Allassac, Saint-Viance, Voutezac
  • This video introduces you to the 13th century Caesar tower. Thanks to reproductions and drawings, you will understand its initial structure.

  • This audioguide sequence introduces the tower manor, a 16th century building which is now home to the Vézère Ardoise Art and History land.

  • The presence of slates on Allassac’s rooftops is linked to the town’s slate quarrying and carving activity. Slate is everpresent undergound, in and around Allassac. Discover this activity by listening to an interview of Jean-François Bugeat, a slate-worker whose comapny is located in both Allassac and Donzenac.

  • With its two 12th century Romanesque doorways and its fortified stair tower, Allassac church attracts many visitors. This sequence will show you its main features.

  • The church houses several remarkable pieces of furniture, and particularly a great 17th century sculpted wooden altarpiece, as well as a pulpit, presented by this audioguide.  

  • Le Saillant chapel is linked to the nearby castle, owned by the Lasteyrie du Saillant family. Learn about its history thanks to this audioguide and discover the surprising Notre Dame de Laurette, hidden inside the chapel.

  • Le Saillant chapel is special because it is entirely decorated with stained-glass windows designed by Marc Chagall. This audioguide explains the context in which they were created.


  • Now that you are aware of the context in which they were created, you are ready to find out the meaning of these stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall, as well as the technical secrets involved. This video is quite detailed and shows elements which are not visible, unless pointed out.

  • The area’s hills and climate are ideal for vineyards, which have been growing here for many years. Discover the history and specificity of le Saillant vineyards thanks to this filmed interview of wine-grower, René Maury.

  • The history of medieval Le Saillant bridge, which connects the town of Allassac, on the left river bank, to Voutezac, on the right.

Allassac, Saint-Viance, Voutezac

This multimedia route invites you to discover the land’s heritage and artistic treasures as well as the skills of craftsmen who perpetuate activities that have taken place here for a very long time. 

You will need a car, or a motorcycle, or a bike to do the route, but good walkers can do the last part on foot, by the hiking trail between Le Saillant and Saint-Viance.

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