Travel Guide - Holidays & Tourism in the Haute-Vienne

Tourism > Cities & Towns > Limousin > Haute-Vienne > Saint-Victurnien


 Tourism, holiday & travel in Saint-Victurnien
Insee code87185
AltitudeFrom 172 to 323 meters
Surface21.04 km²
Population1789 inhabitants
Density85 inhabitants/km²


Chief townLimoges (at 23 km, 28 min)Sainte-Marie-de-Vaux at 4.5 km (9 min)
DepartmentHaute-VienneSaint-Brice-sur-Vienne at 5 km (6 min)
RegionLimousinSearch another town


Near your destination


Please vote :
Create an itinerary around Saint-Victurnien   -   Link to this page


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 ...


  • The south porch of the church: The gate has three arches falling over a single frieze-decorated marquee balls hooks on one side and on the other hand, flat sheets of a type uncommon. Returns from archivolt coaching portal ends with small caps adorned with masks. The wooden door with two doors and transom, decorated with garlands of reasons, from the 17th century.
  • The paintings in the tomb (the altarpiece): A long slab of granite derived from the back of the altar as the altar and is bounded by a thick rim and decorated on the sides of small palmette capitals that recall the scenery of southern portal. Three scenes forming up the iconography of the triptych altarpiece painted: left, the Flagellation of Christ, the center, Calvary and to the right, the Holy Women at the tomb.
  • The lantern of the dead originally located north-west of the church, it stands today in the cemetery Saint-Victurnien. Dating from the 12th Century. Built on a square base, it affects the shape of a pier built in a beautiful material of granite, hollow in the center and topped by a lantern with four bays of arched, covered with a pyramidal roof. An opening eccentrically placed at breast height, allowed to hoist a lantern at the top thanks to a system of pulleys.
  • The "good fountain" Saint-Victurnien was recognized in the healing of mental illness. Located near his hermitage, the fountain, whose water had this virtue, attracted a crowd of patients who invoked after drinking water, the intercession of the saint in their favor.
  • The cross of Chataignolles: Place of devotion, the faithful hung on the cross the clothes had been in contact with the body parts affected by disease to achieve cure.
  • The stone measurement: A rare copy reused building material, is visible on the facade of a house in the village. That block of granite on the face side present, five pockets including four half-spherical shape and a rectangular shape. Each is different capacity. It is probably a stone as grain.
  • Recreation:
  • Two hiking trails.
  • Base Canoeing with organized raids.
  • School of paddling.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Saint-Victurnien
MonumentsVillage martyr d'Oradour-sur-Glane


  • The last weekend of April: Festival "and half". Home of a French region, traditional music and dance.
  • The Saturday after July 14: Grand fireworks and garden party on the banks of the Vienne.
  • From July 14 to August 15: "The Summertime". Exhibition of paintings, sculptures, works of art in the halls of City Hall.


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


View on the Vienna and the bridge from the terrace of the churchView on the Vienna and the bridge from the terrace of the church
View of the bridge and the churchView of the bridge and the church
View on the bridge and the churchView on the bridge and the church
The lantern of the deadThe lantern of the dead
View on the campaign Holy victurniaudeView on the campaign Holy victurniaude
Country view Holy victurniaudeCountry view Holy victurniaude
View on the campaign Holy victurniaudeView on the campaign Holy victurniaude
View on the ViennaView on the Vienna
View on the ViennaView on the Vienna



Best places of the Haute-Vienne
Best places of Limousin
Photos of the Haute-Vienne to view and download
Photos of Limousin to view and download


Saturday 31 January
Min. 1°C - Max. 4°C
Sunday 1 February
Min. -1°C - Max. 3°C
Monday 2 February
Min. -1°C - Max. 4°C


