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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Châteauponsac
Insee code87041
AltitudeFrom 196 to 471 meters
Surface68.79 km²
Population2160 inhabitants
Density31 inhabitants/km²


National labelSaint-Sornin-Leulac at 8.4 km (11 min)
Chief townLimoges (at 45 km, 35 min)Villefavard at 8.5 km (12 min)
DepartmentHaute-VienneRancon at 8.7 km (10 min)
RegionLimousinSearch another town


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5 minutes from the A20 motorway, on a rocky promontory, Châteauponsac, Pearl Gartempe, green holiday resort, is ideal for travel or residence. This city of character, the monastic past where history has left its mark, invites you to discover. Church of St. Thyrse through the Faubourg du Moustier, the Roman road, you can stroll around the streets, admire the old traditional houses and landscapes. The trails will guide you through the woods to the curiosities of small heritage: stone sacrifice hole fairies, baptismal cranberry, fortified camp of Chégurat, laundry, called Roman bridge ...


  • The Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions Rene Baubérot:
  • Come Châteauponsac and make a trip back in time. Understanding the Limousin, is entering its history by visiting this museum.
  • Located in a former Benedictine priory of the 14th century, the first ethnographic museum in the Limousin has 24 rooms (900 m²) of rich and varied collections of everyday life in Limousin in 1900: kitchen limousine, girls rooms, carpenter's workshop , basket-maker, blacksmith ... The various reconstructions with very neat and modern models and scenery will seduce you at any age, and you will discover the roots of memory limousine. Each year a new ethnographic exhibition is presented in the appendix of the museum: Regional House.
  • Open from 14h to 18h every day from June 1 to September 30 and during school holidays.
  • Low season: Open Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
  • The Saint and the Museum Rene Thyrse Baubérot: listed building is in the 11th century that the Church of St. Thyrse was built. It forms a whole with the priory of the 14th century to replace the one that was built from the 11th century. It now houses the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions Rene Baubérot. Building on a rich and eventful past, these two buildings you reveal the secrets of history. The treasure of the church in the museum has a remarkable phylactery issued by the Order of Grandmont.
  • The Chapel of Our Lady of All Goodness: A place of pilgrimage, whose feast day is Whit Monday, the chapel already existed in the 13th century. We came here to pray to the Virgin for sick children, the nervous but also for peace and understanding among households. Desecrated and burned, it was restored and enlarged in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its shingled spire chestnut was renovated in the late 20th century.
  • Remains of the town: Châteauponsac is the foundation of its history since prehistoric times. The Gallo-Roman and medieval times have left their footprints: the Roman road and Roman bridge in the village said, several feudal mounds and some castle ruins Ventenat (fifteenth century).
  • The historic Châteauponsac is the Faubourg du Moustier, formerly called "Under the Moustier", ie, below the monastery, which dates from the 14th and was Benedictine. Currently these buildings house the rich museum of art and culture "René Baubérot". Le Moustier is the oldest neighborhood of Châteauponsac; the oldest house dates from the 11th century and is the birthplace of Dean which is 101. A tour of Moustier is a must!
  • The heritage enthusiasts, nature lovers and lovers of good work will be met. Indeed, the landscape of the town of Châteauponsac is lined with treasures that have succeeded through the centuries, they can discover in a hiking trail or along the road, must still find them as they s do not offer at first. The artisans also have the pleasure of opening the doors of their workshops to discover their passion and art.
  • Crafts: art turning wood, enamel sculpture, embroidery-cartonnage.
Detailed information
Leisure centresMuseum of History and Archaeology René Baubérot
MonumentsChurch Saint-Thyrse,   Private Mansion Mathieu de La Gorce,   Roman Bridge of Châteauponsac


  • Many activities are offered to visitors:
  • Swimming, canoeing, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing ... Lake Saint-Pardoux.
  • Horseback riding (two equestrian centers Roussac, one in Saint-Pardoux and a horse farm in Saint-Symphorien-sur-Couze).
  • Mountain bike rental at Lake St. Pardoux.
  • Balloon in Saint-Pardoux.
  • Fishing.
  • Tennis Châteauponsac, Saint-Amand-Magnazeix and Saint-Sornin Leulac.


View Faubourg du MoustierView Faubourg du Moustier
Church St. ThyrseChurch St. Thyrse
Old houses of the Faubourg du MoustierOld houses of the Faubourg du Moustier
La Porte PeyrineLa Porte Peyrine
Museum Rene BaubérotMuseum Rene Baubérot
Bridge said RomainBridge said Romain
The Chapel of Our Lady of All GoodnessThe Chapel of Our Lady of All Goodness


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French cuisine restaurantBellevue  
Stop flavor - In escapade in the Limousin region, so stop by Bellevue restaurant, located in the small village of Bessines-sur-Gartempe. You can choose between a covered terrace, where...
Located 7.4 km from Châteauponsac31 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Relais des Etangs  
A few kilometers from Limoges, in a peaceful and nature of the Limousin, do not miss Le Relais des Etangs. You first enter in an old mansion typical of the area and then you enter a...
Located 15.6 km from Châteauponsac27 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsLes forges de planechaud    
We welcome you in an old 16th century located in the heart of a preserved natural area. Upstairs accommodation 3 comfortable rooms whose decoration invitation to exoticism. Also at...
Located 5.1 km from Châteauponsac47 € the double room 
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La Souterraine
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Located 18.6 km from ChâteauponsacFrom 45 € to 55 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsL'Ancien Presbytere    
Le Dorat
Bed & Breakfast (b&b) limousin, Near Le Dorat, France. Lisa and Anthony Jones welcome you to their home, an 18th century Ancient Presbytery chambres d'hotes, bed and breakfast for your...
Located 19.5 km from ChâteauponsacFrom 70 € to 90 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsGite de Vacances en Limousin  
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Located 22 km from ChâteauponsacFrom 220 € to 320 € per week 
House for 4 personsHouse for 4 persons  
Located in the foothills of the Monts de Blond, ideal for exploring the Limousin with its history, beautiful lakes and amazing rural countryside. On the ground floor is a living room...
Located 25 km from ChâteauponsacFrom 315 € to 440 € per week 
House for 2 personsMaison Lavaud  
The cottage/gite Maison Lavaud offers self catering accommodation, and is an ideal base to explore the Haute Vienne and the Limousin region of France. The cottage/Gite has Satellite...
Located 25 km from ChâteauponsacFrom 275 € to 400 € per week 

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Logis Hôtel Bellevue - Hotel in ChâteauponsacLogis Hôtel Bellevue     
Just 1 km from the centre of Bessines sur Gartempe, Logis Hôtel Bellevue is 38 km north of Limoges. It offers soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi access and air conditioning. All of...
Located 7.4 km from ChâteauponsacRoom from 62 €
Manoir Henri IV - Hotel in ChâteauponsacManoir Henri IV     
Set in a 16th-century manor, Manoir Henri IV offers a shaded terrace overlooking the park. A buffet breakfast is prepared every day and the guest rooms include free Wi-Fi access. Decorated...
Located 7.4 km from ChâteauponsacRoom from 76 €
Inter-Hotel de France - Hotel in ChâteauponsacInter-Hotel de France     
Situated in Bessines-sur-Gartempe, in the heart of Limousin, Inter-Hotel de France offers modern rooms all equipped with balconies or terraces. It features a traditional restaurant...
Located 7.5 km from ChâteauponsacRoom from 60 €

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