Ségur-le-Château is situated on a peninsula formed by a loop in the River Auvézère and is, as its name says, a "secure place" in which the Viscounts of Limoges chose to set up their fortified castle. Although only a keep of that 12C building remains today, many noble houses with turrets or half-timbering bear witness to the opulent period the village lived through from the 15C to the 18C when it was the seat of an Appeals Court extending jurisdiction over 361 seigniories in the region.

+ d'infos : www.ségur-le-château.fr

Information : Pays de Saint-Yrieix Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)5 55 73 39 92 / +33 (0)5 55 08 20 72

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Church of Saint Léger
  • The botanical trail and arboretum
  • A guided tour of the village


  • By the waterside : The river Auvézère
  • Castles and ramparts : Remains of the 12C castle
  • Unusual sights : Fête des Culs Noirs (Black-bottomed pig festival in August)

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