ardoise.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Treetop trail - barefoot pathsNature and the outdoors19 €Ussac (18 km)

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French cuisine restaurantLe Saint-Robert gite et chambres
Dining on the terrace with views over the valley, home cooking, in which local products have a special place, duck breast, duck confit, veal chop Limousin.
Located 2.8 km from AyenFrom 20 € to 35 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Auberge sur Vézère  
dropoff window The Auberge sur Vezere located in the heart of Corrèze, in a green setting. Only minutes from Brive-la-Gaillarde, enjoy the quiet of the countryside. It serves authentic...
Located 10.4 km from Ayen34 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantChâteau de Castel Novel  
The Château de Castel Novel offers an unforgettable moment in a castle dating from the 13th and 15th centuries in the heart of Limousin. In an elegant dining rooms or on the terrace,...
Located 11.9 km from Ayen56 € per person 

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Farm with 3 bedroomsPrelaminon    
Beautiful renovated in 2004 with 3 large bedrooms 2 barn sleeps 6 located a kilometer qqls st robert (+ beautiful villages of France ) bordering the Dordogne (3 km)
Located 6.2 km from Ayen60 € the double room 
Manor house with 3 bedroomsManoir lascaux    
Former house renovated master, with flowered garden including : 1 bedroom with suite 2/4 pers. Bathroom, toilet, tv, microwave and. refrigerator direct access outside. 1 air-conditioned...
Located 6.4 km from AyenFrom 60 € to 75 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsDu cote de brignac    
Two beautiful cottages await the side of Brignac at the crossroads of the Corrèze and Dordogne. Outdoor swimming pool in a green and sunny terrace are at your disposal.
Located 6.7 km from AyenFrom 60 € to 70 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsLe Saint-Robert gite et chambres
Suite 50 m ² room with a double bed, living room with sofa bed, kitchenette with oven, electric plates, refrigerator, bathroom, private terrace, garden, with access to the pool at the...
Located 2.7 km from AyenFrom 500 € to 600 € per week 
House for 5 personsGites la Colline  
Mirabelle, a pretty cottage in an old farm, beautiful countryside views. On the edge of La Chapelle Salamard, a tiny old village in the west of the Corrèze. Lounge/kitchen, upstairs...
Located 7.7 km from AyenFrom 335 € to 560 € per week 
Villa for 6 personsLa Roseraie
Cublac lies at the edge of the Corrèze and Dordogne. The recent storey villa is located on the hillside of the Vézère and is facing south. The living room - with its open kitchen and...
Located 11.6 km from AyenFrom 475 € to 1300 € per week 

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30 places over 2 haLe Clupeau  
Quiet and family campsite, located in the heart of the Dordogne Périgord welcomes you in a green and shady setting on river. The Clupeau is ideal for many activities: hiking (120 unmarked...
Located 16.3 km from AyenFrom 11.80 € to 14.30 € per day 
25 places over 5 haCamping du Bois Coutal 
It is in a green that Camping du Bois Coutal welcomes you in Corrèze. Ranked 3 ears Gites de France. Between Uzerche pearl of Limousin 'and Brive -la- Gaillarde in a set of 5 ha green,...
Located 18.4 km from Ayen11.40 € per day 
78 places over 3 haCamping municipal du lac de pontcharal    
78 places to 100 m are located on nearly 3 acres of lawn, a gently sloping, the other on the terrace overlooking the lake. Erables Lacina, birch trees and hedges surround the charming....
Located 21 km from Ayen12.30 € per day 

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Hotel Le St-Robert - Hotel in AyenHotel Le St-Robert     
Just 25 kilometres from Brive, near Limousin and Perigord, Hotel Le St-Robert sits on a hillside at the entrance of a medieval village, overlooking the valleys of the Yssandon. This...
Located 2.8 km from Ayen
Chateau du Bois Noir - Hotel in AyenChateau du Bois Noir    
Chateau du Bois Noir is located in Perpezac-le-Blanc, in the Limousin region. It sits on a lovely garden with a terrace and features a traditional restaurant and bar. All of the non-smoking...
Located 4.5 km from Ayen
Hôtel de France - Hotel in AyenHôtel de France     
Situated in the centre of Objat, Hotel de France offers en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi access, air conditioning and satellite TV. You can enjoy fishing and hiking in the area. A continental...
Located 6.5 km from AyenRoom from 48 €

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Kyriad Brive La Gaillarde Centre
The Kyriad Brive-La-Gaillarde hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. It is situated near the city centre, opposite the congress centre and a cinema....
Hôtel Restaurant Le Teinchurier
Le Teinchurier is located 2 km from the A20 motorway, a 5-minute drive from the centre of Brive. It has a restaurant and...
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