French cuisine restaurantRestaurant Lauryvan  
The Lauryvan is a very nice little restaurant with several dining rooms and lounges for you in this restaurant you can taste delicious traditional cuisine. These salons will allow you...
Located 8.7 km from Saint-Victurnien31 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantPizzeria Beausoleil   SPECIAL OFFER
un peu de cuisine italienne - pizzeria
Located 9.7 km from Saint-Victurnien28 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Chapelle Saint Martin  
Calm and elegance you expect La Chapelle Saint Martin. Located a few kilometers from Limoges, the hotel-restaurant Relais & Châteaux delight palates and supporters of the campaign....
Located 12.8 km from Saint-Victurnien70 € per person 

All restaurants around Saint-Victurnien


House with 5 bedroomsLe Moulin de la Fauvette    
We are situated in the heart of La Fauvette, a small hamlet only 3 km from the very historic town of Oradour sur Glane in the region of the Limousin. Mike and Amanda welcome you to...
Located 8.2 km from Saint-VicturnienFrom 55 € to 85 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes Le Queyroix-Martin     NEW
The Queyroix Martin is a haven of peace and tranquility where you can breathe fresh air, listen to the birds sing and relax and recharge your batteries. The guest house offers three...
Located 15.8 km from Saint-VicturnienFrom 65 € to 70 € the double room 
Castle with 5 bedroomsChâteau de La Chabroulie  
Only 5 km from Limoges center, that is the spot to stay, from here you can start your visit of the area, The Owners will help you to make a memorable journey in the Limousine regio...
Located 18.4 km from Saint-VicturnienFrom 90 € to 100 € the double room 

All bed & breakfasts around Saint-Victurnien


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 13.9 km from Saint-VicturnienFrom 275 € to 400 € 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 14 km from Saint-VicturnienFrom 315 € to 440 € per week 
Chalet for 8 personsDomaine de la ribiere
For your family vacation, cottage of 75 m² to 35 m² Annex 6 adults and two children, 3 bedrooms, terraces (covered and outdoor), fitted kitchen, en-suite, garage, surrounded by garden,...
Located 19.7 km from Saint-VicturnienFrom 990 € to 1250 € per week 

All vacation rentals around Saint-Victurnien


25 places over 1 haParc Verger    
Located in the heart of France easily near the A20 and a few kilometers from the N21 Parc Verger is run by Bob and Di Banks in a beautiful part of the Perigord Limousin Natural Park....
Located 19.4 km from Saint-Victurnien16 € per day 

All campsites around Saint-Victurnien


L'Azur Hotel Citotel - Hotel in Saint-VicturnienL'Azur Hotel Citotel    
Close to the Limoges Bellegarde Airport, L'Azur Hotel Citotel offers soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi access. A free, secure garage is provided on site. Each guest room has a flat-screen...
Located 6.2 km from Saint-VicturnienRoom from 59 €
Inter-Hotel Le Boeuf Rouge - Hotel in Saint-VicturnienInter-Hotel Le Boeuf Rouge     
Welcoming, fully restored and situated 6 miles from Oradour-sur-Glane, the hotel offers quiet accommodation and seminar rooms. Inter-Hotel Le Boeuf Rouge offers the ideal location...
Located 8.7 km from Saint-VicturnienRoom from 72 €
Logis Hotel Le Relais De Comodoliac - Hotel in Saint-VicturnienLogis Hotel Le Relais De Comodoliac     
Overlooking the town of Saint Junien and its hills, this hotel is located 24 km from Limoges. It offers rooms with flat-screen TVs with Canal+, free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms. The...
Located 9.2 km from Saint-VicturnienRoom from 72 €

All hotels around Saint-Victurnien

Le Green Saint Lazare
Le Green Saint Lazare is located next to a golf course complex in Limoges, just 3 km from the city centre. It offers en suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi...
Airline ticket prices
Search for and compare your ticket
Unique Restaurants in Haute-Vienne
Select and compare your restaurant online
Hotels Haute-Vienne
Book your hotel online and take advantage of our special offers!
Bed & Breakfast Ads
B&B ads with photos, search by criteria