Visit of one of the most beautiful villages of France in Corrèze
Our campsite in Corrèze is perfectly located for you to discover the surrounding villages.
On a mound at 350 meters altitude, between Limousin and Périgord, stands the silhouette of Saint-Robert: ancient Merovingian city, Saint-Robert is today ranked among the “most beautiful villages of France”. In the 80s, its charm and the preservation of its medieval look earned him to be chosen as a decor on the soap opera Des Grives aux loups, television adaptation of Claude Michelet’s novels.
The visit of Saint-Robert, at the chance of a walk or with a guide-book provided by the tourist office, will lead you to the discovery of charming lanes, stately homes, fortified doors and a remarkable prior church Romanesque of the 12th century of which remain the chorus and the transept. Fortified, the church also sports a square tower with dungeon function, a lantern of the dead and an imposing octagonal bell tower. Only a 16th century chapel with fluted columns today bears witness to the former presence of the seigniorial castle of Verneuil. However, many manors and fortified houses can still be admired in Saint-Robert, among which the Noailles Pavilion built under Louis XII, the castle of Aragon dating from the 14th century, the Beauroire castle, the Sens house, the Seguin house, or the house of Amarzit. At the heart of Saint-Robert nestles the oldest building in the village, former monastic building around which was built the town. You can also discover an old dovecote, an old post office, a wrought iron cross of the 15th century listed as an historic monument, old medieval stalls and the charming Saint-Maurice fountain.
As you can see, for an unforgettable holiday in Corrèze, Gibanel campsite opens its doors!
Going out in Saint-Robert
Located approximately 1h20 from the Gibanel campsite, the village of Saint-Robert deserves a day trip. On site, several ways to visit the medieval city are available to you: strolling, taking a booklet, following a guide, or by following a suggested route. Three hiking trails are indeed proposed to make you discover the unmissable sites of the village and its surrounding countryside. One leads you to the miraculous fountain of Saint-Maurice, the other goes through the Tuffet wash, and the third takes you to discover the other perched villages in the area. From June to September, the tourist office offers children a booklet to explore the village in a fun way.
The beautiful season is lively in Saint-Robert: flea markets and festive markets follow each other from June to September. A must-see since the 1970s, the Saint-Robert Classical Music Festival is nationally famous: taking advantage of the incredible acoustics of the early church, it invites renowned artists throughout the summer. Other events and events not to be missed include the votive feasts of August 15, temporary exhibitions of painting and sculpture, and night tours of the city.
For your lunch break, if you visit the village by day, several solutions are available to you: the rural setting of Saint-Robert lends of course especially to a picnic in the open air. Tables of quality are also waiting for you, ideal to discover the gastronomy of the region through Limousin and Périgord specialties.