Religious buildings

A wealth of religious buildings

The region abounds in churches of great artistic and architectural interest: Limousin Romanesque art in Aubazine, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Meymac, Tulle, Uzerche and Vigeois, the Rotunda in St Bonnet-la-Rivière, the bell tower in Palisse, carved altarpieces in Beynat, Lostanges and Naves, the painted tympanum in Saillac, and stained-glass windows by Chagall in Le Saillant de Voutezac, to name but a few.

Church Saint-Martial
Church Saint-Martial - LESTARDS
Thatched Templar church, the only one of its kind in the Limousin. Free access,
Collegiate church Saint Martin
Collegiate church Saint Martin - BRIVE LA GAILLARDE
Romanic church built from the 12th century, in the shape of Latin cross. Of this period remain the transept, the octagonal dome on pendants, a part of the head as well as an exceptional set of
Abbey church
Abbey church - VIGEOIS
Built on the site of the old priory, with a multifoiled northern door typical of the Limousin Romanesque style. Sculpted capitals;
Collegiate church Notre-Dame Saint-Pantaléon
Collegiate church Notre-Dame Saint-Pantaléon - TURENNE
Virgin, altarpiece of the high altar of the 'Tenderness of the Father', drink sculptured and gilded. Stalls of the choir. Chapel Saint-Pantaléon: niche glazed under the altar stone sheltering a
Aubazine Abbey
Aubazine Abbey - AUBAZINE
Built by St Étienne and his companions in the 12C and affiliated to the Cistercian order in 1147, the abbey comprises several monastic buildings which house a chapter room, scriptorium, kitchen and
Church Saint-Gilles and Saint-Georges
Church Saint-Gilles and Saint-Georges - TARNAC
The Romanesque church of Tarnac date for its oldest parts of the twelfth century. It is under the patronage of St George (a shield representing the knight slaying the dragon adorns the front door).
Chapelle Saint-Blaise
Chapelle Saint-Blaise - ARNAC POMPADOUR
Built in the 16C as a collegiate church by Geoffroy de Pompadour, the bishop of Le Puy, St-Blaise chapel is the parish church of the Pays de Pompadour. As part of its restoration, the chapel interior
Saint-Pierre Abbey church
Saint-Pierre Abbey church - BEAULIEU SUR DORDOGNE
This Benedictine abbey was founded in the 9th c. by Raoul de Turenne, Archbishop of Bourges. It is one of the most remarkable monastic churches of the Limousin Romanesque style. The glory of the
Cathedral cloister
Cathedral cloister - TULLE
Visit the Notre-Dame de Tulle cathedral cloister, which boasts a delightfully calm and peaceful ambience despite its location right in the town centre. Now a popular subject of amateur artists, this
Church Saint-Bonnet-Larivière
Church Saint-Bonnet-Larivière - SAINT BONNET LA RIVIERE
A very rare example of a church in the shape of a rotunda, identical to that of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Free access every day from 7h30 to
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St Peter Church
St Peter Church (XIIth and XVth centuries). Limousin octagonal bell tower with a square base, early XIIth century. Portal with tympanum on the theme of the Ascension Day, mid XIIth century. Bedside
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Church Saint-Pierre
Church Saint-Pierre - UZERCHE
Built by the Benedictine monks in the 11C and 12C, this church is a good example of the Limousin Romanesque style, with its narrow side aisles, transept, choir, ambulatory and apsidioles.
Church - SAILLAC
Doorway with a polychromic Tympanum representing the Adoration of the Magi. A hunting scene is depicted on the cabled pier. Free entrance. Guided tours by prior arrangement for groups(on booking only)
Saint-Robert Romanic church
Saint-Robert Romanic church - SAINT ROBERT
12th-century abbey church. The nave was destroyed during the religious wars. 16th-century statue of St Antoine, in limestone and sandstone. 13th-century wooden crucifix. Wrought-iron cross on the
Eglise de Palisse
Eglise de Palisse - PALISSE
Monumental cross
Monumental cross - PEROLS SUR VEZERE
A la Saulière, remarquable croix maltaise du 15ème et 16ème siècle, à long fût. Sur l'avers : Christ en croix, au jambes croisées. Au revers : Vierge à l'enfant sculptée sur le fût et non au
Monumental cross of the Aries or the Knight Templars
Monumental cross of the Aries or the Knight Templars - PEYRELEVADE
Saillant chapel
Saillant chapel - VOUTEZAC
Inside the chapel, there are stained glass windows of Chagall (1887-1985). They evoke the raw values ​​of man in nature. The artist played on the light by a dialogue between the colored
Abbey church of the old Cistercian Monastery
Abbey church of the old Cistercian Monastery - AUBAZINE
A listed historic monument since 1914, this 12C Romanesque abbey church is striking for its typically Cistercian simplicity and is crowned by a Limousin-style octagonal bell tower. It also houses the
Sound and light show (15C entombment)
Sound and light show (15C entombment) - REYGADE
The cemetery chapel houses a 15C polychrome Entombment (the work of an unknown sculptor from the Toulouse School). Sound and Light show throughout the year, from 9am-10pm in season, and 9am-6pm at
Church Saint-Etienne
Church Saint-Etienne - LUBERSAC
Romanesque church with storiated capitals and magnificent wall paintings. Free access, from 10 am to 6 pm (5 pm in
Cathedral Notre-Dame
Cathedral Notre-Dame - TULLE
The cathedral, above the medieval heart of Tulle, contains spectacular works, such as the chancel stained glass window, the contemporary furniture, the massive pipe organ and the archeological crypt.
Priory of Saint-Michel des Anges
Priory of Saint-Michel des Anges - SAINT ANGEL
Guided tours: Dates: on Tuesday, June 30th, Tuesday, July 28th, Tuesday, 11 and August 25th, Tuesday, September 8th, at 10 am; all year on reservation for the groups. Meeting place: square of the
Church altarpiece St-Pierre ès liens
Church altarpiece St-Pierre ès liens - NAVES
A masterpiece created by the Duhamel brothers, two sculptors from Tulle, this altarpiece is carved from walnut and measures 14m in height and 12m in width. The 10 panels represent the episodes in the
L’ancienne abbatiale St-André et St-Léger (abbey church)
L’ancienne abbatiale St-André et St-Léger (abbey church) - MEYMAC
Part of a Benedictine monastery founded at the end of the 10C by Vicomte de Comborn, this abbey church was built during the 12C and 13C. Its bell tower houses a multifoiled doorway decorated in
Chapel of the Rat
Chapel of the Rat - PEYRELEVADE
Chapel Saint-Léonard
Chapel Saint-Léonard - PEROLS SUR VEZERE
It is situated in the village of Barsanges. Portal sober 12th century, bell tower with two bays. Look inside a remarkable vessel from the Gallo-Roman site of Cars and reused in baptismal font. On the