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Saint-Victurnien

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Vienne

Saint-Victurnien - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Vienne
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Built on a hillside on the banks of the Vienne, Saint-Victurnien is a peaceful city that has been maintaining and enhancing the evidence of his past.

The common Saint-Victurnien owes its name to a hermit who, according to legend, lived in the forest that covered the banks of the Vienne, in the 5th century in this valley called dark. No written tradition only tells the life and death of the hermit. Its existence is mentioned for the first time in the tenth power by the religious authorities but his identity has never been established. We know only that he had also run. If one refers to the disputes existing at that time in Britain (the names have been used in Britain until later), it is reasonable to think that he came to get some peace in the valley and very soon it adopts a Latin name: Victorinus, the patois of Languedoc was pronounced "Vartunio. The hermit died near the present fountain next to the crossing (Street Ballet). The tombs of hermits are quickly becoming the place for pilgrimages. Legend has it that the "Vartunio" has made cures. The pilgrims come in great numbers. To make travel safe, patients were grouped, and pilgrimages arise. The "dark valley" offers the pilgrims came for healing prayer and a sarcophagus for a fountain drink. So for them to get away during their stay, the cottages are born early, some used as an inn. The material needs are assured, think about the spiritual, a small wooden church was born, near the tomb. Over time, and braving the storms, the village moves, the woods gradually destroyed, are replaced with grass planted on the heights. An ancient road connecting Limoges to Saint-Junien, along the banks of the Vienne, trails link together the small communities that form slowly from the church. The latter was enlarged in the 13th and 14th centuries

Thus was born the village will continue to grow over the centuries. It is now a rich heritage that we invite you to discover by browsing the beautiful town.

Saint-Victurnien is also part of the 13 localities ostentatious department. Every seven years the saint's relics are carried in procession through the village decorated. The next Ostensions take place in 2016.

Saint-Victurnien is now public services: post office, railway station, a bus service, a library, a primary school and kindergarten, nursery school died, a recreation center, a music school integrated the community of municipalities, as well as numerous shops, crafts, health professionals, accommodation, and 24 different associations ...

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Victurnien
Postcode87420
Latitude45.8779340 (N 45° 52’ 41”)
Longitude1.0132429 (E 1° 0’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 172m to 323m
Surface area21.04 km²
Population1789 inhabitants
Density85 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLimoges (23 km, 28 min)
Insee code87185
IntercommunalityCC Vienne Glane
DepartmentHaute-Vienne
RegionLimousin

Nearest cities & towns

Sainte-Marie-de-Vaux4.5 km (9 min)
Saint-Brice-sur-Vienne5 km (6 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Jussac6 km (8 min)
Saint-Yrieix-sous-Aixe6.9 km (10 min)
Cognac-la-Forêt7.2 km (12 min)
Oradour-sur-Glane8 km (12 min)
Veyrac8.9 km (13 min)
Saint-Junien9.5 km (13 min)
Chaillac-sur-Vienne11.4 km (16 min)
Saint-Gence12.1 km (13 min)
Javerdat13.2 km (17 min)
Saint-Priest-sous-Aixe13.7 km (18 min)
Saint-Cyr14.6 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

View on the Vienna and the bridge from the terrace of the church
View on the Vienna and the bridge from the terrace of the church
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View of the bridge and the church
View of the bridge and the church
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View on the bridge and the church
View on the bridge and the church
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The lantern of the dead
The lantern of the dead
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View on the campaign Holy victurniaude
View on the campaign Holy victurniaude
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Country view Holy victurniaude
Country view Holy victurniaude
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View on the campaign Holy victurniaude
View on the campaign Holy victurniaude
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View on the Vienna
View on the Vienna
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View on the Vienna
View on the Vienna
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Weather

Wednesday 27 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 21°C
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Thursday 28 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 22°C
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Friday 29 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Center of memory in Oradour-sur-Glane (5 km).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse ride or trek in Vienne
Nature and the great outdoors16 € to 170 € Le Vigeant (46 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Nexon Castle Park
HikeIntermediate1h15Nexon (26 km)
The Three Spires
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Léger-la-Montagne (36 km)
La Vallade loop
HikeEasy3h30Saint-Saud-Lacoussière (40 km)
Banks of the Tardoire
HikeEasy1h30Eymouthiers (45 km)
Trotte-Renard Mill
Village visitEasy1h30Bunzac (55 km)

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Hotels