Toulx‑Sainte‑Croix

Toulx-Sainte-Croix or the village of the unlikely. Perched in the north-east of the Creuse, it has some nice surprises in store: a church cut in half, a lighthouse and a chaos of stones!

A church cut in half and a lighthouse!

We do not go to Toulx-Sainte-Croix by chance. This village is reached after a series of bends; take the time to admire the landscape. Before your eyes the countryside reveals its deciduous forest and bocage, whatever the season in which you spend your holidays. The colours are always exceptional.
Once in the village, the first surprise was that the bell tower was separated from the rest of the church, literally giving the impression of a church cut in half! Janine, who is Greeter, will be happy to show you around the monument.
Another surprise awaits you: the “lighthouse”! This tower stands on the heights of Toulx-Sainte-Croix. Built from 1932 by a local figure: Abbot Aguillaume; he wanted to make it a place of observation. Although it now houses television antennas and earthquake measurement systems, it is still one of the best viewpoints in the area. Seven departments are visible from its top.

The fairy stones

The hiking site of the yellow stones is a must for those who spend their holidays in Creuse. Imagine a chaos of granitic stones. Some of them weigh several tons, yet they seem to be balanced as if by magic. Legend has it that many springs sprang from here. Refuge and paradise of the fairies ( the masts), the latter had all the leisure to swim in the streams and to dance incessant farandoles. The fairy queen imposed only one rule: all had to leave the place before nightfall. Despite several warnings, they disobeyed him! In her anger, the queen drove them away and hit the ground with her hammer. The shock wave dried up the springs and gave way to a stone sanctuary now called “Les Pierres Jaumâtres”!
Let yourself be surprised by the particular atmosphere of the place and to recover from your walk, take the time to have a drink at the chalet des Pierres Jaumâtres.

A must see:

– The city of Boussac
– The castle of Boussac
– The Chalet des Pierres Jaumâtre: accrobranche and lazer game course

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