Take the time to discover…
The visit ofthe Arboretum of the Lily will introduce you to its 120 species of trees and shrubs including a collection of dogwoods and so-called remarkable trees. It is located in a real small green setting. After this visit, an exhibition will welcome you according to the sanitary measures. By appointment, sessions of tree knowledge, relaxation, self-knowledge and self-control are given.
The château d’Etangsannes is a typical 15th century Merchant manor. It was built on a 12th century fortress. It was originally surrounded by a moat, half of which remains. Today can be visited a part of the outbuildings and several rooms that have ceilings painted in the Renaissance.
They are listed as Historic Monuments. A sound bench at the entrance reminds us of the mining past of Lavaveix-les-Mines. A curious walk marked “Walk over the mine” also allows you to walk through this past by discovering the mining built heritage.
The site of the Saint-Austrille Tower is a rare testimony to the forms of power that appeared in the High Middle Ages: a small feudal lordship of the County of La Marche with a canonical establishment. Every year a festival is held on the weekend of August 15 and allows regulars to put on their best chainmail rib.
The association Air Mémorial Creusois founded in 2008, manages and animates from the biographical research of Fernande Bonnemain, a museum dedicated to the aeronautical past of the Creuse: events and characters of all aeronautical specialties combined, civil or military, since the beginning of aviation until today.
On the site of Coux, you can find the remains of a Gallo-Roman villa located around a pond that can be toured on foot or by bike. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a relaxing moment with your family at the Coux animal park. Visit the Chapelle Sainte-Anne and/or theChapelle Sainte-Marguerite, the church of St. James the Greater. You can also enjoy an incredible view of the Noisette valley, the old fortifications of the old Auzances.
Take a stroll through the park of the 12th century castle of La Mothe. Also discover the source of the Cher and stroll along the Grande Randonnée n°41 “Vallée du Cher”. Before you leave, we suggest you go to the hamlet of Montaurat and play geocaching Terra Aventura to discover the history of the Creuse masons!”
Village of Sermur :
This little stone village is a testament to the art of the Creuse masons. With its 1600 meters of altitude, Sermur offers a magnificent panorama on the Monts d’Auvergne as well as on the Combraille ponds in the South-East of the Creuse. You have to climb to the top of the remains of the medieval tower of the XIth century. This is the ideal village for your family outings with the geocaching and/or the game booklet “Fifine la fouine“.
This typical Creusois village is not well known, but is not lacking charm. The whole village is built in stone. This is characteristic of the style of the Creuse masons. In the heart of the village: the garden of the cure, very well maintained, offers a place of calm in front of the old presbytery and the cultural hall “La Grange”. Further down, find the path that will lead you to the Saint-Martial fountain.