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Saint-Benoît-du-Sault © JM DEREI Blog Large

Saint-Benoît-du-Sault may be where one of the nearest supermarkets (Super U) & cheap petrol stations near La Maison de Cromac, but there is plenty more to this village. Classed as one of France's prettiest villages - Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.

This old medieval settlement is situated at the crossroads of Berry and Limousin. It was built on a granite rock around a Benedictine priory and overlooks the river. Enjoy a charming stroll through its steep streets and discover its 15C and 16C houses, its church and priory along with the Portefeuille valley which visitors get a lovely view of from the village.


Must-sees and must-dos

  • 11C Romanesque church
  • Jardin des Merveilles (Garden of Marvels)
  • A guided tour of the village
  • Abbeys and churches : Benedictine priory, 11C Romanesque church
  • Castles and ramparts : Ramparts, fortified gate, rampart walk

The village has a really nice boulangerie/patisserie, there are also bars, restaurants, boucherie, pharmacie and interesting shops a nice places to explore than to just drive through on the way to the supermarket.


more info can be found at the village website (French) :

Information : Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)2 54 47 67 95 / Town Hall - Tel : +33 (0)2 54 47 51 44

Photo © Jean-Michel DEREI, photographe professionnel résidant à Saint-Benoît-du-Sault.





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