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La Souterraine

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse

La Souterraine - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse
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Stopping point on the Way of St James (Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route), the medieval town of La Souterraine has a rich history and boasts a beautiful heritage, with its granite church, its fortifications and its old houses.

Built from the 11th to the 13th century by the monks of the abbey Saint-Martial de Limoges, the Notre-Dame church combines both Romanesque and Gothic styles. Its crypt, a former Gallo-Roman churchyard, can be visited in July and August.

Near the church stands the monumental Saint-Jean gateway dating from the 13th century, all that remains of the former ramparts.

Four kilometres from the historic centre, don't miss seeing imposing Bridiers tower, keep of a former fortress, and its medieval gardens. In August, this place is home to the Historic Fresco of Bridiers, a wonderful medieval show combining music, lights and fireworks, performed by over 300 actors in costume!

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La Souterraine

Ancient city founded by the monks of the Abbey of St Martial de Limoges, and counted some 5500 inhabitants, La Souterraine is a small town where life is good. It is a collection of shops and services in the greenery of the countryside Creusoise.

Located at the intersection of highways A20 and N145, served by railway line Paris-Toulouse, La Souterraine is the essential gateway to the Creuse and Limousin.

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Events and festivities

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Bridiers Historical Fresco
A big, historical night-time fresco in LimousinFrom 4 to 7 august 2017
Les Francophonies en Limousin
A festival of French-language artistic creation around the worldFrom 20 to 30 september 2017

Photos

Midsummer door
Midsummer door
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Castle Bridiers
Castle Bridiers
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The medieval heart of La Souterraine
The medieval heart of La Souterraine
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The Gallo-Roman crypt
The Gallo-Roman crypt
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The water's Cheix
The water's Cheix
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Market day in La Souterraine
Market day in La Souterraine
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The marketplace for La Souterraine
The marketplace for La Souterraine
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The church choir
The church choir
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La Souterraine, Ville Fleurie 3 flowers
La Souterraine, Ville Fleurie 3 flowers
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