French commune located in the Massif Central, Eygurande is a small village that takes place in New Aquitaine, in the department of Corrèze. It is located at about 750 meters of altitude, bordering the Puy-de-Dôme and the Creuse.
Ancient prehistoric site, the village of Eygurande has been occupied since the Gallo-Roman era, as evidenced by some vestiges found on the spot. That which was the châtellenie of the lords of Ussel during the Middle Ages also knew a change of name to the French Revolution to become The Mountain.
Today, the municipality is best known for its religious architectural heritage. Its mountainous and volcanic landscapes also provide outdoor tourism, while gastronomy enthusiasts will be seduced by cheeses produced locally such as the Fourme des Chanterelles, the blue or the Meule.
Built in the early 1940s, the chapel of Our Lady of Eygurande, also known as the Virgin and Child, is still the object of a pilgrimage every first Sunday in September. Not far away, it is possible to admire the fountain of devotion to the Virgin. Covered by an old millstone and closed by a wooden leaf, it was used for devotion in the first half of the 18th century. Like the chapel, it is an important place of pilgrimage to the Virgin.
Built in the 14th century and modified in the 17th century, the church of Saint-Loup-de-Limoges presents a charming Romanesque style that attracts the eye.
Walking through the village, you can also discover a granite drinking fountain, or a notary's house also called the Choriol tower. Built at the end of the 16th century, the building underwent many modifications in the 19th century. Do not miss the mill Puyloubec, built in the second half of the nineteenth century. Fully rebuilt a few years later, he saw the roof of his roof being replaced by fibro-cement.
Eygurande also has an important natural heritage to discover the time of marked hikes. Note particularly the massif Agriers, a very pleasant forest. Spread over nearly 600 hectares, it features a 360 ° orientation table in the Puy du Vareyron, an arboretum, relaxation areas, and the Plaines des Filles, a monument rich in local legends.
Built in the 1970s, the Abeille lagoon offers plenty of entertainment, and you can enjoy several Gallo-Roman vestiges in the surrounding area, such as the Charraud bridge or the Montcheny site. The village also has a menhir.
The weekly market is held every Sunday morning. Every Monday, at the end of the afternoon, a market of local producers is proposed in July and August.
Every two years, even years, Eygurande hosts the International Festival of Animal Art in August. Animations and exhibitions are offered.
In November, the Boudin festival offers tastings and musical entertainment.