A day around La Souterraine

A day around La Souterraine

A stopover on the road to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, the medieval city of La Souterraine, with a rich history, conceals a beautiful heritage, with its granite church, its fortifications and its old houses.

Eglise De La Souterraine ©ot BénéventEglise De La Souterraine ©ot Bénévent
©Eglise De La Souterraine ©ot Bénévent

Town Tour

Start the day with a tour of the lovely town of La Souterraine. Enter the town through the Porte Saint-Jean and discover the Eglise Notre-Dame. Admire the sculpted fresco and the magnificent stained glass windows made by the workshop of the Parisian master glass artist Didron. Stroll through the heart of town and don’t hesitate to push the door of the local produce store “ Le Panier du coin” or that of the bookstore where you can refresh yourself with an ice cream or warm up with a steaming cup of tea.

At your hooks!

Let’s continue this day in the Sostranian country with an escapade at the étang du Cheix. Spread over 5ha, the pond is home to various species of fish, such as perch, trout or roach. Thus, you will be able to indulge in fishing while enjoying this quiet and pleasant setting. If you come with your family, the children will also be able to have fun thanks to the games present on the bank.


Restaurant Le Passe-Muraille

After this nice morning, we suggest you have lunch at the “Passe Muraille”, in a striking medieval setting, which will offer you a trip back in time. Enjoy your homemade meal in this 15th century building or, if the weather is nice, feel free to enjoy the terrace and garden.

Portrait de Chef : Restaurant Le Passe-Muraille
Portrait de Chef : Restaurant Le Passe-Muraille
Portrait de Chef : Restaurant Le Passe-Muraille

Date with the Mona Lisa…

After this gourmet stop, we suggest you discover “Micro-Folie”This digital museum was inaugurated this year and is located within the Chapelle du Sauveur. Contemplate the most beautiful works of art from the great French cultural institutions and the world. With the help of a tablet you will be able to discover the works at your own pace and immerse yourself in the heart of the French cultural and artistic heritage.

A bucolic stroll

Finally, to end this day, we recommend a little stroll around the town of La Souterraine. You will be able to discover the village of Bridiers with its rich historical past. Continue your way and see the Tour de Bridiers. Climb the steps of its dungeon and enjoy this impressive view of the Creuse landscape. It is for several years a place of decoration for a superb historical Fresco.

The Creuse

Let yourself be seduced

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