Salignac-Eyvigues, chief town of the district, close to employment areas of Sarlat, the TERRASON, Brive and Souillac, is at the crossroads of three regions: Aquitaine, Limousin and Midi-Pyrenees.
Looking ahead, the village is known to enhance its rich cultural and architectural heritage. The dynamism of its agriculture and handicrafts, the presence of virtually all professions and all services, explain the steady increase of its population.
In the township, you will meet many producers of foie gras, cheeses, poultry and meat but also artisans.
The ramparts of the castle Salignac no longer defend the village clinging to its rocky, but this proud building of the 12th and 13th centuries, belonging to the family of Salignac Fenelon, reflects her past.
The old streets in the warm colors of the stone, which conceal the secrets of the former convent of Crosier (XIII), leading to the hall and the Gothic church where we admire the way of the cross.
Eyrignac Gardens, the outdoor museum, trails for hiking and exploring, sports (swing golf, karting, horse riding) are all assets for the good life in the Black Perigord.
Country Farmers Market: Tuesday morning from April to September.
Market producers in countries with the possibility to eat on site: Friday evenings in July and August from 17h.
Days Orchids: early May to the gardens of the manor Eyrignac. Tropical orchid exhibition, workshops and diagnostic care, technical division and repotting plants, known for its orchids raise (diagnostics on orchids visitors), panel discussion at the cinema Eyrignac (next to the exposure).
In July-August, organized walks with visits to farms.
Festival of Traditional Crafts: late July-early August.
Round the villages: a weekend of hiking - mid-October.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Beautiful small village in the Black Perigord, Archignac is located a few kilometers from the Lot and Correze. In the village, the steps of the walker, leading him to the beautiful church with a mixture of Gothic-Romanesque houses a splendid 'Life of Jesus "17 paintings offered by the painter Marcel Deviers.
By taking the local roads, you can also discover beautiful lofts and houses of character. Several manors scattered across the country are through to enjoy the footpaths particularly pleasant to be surveyed.
Borrèze married his fate to a valley and a river dominated by towering limestone hills covered with heath, typical vegetation of the mesa. The history of this village is lost in the mists of time thanks to the discovery of ancient stone tombs.
Borrèze revolves around the Gothic church of the 13th century and restored in the sixteenth. You can admire the winding streets of beautiful Renaissance facades with a tower in the village school. At the corner of your visit, in the picturesque hamlets, you'll find solid homes with architecture featuring stone often pigeon, lintels and stone barns with arched doors. The valley was a huge activity watermills. A dozen of which are still the 16th "in Janicot" (private use).
The story goes that St. Louis went Borrèze regularly to get to Rocamadour. An anecdote tells that wonderful story, in passing one day of harvest, the procession stopped in St. Louis and asked to drink. A farmer put a basket on her head filled with grapes and offered the king on his horse. St. Louis bowed to the kindness and gave him a shield in appreciation. This shield was long kept in the family.
Jayac is a small village in Perigord equidistant from Sarlat, Brive and Souillac. There is a tasty mix of farmland and forests of oak, hornbeam and chestnut.
If the name Jayac appears for the first time in 1251, the village retains few traces of its history, outside of a dungeon, square tower of the 12th or 13th century, the only remaining (with a caption on the Underground) the feudal castle.
The church dedicated to St. Julien is located in the center of town. From the Roman era, it has maintained a choir columns and carved capitals. His aspect is probably due to the work that has changed its original appearance.
At the extreme limit of the Black Perigord, the common shares Nadaillac landscapes rocky limestone plateau with the Corrèze and Lot nearby. The village, agglomerated around its fortified Romanesque church, is worth your time you stop for a ride. Recently renovated, it has many vestiges of the past that you discover random cobblestone streets.
