Throughout the year, the Pays d'art et d'histoire Vézère Ardoise organises events to help visitors discover the heritage of 47 towns in the western Correze region. It is part of the national network of "Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire" set up by the Ministry of Culture, which includes over 200 areas.
The area's landscape is characterised by the Vézère gorges and the slate fault. The local history is marked by the importance of vine-growing in the Middle Ages, the arrival of the railway at the end of the 19th century and slate quarrying, which is still active today. Among the region's most outstanding heritage features are the fortresses of Comborn, Pompadour and Ségur, and the Romanesque churches of Arnac, Saint-Robert and Vigeois.
Through a variety of experiences, the Pays d'art et d'histoire invites a broad public to discover or rediscover heritage in a different way.
Workshops for schoolchildren, themed exhibitions and publications provide a wealth of information on local history.
Numerous events organised during the school holidays:
- visit by train or canoe down the Vézère.
- dramatised tours, to bring the old stones to life with the help of amateur actors, or shadow theatre shows that are both immersive and participatory.
- giant cluedos, treasure hunts and escape games for all the family.