Saint-Robert, Limousin: tourism & sightseeing

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Visit Saint-Robert (Limousin, France)

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Saint-Robert is a village in the Correze department in the region of Limousin. The village is classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France and is only 26 kilometres from Segur-le-Chateau, another village classified among the most beautiful in France.

Explore Saint Robert

Saint-Robert centres around its 12th century church with narrow streets of stone houses with slate or terracotta roofs and wooden shutters radiating out around the church. As you stroll along these streets look out for the charming architectural details such as stone balconies, wooden verandas and arched doorways.

stone house with stone balustrade in Saint-Robert

The church itself was built by Benedictine monks who were disciples of Robert de Turlande who founded the abbey at La-Chaise-Dieu. The church was inspired by that of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne and built according to the plan for a pilgrimage church. Be sure to enter the church as there is a wooden statue of Christ inside dating back to the 13th century.

From the church you can enjoy beautiful views over the rolling valleys of the Correze countryside.

In the village you can also see the 16th century Chateau Verneuil and the Maison Seguin, a tall house with a 17th century staircase.

In the 1980s Saint-Robert served as the backdrop for a television adaptation of "Des Grives Aux Loups" by Claude Michelet. The six episodes were largely filmed in the village which was called Saint Liberal sur Diamond in the television series. It is the story of a family living in a Correze village from 1899 until 1988 and follows five gererations of the fictive family.

If you are visiting in July and August be sure to check out the dates of the classical music concerts which are held in the village. These are generally a number of interesting events taking place over the holiday period. The Saint-Robert Office de Tourisme will be able to give you details of the programme for the summer.

view across the Correze countryside

Places to Visit Near Saint-Robert

Segur-le-Chateau is only 26 kilometres from here and is another "most beautiful village of France". Segur-le-Chateau is a particularly lovely village with a river running through it and some fine colombage houses.

The Chateau de Hautefort is one of the best known in France and is just 12 kilometres from Saint-Robert, across the departmental border in the Dordogne.

Garden lovers will enjoy a trip to the 'Jardins de l'Imaginaire' at nearby Terrasson. These gardens have a very modern feel and have some wonderful water features. The town of Terrasson is also well worth a visit with its stone houses and grey slate roofs.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Correze guide and the Limousin guide.

See also:

Map of Saint-Robert and places to visit

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Address: Saint-Robert, Ayen, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Correze, Limousin, 19310, France || GPS: latitude 45.2561, longitude 1.2939

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Jardins du château de Hautefort: remarkable garden (11km)
  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire: remarkable garden (15km)
  • Donzenac: village d'etape (18km)
  • Segur-le-Chateau: most beautiful village (19km)
  • Saint-Amand-de-Coly: most beautiful village (22km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly): religious monument (22km)
  • Gouffre de la Fage: site of natural beauty (25km)
  • Vezere Valley: heritage site (25km)
  • Uzerche: village d'etape (28km)
  • Jardins du château de Losse: remarkable garden (28km)

The French version of this page is at Saint-Robert (Francais)