Outside the school of architecture typical of the third republic, you will follow the dry stone wall of the old rectory garden where love is the town hall, resolutely modern. You then climb up the dark street, named in memory of black prince, son of Edward III, winner of Jean Le Bon at Poitiers in 1356. You can still see the arms of Richard the Lionheart on the lintel of the door of the house, where according to legend, the Black Prince stayed. Republic Square, redeveloped, an elegant square dovecote adorns the top of the arched gate of an old noble house. Strolling through the Barry High, you will discover, among other windowing mullioned Gothic or Renaissance or gable decorated with twin bays. Revenues up the Republic, you will see a curious octagonal tower of the 16th century surmounted by a pigeon to the original roof and the heavy slate roof of a house from the 15th century. Well instead of leaving your right, you go up the street from the porch and win by a long archway the pretty garden of the church. Feel free to visit: it presents an interesting furniture from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Pleasant walks lead you to the Fountain of Beauty, "the abyss of Leyge or windmill, and thence to one of its many hamlets in the surrounding hills, also rich in local heritage. However, Nadaillac does not live in the memories of a past she has certainly preserved or restored with a constant concern for authenticity: it also offers its residents and tourists who know it all stop services of a common modern.
Small rural village of 269 inhabitants where one can still find a thriving farming and diversified among dairy farmers, cattle pigs, waterfowl, cereals, nuts, truffles several farms will offer their products (poultry, vegetables, foie gras and canned) that are local honor.
At the bend of the road, the visitor discovers an unspoilt countryside, a small built heritage is still very present and diversified (Bories, cross, washing, stoves, porches, lofts ...), beautiful old homes restored with authenticity.
12th century Romanesque church (listed in the inventory of historical monuments on 10.04.1939) and the cross of Faurie (listed in the inventory of historical monuments on 01/05/1948) dating from 1515.
In 1824, two municipalities named respectively "St. Crispin" and "Carlucet" come together to form Saint-Crépin-et-Carlucet. Of course, since that time, our campaigns have changed, but this small town of 418 inhabitants, dynamic and growing, is proud of its two towers and its architectural heritage.
Assuming Poujol, having left some beautiful houses with tiled roofs, the road descends to St. Crispin. You will be surprised to discover, nestled in the valley, the Manor Lacypierre (XVI), which has inspired many painters. From the top of the hill, we see also the steeple of the church, located a few meters below. The village square is decorated with a fountain and a 18th century stone ordeal. A few kilometers, the friendly village of Carlucet is perched on a hillside. The Church of St. Anne's XI, The Romano-Byzantine houses a magnificent reredos and an old font. Leaning against the church, discover a graveyard of the rarest, surrounded by a high wall and its enfeus.
Hiking trails criss-crossing the country an opportunity to discover Bories, calvaries, laundries but also local agricultural products (tobacco, asparagus, farm produce, nuts ...).
Typical village located in the heart of the Périgord Black. It includes an important architectural stone and slate roofs. The church of the XII, the 13th century castle and the chapel of the 14th century, surrounded by many old buildings and beautifully restored. Friendly and diverse market Sunday morning when young, less young, local, and passing tourists encounter reflects the good life or to walk to Saint-Genies.
Sites found in the town: The Church of the 12th and 13th the castle with tiled roofs in the village in the heart of the village. The chapel of Cheylard 14th in the town. Small heritage (mills, laundries, walls and Bories). Old restored houses. Remarkable villages throughout the town.
We must also cite witnesses for the architectural development in previous centuries: churches, manor houses, old rectories, schools and farm and Eyvigues Eyben, attached to common Salignac.
Passing Eyvigues, returning from a walk on the trail of fountains, you linger in the old village of Eyvigues. You will find simplicity and authenticity. The village is still organized as 50 years ago although it has changed thanks to some new construction or renovation. Besides the church and the old school, two houses stand out: the gentleman at the bottom of the village with its ancient architecture and the old rectory built in the mid-19th floors with its singularity. The smaller houses are old farm houses still operating a few decades ago. The barns and buildings for cattle are suitable for subsistence agriculture. The status of plots crossed by paths and fountains still attests perceptibly a lifestyle that ended when the 50s. The abandonment of the fountain in 1952, is the event that best symbolized the end of the period.