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Châlucet Fortress

Alternately inhabited by lords or bandits, Châlucet fortress still stands watch over the Briance Valley.

The mediaeval fortress of Châlucet  is one of the major heritage sites of the Limousin built on the summit and slopes of a rocky outcrop. Two fortifications: lower Châlucet is the oldest (12th – 16th century) with the famous "Jeannette Tower" and higher Châlucet (13th century) both a military establishment and a luxurious residence; dismantled by the  Consuls of Limoges at the end of the 16th century; one of the most beautiful ruins in France; excavations and consolidation work in progress.

 

Application: THE FORTRESS OF CHÂLUCET


By downloading the free application "La Forteresse de Châlucet", you will discover the history of the site in a playful way, through the characters and the highlights. From the origins around 1130 with the construction of the first castle, to the transformation of the palace by Géraud de Maulmont at the end of the 13th century, until its destruction, the different lives of Châlucet are told. Enter the castle, its town and meet the people who lived there. From July onwards, download "the fortress of Châlucet" for free before your visit to the castle. 

 

The application uses several types of immersive technologies: 360° reconstruction, aiming points, augmented reality, video, etc. Download the Châlucet fortress for free on the Appstore and Google Play

You are not equipped? A tablet can be lent to you at the site's reception centre, during the castle's opening hours. Please note: due to health restrictions linked to the Coronavirus pandemic, the loan of tablets to the Châlucet reception centre is no longer possible.

 

Information on the "Fortress of Châlucet" application.

 

APPLICATION : CHÂLUCET ET LES EXPLORATEURS DU TEMPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ligoure forest park, a sensitive natural site


The Châlucet fortress and the adjacent Ligoure park are of great landscape, botanical and ornithological interest. The forest park of the Ligoure estate covers 40 hectares and is located at the confluence of the Ligoure river and the Gabie stream in the commune of Saint-Jean-Ligoure. It is part of a larger estate of 400 hectares, created in the second half of the 19th century by Frédéric Le Play.

 

Le sentier d’interprétation de la forêt de LigoureThe interpretation trail of the Ligoure forest: an educational information medium

The educational panels, set up along the whole trail, describe the historical, patrimonial  and natural wealth of the places: each of the 10 stations that make up the trail are an opportunity to learn about the notable points of the site with clear and illustrated information.

 

Duration: 3 to 4 hours. Distance: 7 km. Difference in altitude: 180 metres.

Download the map of the walk in the Forêt de Ligoure

 

 

You can also take a trip to Châlucet with Terra Aventura!

 

terra aventura à l'assaut de châlucet

 

Contact:

Château de Châlucet welcome house

87260 SAINT JEAN LIGOURE 

Tel: 05 55 00 96 55 

Website: www.chalucet.com

 

To get there:

- from Limoges: take the A20 - L'occitane, exit 38 towards "Pole de Lanaud/Le Vigen/Solignac

- from Brive-la-Gaillarde: take the A20 - L'occitane, exit 40 towards "Pierre-Buffière/Saint-Priest-Ligoure/Nexon

 

The Maison d'accueil de Châlucet-Ligoure is open during certain periods: 

- from 4 April to 3 July and from 5 September to 6 November: from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:30.
- from 4 July to 4 September: from 10.30am to 6.30pm.
 

Châlucet - Ligoure is accessible free of charge all year round.


Guided tours are organised: 

- from 6 April to 30 June and from 2 September to 30 November inclusive, from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:30 (last departure at 16:30),
- from 1 July to 1 September, from 10:30 to 17:30 without interruption (last departure at 16:00).

 

For guided tours (duration 45min):
Reservations are required for individuals and groups of more than 10 people on 05 55 00 96 55.
Masks must be worn. Due to health conditions, groups are limited to 5 people.

 

Guided tour and virtual tour:

Full price: 6 €.
Group rate (from 10 people): €4
Children under 12: free (except for group visits)
RSA beneficiaries: free
Students: €3

 

On site: picnic tables, toilets, water point, drinks dispenser, car park, loan of "Châlucet Fortress" tablets
Attention! Due to the health restrictions linked to the Coronavirus pandemic, the loan of tablets at the Châlucet reception centre is no longer possible.

The toilets are only accessible during the opening periods of the reception centre.

 

Châlucet has been awarded the national Quality Tourism mark ™️.

Marque Qualité Tourisme ™️

 

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