What to see, what to do in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne
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Less than 30 kilometers from Gibanel Castle along the Dordogne, lies the city of character Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne. Built strategically on a meander of the river, Beaulieu has developed around a powerful Benedictine abbey. The abbey, remarkable for its Romanesque portal, still exists today. Its silhouette, drawn by a set of Romanesque capitals and a high tower of the 15th century, is emblematic of the city.
The medieval city of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne has an important cultural and architectural heritage to discover during your visit. In addition to the inevitable abbey and its tympanum, do not miss the chapel of Penitents whose reflection in the Dordogne brings so much charm to the city: built in the 12th century, it was the parish church of the villagers of the high Middle Ages . Remarkable for its steeple-wall, it houses in season temporary exhibitions. While strolling in the lanes of the old city, you will also have the opportunity to discover the House of the Renaissance: classified with the Historical Monuments, the building sports in front of extraordinary sculptures of stone. The visit of the interiors allows you to discover a rich furniture and period costumes.
The docks, near the Chapel of the Penitents, are an opportunity to learn more about skippers and the importance of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne in regional trade in the 19th century. Embark aboard a barge and let you tell the daily on the tumultuous Dordogne of yesteryear. The ride, of great historical interest, is also a moment of relaxation that allows you to admire the medieval city in a different light.
Corrèze village on the banks of the Dordogne
The visit of the village of Corrèze Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne is a must for your stay in Argentat. Entirely built along the river, this medieval city is a quiet, peaceful and rejuvenating destination. The docks are a privileged place of walk, between nature and beautiful architecture.
Access to the Dordogne allows the practice of water sports such as paddle, hydrospeed and canoe. The dike Aubarèdes offers calm water at Baulieu, promoting boat rides and swimming. The privileged natural setting of the village, between river and steep forest, is conducive to many other outdoor activities such as climbing, archery, or tree climbing.
To visit Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne as a whole, a path of discovery of about 5 km is offered. Accessible on foot or by mountain bike, it takes you through the points of interest of the city and its surrounding countryside. Playful wooden kiosks line the course, ideal for families. Other modes of visit are proposed to you in Beaulieu: a circuit of heritage with illustrated booklet and book-game for the children, a video-guide to use on smartphone or tablet, a treasure hunt of 3 km, or a visit guided by torches!
The medieval village of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne is also animated with festivities that will liven up your visit: the program of the summer, farmers’ markets of the country, agricultural shows, or fireworks on the Dordogne. In May, the strawberry festival is a must in the city: street entertainment, gariguette market, rides and concerts pay homage to the fruit grown in the town. High point of the day, a giant pie of several meters in diameter is shared in the conviviality.