Municipalities of the Val de Vienne
Aixe-sur-Vienne has managed to preserve its ancient city, located at the confluence of the rivers Aixette and Vienne. Gateway to the Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Aixe has preserved a very diverse natural and built heritage. A city resolutely turned towards the future with a business incubator dedicated to new technologies, Aixe has also developed its banks of the Vienne, by entrusting the realization of a walk to the great landscape architect Gilles Clément... But Aixe is also about culture with the Jacques Prévert Cultural Centre which offers every summer high quality exhibitions... and its reception and leisure facilities, campsite, swimming pool, tennis court, stadium, canoeing and kayaking base...
A breeding ground par excellence, Beynac is internationally renowned for the Limousin cows of the Pimpin farm. Always present at numerous shows, such as the Paris Agricultural Show, it has won numerous awards that reinforce the reputation of the Val de Vienne.
Bosmie l'Aiguille, a town criss-crossed by four rivers, welcomes you. A dynamic town, it offers a strong potential of reception, activities and leisure activities proposed by its various associations. Each one more attractive than the other, they allow on the one hand, the local population to have fun, and on the other hand, tourists to enjoy their already well known activities. In addition, the exceptional site of the Boucheron landscape park with its castle is often the ideal location for these events. This is why the volunteers of these associations invite you to take part in their wine fair, their limousine evening, their craft fair, their orange fair within the framework of the twinning with Pedralba, a Spanish town, and many others.
Authentic rural commune, Burgnac is rich in numerous tourist curiosities around its architectural heritage and the diversity of its landscapes. All along 12 km of paths recently rehabilitated thanks to the action of the association of the paths of Saint Médard, you will be able to find many of these curiosities: the restored well of the "Grand Chalier", the bicentenary oak of "Ley Lussac", the former priory of the "Rue Froide", and you will also be able to admire magnificent viewpoints. Burgnac is also a great local festival, the Fête de Saint Médard, in June every year, where all the associations meet for the pleasure of thousands of people. Many attractions are offered: garage sales, petanque competitions, helicopter rides, bicycle races, horse shows and many other activities.
Jourgnac is a pleasant, hilly, bocage village, bordered by the Briance river and crossed by the Boulou river. Jourgnac offers magnificent viewpoints along the hiking trails. To mention only one, perhaps the most remarkable, the one situated on the Place de la Mairie will reveal to you from the top of its 360 m of altitude, the typical landscape of the Community of Communes of the Val de Vienne. Will you be astonished? Charmed, surely, in front of menhir, tumulus, Roman road, heap bridge or the famous Cross of Saint Roch for its healings?
Commune of villages of character, typical for their agricultural architectural heritage, Saint-Martin-le-Vieux will amaze you with its grain mills and traditional dwellings from the 16th to the 19th century. Thus, discover the village of Bord with its farms and annexes built with local materials: stone and wood. These farms, traditionally restored and animated for visits and tastings, also offer bed and breakfast accommodation or are converted into rural gîtes. Saint-Martin-le-Vieux will show you many other treasures: wells, fountains...
Saint-Priest-Sous-Aixe, a town with a marked rural character, is situated between the forested massif of Les Loges and the Vienne Valley, both recognised as a Natural Zone of Ecological, Faunistic and Floristic Interest. Indeed, out of the 300 ha of forest, 180 ha are accessible to walkers. From the forest track to the narrow path winding through the coppices of oak and chestnut trees, on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike, the forest of the Loges is open to you. In addition, Saint Priest is energized by its unmissable traditional festivals, such as that of cider and chestnut. Strongly rooted in the customs of the Val de Vienne, this festival will give you the opportunity to discover the Limousin culture and handicrafts, to taste the local cider, roasted chestnuts and various local products.
Charming little town with flowers, Saint-Yrieix-Sous-Aixe offers an enchanting floral decor during the summer season. This is why Saint-Yrieix-Sous-Aixe, the land of flowers, invites you to its annual festival, whose fame is well established: the Rose Festival. A gathering place for horticulture lovers, you will discover numerous exhibitors, craftsmen, and of course horticulturists from all over France. Exhibitions and conferences are also organised, and you will have the pleasure of meeting a personality to whom a new rose will be dedicated.
Séreilhac has a typical Limousin landscape. The village has been established for centuries on a hilly plateau, streaked with rivers and streams, where the forest of Rochefort competes for shade with the meadow. Paths suitable for mountain biking, walking or horseback riding criss-cross the countryside where one discovers a charming local heritage. The village was for a long time a post office where travellers would exchange their tired mounts or carriages for fresh horses. Today, the Seychas Equestrian Centre offers rides and invites you to taste the charms of camping on a farm. In May, the horse festival brings together all the joys of horse riding on the site of Maison Neuve where horse shows, derby and various activities take place throughout the day.