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Égletons, the city in the country!

His motto "Inania pello" I reject the vain things.

In the Middle Ages, Égletons, walled city became the capital of the manor of Ventadour. The Lord of Ventadour allows the city to administer itself in the 13th century: Égletons becomes a free city. Its bell tower and its walls still bear witness to the medieval past of the city. 17th to 19th century the town became known thanks to its large families provide many significant (military, doctors, lawyers, members ...) retain Octave Lacroix, poet, bookseller, publisher (advisor Sainte-Beuve, Vigny and Hugo), Edmond Vignard, a chemical engineer and prehistorian.

Égletons resurgent in 1929 with Charles Spinasse imagine that a large urban project in this city of modest size. The label "Heritage of the 20th Century" awarded by the Ministry of Culture in 2009 attests to the architectural and urban planning of the city.

Égletons, the national capital of education in the construction industry and public works, welcomed 3-4000 students and trainees each year. Dynamic city and looking to the future, Égletons also offers many opportunities for tourism and recreation.

Geographical information

Latitude45.4060180 (N 45° 24’ 22”)
Longitude2.0463779 (E 2° 2’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 533m to 800m
Surface area16.85 km²
Population5178 inhabitants
Density307 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTulle (34 km, 31 min)
Insee code19073
IntercommunalityCC de Ventadour
TerritoryLimousin, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Rosiers-d'Égletons4.9 km (7 min)
Moustier-Ventadour5.5 km (9 min)
Darnets7.8 km (9 min)
Soudeilles7.9 km (10 min)
Chapelle-Spinasse7.9 km (12 min)
Montaignac-Saint-Hippolyte8.6 km (10 min)
Saint-Yrieix-le-Déjalat9.7 km (13 min)
Péret-Bel-Air10.4 km (14 min)
Sarran10.7 km (15 min)
Vitrac-sur-Montane11.2 km (16 min)
Saint-Hilaire-Foissac11.6 km (15 min)
Maussac11.6 km (11 min)
Combressol13 km (13 min)
Le Jardin13 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


Saturday 23 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 22°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 24°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Les Têtes en l’air Adventure Park
Entertainment10 € to 19 € Saint-Priest-de-Gimel (17.4 km)
Sothys botanical and contemporary gardens
Nature and the great outdoors4 € to 6 € Auriac (24 km)
Horse ride in the Malesse Forest
Sports sensations18 € to 145 € Saint-Privat (33 km)
Wakeboarding with a water-skiing school
Sports sensations18 € Lanobre (36 km)
Birch sap farm
Arts and Crafts30 € to 50 € Eymoutiers (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The fountains and bread ovens tour
HikeIntermediate5h00Sérilhac (43 km)
Vassivière Lake walk
HikeEasy7h00Beaumont-du-Lac (44 km)
Village of Fontanges
Village visitEasy1h00Fontanges (48 km)
Crégut Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Saint-Genès-Champespe (53 km)
The vineyards
HikeIntermediate3h00Concèze (55 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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