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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Vigeois
Insee code19285
AltitudeFrom 227 to 452 meters
Surface43.25 km²
Population1248 inhabitants
Density28 inhabitants/km²


National labelPerpezac-le-Noir at 8.3 km (12 min)
Chief townTulle (at 31 km, 34 min)Uzerche at 8.4 km (10 min)
DepartmentCorrèzeTroche at 9.4 km (10 min)
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It is a village built on a hillside overlooking the valley of the Vézère. Vigeois has spread to the other side with a 12th-century Old Bridge. The town considered one of the villages of character of Corrèze, owes its existence to an ancient abbey. The village name is a name of Gallic origin evokes the place where is located an inhabited place.

Vigeois is one of the oldest known sites in Lower Limousin: an abbey founded in the 6th century given the nucleus of life, but will be devastated many times over the centuries. In the 12th century feudal life softens. Geoffroy du Breuil, said Vigeois writes his columns.

Witnesses of the distant past, the abbey church and the Old Bridge, also known as Bridge of English (both historical monuments). Excavations in the spring of 1993, discovery of remains Merovingians, some of which are visible in the church (sarcophagi).

The story continues. Vigeois became a village in bloom. Its houses with slate roofs surround the remarkable Romanesque abbey church of the 12th century.

A 2 km from the town, towards the main road by Brive 7, in a green valley stretches Pontcharal Lake (15 ha). Below the dam holding, we see the old floor of the pond of the monks of the abbey that was gutted in the revolution by the angry residents. On the edge of the lake to enjoy the pleasures of water, a sandy beach 200 m long with a lifeguard in July and August back three acres of "green range" shady, diving, pedal boats, bowling, volleyball, restaurants, shaded picnic. Areas are reserved for anglers (trout, gudgeon, carp, roach ...). A hiking trail, easy to browse, went around the lake (2.8 km).


  • Abbey:
  • The Abbey Vigeois is one of the most valuable examples of art and architecture novels Bas Limousin (capitals in particular) and has been classified a historical monument July 12, 1886.
  • The bedside meets a precious balance between the chapels of the transept and choir of those. The roof of the apse and chapels based on supported by carved corbels, cornice all different, depending on the imagination of the artists who represented grimacing or humorous characters. On each side of the apse rise two towers containing the access to the attic stairs. The tower is located above the north transept. It is served by an input lobed and decorated with two statues door - Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
  • Bridge of English:
  • The Old Bridge Vigeois on the Vézère, called "English Bridge" built before the end of the 14th century (100 Years War: 1337-1431), is built in crazy paving. It is equipped with cutwaters almond. Furthermore, the buttresses provide downstream seat batteries.
  • It is a listed building since 14 November 1969. Has been beautifully restored in 2004/2005.
  • If millennium:
  • Near the abbey, located in the grounds of the local school, is an If-old from 1100 to 1400 years. It is possible that this tree dates from the 6th century, ie the period of the founding of the abbey in Saint Yrieix.
  • Being located 60 meters east of the abbey church, if this was perhaps originally a funeral tree: it is possible that it has been planted in the cemetery of the abbey. It would have symbolized eternity and immortality of the soul.
  • Remarkable This tree has been awarded "Tree" in May 2000.
  • Pontcharal Lake (15 ha):
  • Sandy beach 200 m long (supervised swimming in July and August).
  • 1.5 hectare "green beach" shaded.
  • Diving, pedal boats, bowling, volleyball, snacks, shaded picnic.
  • Reserved for fishermen Zones (trout, gudgeon, carp, roach ...).
  • Hiking, easy to navigate, circling the lake (2.8 km).
  • For children to discover the village in a playful way, a booklet games called'' Tell me'' Vigeois is available at City Hall and the offices of the Office de Tourisme (Uzerche and Vigeois). Visit having fun, this is the motto!
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Vigeois
MonumentsAbbey Saint-Pierre


  • Walk Jacques Deschamps, starting Lake (Pontcharal): 3rd Sunday of May.
  • Festival de la Vézère in July or August in the abbey (classical music).
  • Petanque: petanque competitions every Friday in July and August Street Old Yew.
  • The book in all its forms: in July.
  • Bal People July 13.
  • Day to Vigeois: 1st weekend of August. Fairground attractions, parade of floats, shooting fireworks.
  • Garage sale: 2nd Sunday of August.
  • Beer Festival in August.
  • Agricultural show the canton Vigeois: August (in 2014 in the town of Perpezac-le-Black).
  • Heritage Days in September.
  • Bicycle Race in September.
  • Day and apple pudding: November 1st.
  • Exchange toys.
  • Christmas Market.


  • Uzerche: Pearl of the Limousin, the possibility of canoeing, rafting, mountain biking, climbing, archery, kite.
  • Orgnac-sur-Vézère: Castle Comborn. Possible visit by appointment (information +33 5 55 73 77 23).
  • Donzenac, the charm of a medieval city. Heritage Tour booklet and games for children of the city available for free at the Tourist Office.
  • Allassac and five churches.
  • Pompadour: Castle, National Stud, stud ... Horse racing, obstacles.
  • Segur-le-Château: village classified''most beautiful villages in France.''
  • The road to the Valley of the Vézère.
  • Go on walking paths in Sadroc, Saint-Pardoux-l'Ortigier, summer, Saint-Bonnet-l'Enfantier, Orgnac-sur-Vézère Donzenac and to discover the wealth of these villages.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Treetop trail - barefoot pathsNature and the outdoors19 €Ussac (20 km)

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French cuisine restaurantL'Auberge sur Vézère  
dropoff window The Auberge sur Vezere located in the heart of Corrèze, in a green setting. Only minutes from Brive-la-Gaillarde, enjoy the quiet of the countryside. It serves authentic...
Located 18.8 km from Vigeois34 € per person 

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House with 5 bedroomsBois-viel    
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Located 7.2 km from Vigeois66 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsFerme de la Borde    
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Located 8 km from Vigeois54 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa vieille Grange Chambre d'Hôte    
Lagraulière is a quiet village in the heart of Corrèze. Located on the outskirts of Lagraulière, this former barn has four rooms available 16 m ² to 28 m ², all equipped with televisions...
Located 10.1 km from VigeoisFrom 51 € to 70 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsLe Limaçon
Le Limacon, a cottage in a renovated barn with a great view over the French countryside. In La Grange Vieille, a small hamlet in western Corrèze,. Lounge / kitchen with a woodburner,...
Located 6.1 km from VigeoisFrom 350 € to 575 € per week 
Villa for 8 personsL'Ancienne Ecole Troche  
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Located 6.2 km from VigeoisFrom 755 € to 1455 € per week 
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Located 6.8 km from VigeoisFrom 1000 € to 2000 € per week 

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78 places over 3 haCamping municipal du lac de pontcharal    
78 places to 100 m are located on nearly 3 acres of lawn, a gently sloping, the other on the terrace overlooking the lake. Erables Lacina, birch trees and hedges surround the charming....
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25 places over 5 haCamping du Bois Coutal 
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25 places over 1,5 haLe Domaine Bleu   
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Located 7.4 km from Vigeois13 € per day 

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Located 6.2 km from VigeoisRoom from 85 €
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Located 6.6 km from Vigeois

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