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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Corrèze

Ségur-le-Château - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Corrèze

Nestling in a bend of the Auvézère, at the very heart of Corrèze, Ségur-le-Château was the homes of the first Viscounts of Limoges, who came to this "safe place" to erect their fortress. Its eventful history was also shaped by the presence of a court of appeal that was based there from the 15th to the 18th century. The many families of notable public figures, magistrates, knights and master craftsmen who made Ségur their home have left their mark on the place, to the delight of built heritage enthusiasts.

Now listed among the most beautiful villages of France, this charming medieval town really has plenty to appeal to walkers who enjoy old buildings. This is a most picturesque group, with its peaceful river, old houses and hilltop castle fort! Standing proudly on a rocky overhang, the latter has kept some imposing remains from the 12th century. Below, the old half-timbered houses with turrets built in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries testify to the village's heyday. The Henry IV house with mullioned windows, the timber-framed Boyer house with corbels and the St. Laurent Tower are just a few remarkable examples.

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Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Ségur-le-Château is located in the department of Corrèze. Situated on the peninsula of a loop of the Auvézère, it is not far from Brive-la-Gaillarde, on the border of Saint-Eloy-les-Tuileries. The village once housed the castle of the viscounts of Limoges and still today has a significant number of historic buildings.

Impossible not to make a visit of Ségur-le-Château when one spends a few days in Corrèze, under penalty of missing one of the jewels of the region. Rich of its medieval heritage, the village is one of the favorite of tourists of passage. History lovers will find their happiness, just like the lovers of old stones and outings in the great outdoors.

Things to see and do

Ségur-le-Château has a magnificent historical and architectural heritage that seduces all visitors who pass by.

The ruins of the castle of Segur, who gave his name to the city, has a beautiful chapel listed building. The castle itself was recorded in mid 2000. Today one can still see the viscount's castle and the aristocratic enclosure.

In the village of Ségur-le-Château, old houses abound. Some dating from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century and sometimes wood sides, are classified or listed historic monument: the house Henri IV, Saint Laurent tower, or a nice house fifteenth century tower, watch tower and half-timbered.

Listed historical monument, an oval barn dating from the eighteenth century stands in the village.

It is also possible to admire the beautiful church of Saint-Léger Baillargeau.

In the town, a nature trail and arboretum possible to appreciate the local fauna and flora.

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