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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Corrèze

Vigeois - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Corrèze

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).

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.3790690 (N 45° 22’ 45”)
Longitude1.5162770 (E 1° 30’ 59”)
AltitudeFrom 227m to 452m
Surface area43.25 km²
Population1260 inhabitants
Density29 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTulle (31 km, 34 min)
Insee code19285
IntercommunalityCC du Pays d'Uzerche
TerritoryLimousin, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Perpezac-le-Noir8.3 km (12 min)
Uzerche8.4 km (10 min)
Troche9.4 km (10 min)
Saint-Pardoux-Corbier10 km (16 min)
Espartignac10.8 km (13 min)
Orgnac-sur-Vézère11.1 km (14 min)
Saint-Martin-Sepert11.3 km (16 min)
Saint-Ybard11.4 km (16 min)
Saint-Pardoux-l'Ortigier12.3 km (14 min)
Saint-Bonnet-l'Enfantier12.3 km (18 min)
Saint-Jal12.4 km (13 min)
Lagraulière13.4 km (16 min)
Beyssac13.9 km (18 min)
Lubersac14.1 km (24 min)
Sadroc14.4 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

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Events and festivities


Vigeois, the old bridge
Vigeois, the old bridge
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Vigeois, overview
Vigeois, overview
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Abbey Vigeois, overview
Abbey Vigeois, overview
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Abbey Vigeois
Abbey Vigeois
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Old Bridge
Old Bridge
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Lake Pontcharral, the beach
Lake Pontcharral, the beach
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Lake Pontcharral, promenade
Lake Pontcharral, promenade
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Abbey, sculpture
Abbey, sculpture
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Parkway Mills
Parkway Mills
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Walk along Vézère
Walk along Vézère
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Friday 22 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 22°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 25°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 26°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 (29 km)
2-9 day hike with a donkey
Nature and the great outdoors138 € to 599 € Ligneyrac (36 km)
Birch sap farm
Arts and Crafts30 € to 50 € Eymoutiers (42 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The vineyards
HikeIntermediate3h00Concèze (13.7 km)
From Saint-Mesmin to the Savignac-Lédrier forges
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Mesmin (24 km)
The fountains and bread ovens tour
HikeIntermediate5h00Sérilhac (36 km)
Nexon Castle Park
HikeIntermediate1h15Nexon (42 km)
Puy de Mont Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Vayrac (50 km)


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