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Gargilesse-Dampierre

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre

Gargilesse-Dampierre - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre
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The village of Gargilesse-Dampierre, nestled in the lush, green Creuse valley and one of France's "Most Beautiful Villages", has always been a favourite haunt for artists, including the writer George Sand who loved going there to recharge her batteries.

The picturesque charm of the place continues to attract painters, sculptors and craftspeople today, as is demonstrated by the numerous studios and galleries that fill the village.

Walk around the church and château to explore the beautiful group of houses with pitched roofs.

Don't miss going to admire the art treasures in Notre-Dame church, a beautiful Romanesque building containing no fewer than 120 historiated capitals! The crypt, located under the chevet, houses a 12th-century wooden Virgin and magnificent frescoes dating from the 13th to 16th centuries.

Also worth a visit is Villa Algira, a small house that was once George Sand's refuge and is today a museum dedicated to the novelist.

Every August, the Romanesque church of Gargilesse-Dampierre hosts a well-known harp festival.

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Gargilesse-Dampierre

Nestled on the edge of the department of Indre and the Creuse Valley, the village of Gargilesse-Dampierre is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. With a rich historical past literary and pictorial, thanks to the presence of George Sand, who attracted many friends in Gargilesse Parisian who liked to engage in the painting "plein air" on the banks of the Creuse.

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Gargilesse-Dampierre Castle
Gargilesse-Dampierre Castle
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Castle Gargilesse-Dampierre
Castle Gargilesse-Dampierre
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Houses of the village
Houses of the village
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Bell tower of Our Lady
Bell tower of Our Lady
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Crypt
Crypt
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Postern Gargilesse-Dampierre Castle
Postern Gargilesse-Dampierre Castle
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House of George Sand in Gargilesse-Dampierre
House of George Sand in Gargilesse-Dampierre
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House of George Sand in Gargilesse-Dampierre
House of George Sand in Gargilesse-Dampierre
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Small stream
Small stream
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George Sand's house
George Sand's house
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front of the castle
front of the castle
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13th-century frescoes in the crypt
13th-century frescoes in the crypt
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Pretty roofs
Pretty roofs
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Nice view of Gargilesse
Nice view of Gargilesse
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Overview
Overview
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View of the castle
View of the castle
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