Solignac

FRANCE LIMOIUSIN HAUTE-VIENNE Solignac Saint Pierre

Solignac (pop 1,350) is a medieval village that stands on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. It stands in the woody Briance Valley and is home to some outstanding medieval structures, including its fine little 12 century Roman bridge. Its best known feature is the sprawling Église Saint-Pierre- a 12th century church that is built in a Romanesque style, endowed with wide dome roofs and several antique sculptures. The village also has a fine little medieval Roman bridge.

FRANCE LIMOIUSIN HAUTE-VIENNE Château de Chalucêt

A few kilometres east of Solignac lies the ruins of Château de Chalucêt [Place de la Briance]- an old fortified castle that stood as a testament to the influence of the Viscounts of Limoges. Several excavations have taken place in thi
s site, clearing the space for visitors to have a breezy, hilltop walkthrough.

Le Vigen is also home to the Parc Reynou [Domain du Reynou, +33 555004000 ad/ch €12.80/9.20]- a large protected area that comprises of a safari and landscape park; basically an open plan zoo. The 35 hectare safari houses endangered species and engages in breeding programs to repopulate these dying breeds; while the landscape park is a 10 hectare space that houses 132 types of trees and plants. The landscaped park is built around a  château formerly owned by the Havilland family.

 

 

 


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SOLIGNAC:   1. Tourism Office  2. Église Saint-Pierre  3. Château de Chalucêt (south-east of map limits; zoom out 5 clicks)  4. Parc Reynou (east of map limits; zoom out 3 clicks)