Visit Segur-le-Chateau (Limousin, France)
Segur-le-Chateau is to the south-west of the Limousin region in the Correze department, beautifully placed on a bend in the Auvézère River and classified as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'. It was an important regional centre until the 18th century.
A cluster of unspoiled medieval houses runs along the river, overlooked by the ruins of the castle that stand on a raised hill behind and dates from the 12th century (the castle is not open to the public).
Segur-le-Chateau is a very quiet and charming place - ambling through the tranquil setting and the narrow streets of the village it's hard to guess that in the Middle-Ages this was an important local centre for the region.
The houses, extremely well preserved and renovated, are an attractive mix of manorial houses and 'humble' dwellings, some in colombage others in stone, some with small towers, and making the most of the tranquil river side setting. Some of the more 'luxurious' houses scattered around Segur le Chateau have very attractive medieval wooden ornamentation.
Among particular highlights are the Maison Henry IV and the adjacent Maison Boyer with its intricate colombage facade, and the Saint-Laurent tower. You can also see the church of Saint-Leger in the village. Some of the houses also feature very ornate roof decorations - these are called 'epis de faitage' ('faitage' is the ridge of a roof).
During the summer the quiet gives way rather to tourism, fetes and events - the most popular is the Farmer's Market held every Monday evening, and is a good opportunity to sample the local produce in friendly surroundings, with music laid on for entertainment.
Segur-le-Chateau is highly recommended if you are exploring the Limousin region.
One popular destination close to Segur-le-Chateau is Arnac Pompadour, home to the National Stud and also the impressive Chateau de Pompadour.
To the east of here we also recommend you visit the town of Uzerche, which has an extensive historical centre.
(Note: photos kindly contributed by Jan Rees)
Photos taken within 10 km
Tourist classifications for Segur-le-Chateau
Segur-le-Chateau is classified as a one of the most beautiful village in France (plus beau villages)
Address: Ségur-le-Château, Lubersac, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Correze, Limousin, 19230 || GPS: latitude 45.43, longitude 1.3058
Map of Segur-le-Chateau & places nearby
Highlights close by
Chateau de Jumilhac 20km
Chateau de Hautefort 23km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Segur-le-Chateau, France
- Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche - recommended detour (12km)
- Uzerche - village d'etape (20km)
- Jardins du château de Hautefort - remarkable garden (23km)
- Magnac-Bourg - village d'etape (23km)
- Saint-Hilaire-les-Places - ville fleurie 4* (27km)
- Donzenac - village d'etape (28km)
- Pierre-Buffiere - village d'etape (29km)
- Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) - religious monument (30km)
- Jardins de l'Imaginaire - remarkable garden (34km)
- Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) - religious monument (36km)
The French version of this page is at Segur-le-Chateau (Francais)