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A day around Bénévent l'Abbaye

A day around Bénévent l’Abbaye

We suggest you discover the pretty town of Bénévent l’Abbaye, the first town labeled “Petites Cités de Caractère®” in Creuse.

Discovery of the abbey church and gardens

Discover the sumptuous abbey church of Saint-Barthélémy in Bénévent l’Abbaye. Visit this 11th century building with a fascinating history and classified as a historical monument since 1862. Admire the intricate architecture and catch a glimpse of the sculpted capitals that adorn the Abbey. We advise you to continue your visit with the discovery of the gardens of the abbey where dyeing and aromatic plants are grown. Feel free to download the Smart’flore app to unravel all the secrets of these fabulous plants, with their many uses.

Meeting with Marion

Thanks to the Scénovision®, discover the story of Marion, a young peasant girl from Creuse who lived in the 1900s. The sets, sounds, scents and digital techniques will take you back in time. Attend Marion’s wedding, meet her son and follow the preparation of the liqueur La Bénéventine. This show tour will surprise you, move you and teach you more about this beautiful territory that is the Creuse.

Lunch at the most beautiful table in Creuse

For this lunch break, we suggest you take a detour to Fursac to get your fill at the restaurant Nougier. Distinguished LOGIS table since 2015, you can enjoy a delicious gourmet meal or let yourself be tempted by the lunch formula. Whatever the season, the culinary creations of Stéphane Nougier will satisfy your appetite and awaken your taste buds.

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Digestive walk

After this excellent meal, we suggest you walk a little to appreciate the magnificent panorama around Bénévent l’Abbaye. We recommend that you take the chemin des Chicanelles, the official path of the Path of Santiago de Compostela.

Let yourself relax and be serene in this natural setting. Listen to the birds singing and observe the surrounding nature…

Sit down near the dolmen des Granges, you may catch a glimpse of the fades (fairies), which bring a touch of mystery and magic to this place.

The Creuse

Let yourself be seduced

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