Many structures in the Limousin, largely overlooked by 19th Century historians, are being rediscovered today. They exemplify the skill and quality of work produced by the Medieval sculptors, stonemasons and builders of the region.
With their mastery of choral works and poetic verse, Medieval musicians in the Limousin gave birth to the tradition of the troubadour in the 12th Century and encouraged the emergence of the modern theatre.
The libraries of Aquitania contain a unique testimony to the richness of the work, which emanated from the abbeys in the Limousin. The documents reveal the intellectual influence and the numerous links the region had with the Medieval world.
The lives of the Lords and Viscounts, the saints, hermits, religious orders, the piety of Pigrimage and the Crusades, have all left their mark on the history of the Limousin...
The goldsmith and enamelling workshops in Medieval Limousin were at the heart of a unique production process, creating works for clients throughout the Medieval world. Many pieces can now be found in the world's most prestigious museums.
Discover the vast expanse of medieval Limousin. Let yourself be lulled by its history and surprised by its heritage. We invite you to meet these enthusiasts who make the richness of this region come to life.
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