Located at the crossroads of regions Limousin, Quercy, Périgord and Auvergne, Pays de Beaulieu offers a wide range of landscapes and activities. Rich in history and architecture, you will discover many Romanesque churches, a leading vernacular, and the presence of humans in the area since 50 000 years of Neanderthal Museum. Unspoilt nature and authenticity of the rural heritage of the Pays de Beaulieu are a place to live, at their own pace, calmly and intently.
Born of a medieval fishing village in the year 855, Beaulieu offers visitors the abbey church of Saint-Pierre, a masterpiece of Romanesque art known for its eardrum and its rich treasury (the Virgin and Child 12th century, enamel reliquary of the 13th century), its narrow streets and timbered houses. On the Waterfront, the chapel of the Penitents is reflected in the Dordogne. A few kilometers away, stands the castle of yew Estresses and millennia.
Hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, fishing and all activities proposed by the Nature Station Sports will delight the most athletic, barge rides, guided tours, exhibitions, concerts for lovers of culture , town festivals, entertainment in bars, dancing and fireworks to the revelers, flea markets and yard sales for bargain hunters, traditional fairs and markets, country markets animated for the most demanding ... Many festivities mark the seasons and host Pays de Beaulieu.
Guided tours for individuals, during spring break and Toussaint, and from mid-June to late September on Tuesdays at 10:30 - extra visit on Wednesday at 10:30 am from mid-July to mid August (registration to the Office of Tourism - canceled if less than 5 participants). Groups all year by appointment.
Walks: in barge: The barge "Adele and Clarissa," the name of the last setter Beaulieu, was built according to ancient methods, on the banks of Beaulieu in 2002. A sign on the dock tells you the progress of the project. This 1:15 commented trip you will discover the history of the boats on the Dordogne and the old life in the Valley before the dams. Navigation from May 1 to October 31, subject to the prefectural authorities and the level of river water. By reservation for groups. For individuals: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 15h in May and October, every day at 15h in June and September (ticket to the tourist office - book before 12 am - canceled if fewer than five people). In July and August, starts at 10:30 am (except Sunday), 15h, 16h30 and 18h (tickets at the pier). Themed walks are also held, by reservation (walks, gourmet tours).