5 minutes from the A20 motorway, on a rocky promontory, Châteauponsac, Pearl Gartempe, green holiday resort, is ideal for travel or residence. This city of character, the monastic past where history has left its mark, invites you to discover. Church of St. Thyrse through the Faubourg du Moustier, the Roman road, you can stroll around the streets, admire the old traditional houses and landscapes. The trails will guide you through the woods to the curiosities of small heritage: stone sacrifice hole fairies, baptismal cranberry, fortified camp of Chégurat, laundry, called Roman bridge ...
The Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions Rene Baubérot:
Come Châteauponsac and make a trip back in time. Understanding the Limousin, is entering its history by visiting this museum.
Located in a former Benedictine priory of the 14th century, the first ethnographic museum in the Limousin has 24 rooms (900 m²) of rich and varied collections of everyday life in Limousin in 1900: kitchen limousine, girls rooms, carpenter's workshop , basket-maker, blacksmith ... The various reconstructions with very neat and modern models and scenery will seduce you at any age, and you will discover the roots of memory limousine. Each year a new ethnographic exhibition is presented in the appendix of the museum: Regional House.
Open from 14h to 18h every day from June 1 to September 30 and during school holidays.
Low season: Open Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
The Saint and the Museum Rene Thyrse Baubérot: listed building is in the 11th century that the Church of St. Thyrse was built. It forms a whole with the priory of the 14th century to replace the one that was built from the 11th century. It now houses the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions Rene Baubérot. Building on a rich and eventful past, these two buildings you reveal the secrets of history. The treasure of the church in the museum has a remarkable phylactery issued by the Order of Grandmont.
The Chapel of Our Lady of All Goodness: A place of pilgrimage, whose feast day is Whit Monday, the chapel already existed in the 13th century. We came here to pray to the Virgin for sick children, the nervous but also for peace and understanding among households. Desecrated and burned, it was restored and enlarged in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its shingled spire chestnut was renovated in the late 20th century.
Remains of the town: Châteauponsac is the foundation of its history since prehistoric times. The Gallo-Roman and medieval times have left their footprints: the Roman road and Roman bridge in the village said, several feudal mounds and some castle ruins Ventenat (fifteenth century).
The historic Châteauponsac is the Faubourg du Moustier, formerly called "Under the Moustier", ie, below the monastery, which dates from the 14th and was Benedictine. Currently these buildings house the rich museum of art and culture "René Baubérot". Le Moustier is the oldest neighborhood of Châteauponsac; the oldest house dates from the 11th century and is the birthplace of Dean which is 101. A tour of Moustier is a must!
The heritage enthusiasts, nature lovers and lovers of good work will be met. Indeed, the landscape of the town of Châteauponsac is lined with treasures that have succeeded through the centuries, they can discover in a hiking trail or along the road, must still find them as they s do not offer at first. The artisans also have the pleasure of opening the doors of their workshops to discover their passion and art.
Crafts: art turning wood, enamel sculpture, embroidery-cartonnage.