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.