This multimedia tour takes you to the heart of the history of Painters’ Valley in Crozant. Discover the landscapes Impressionist artists were so very fond of.
You are standing above the spectacular ruins of the citadel of Crozant. This audioguide explains how artists were greatly attracted to Crozant and the Painters’ Valley, and how the landscape has changed over the years.
The citadel is open for tours several times during the year. For further details, please click here.
The panorama before you offers a splendid view of the Crozant ruins and of « Rocher de la Fileuse » (« Spinner’s rock »), on the opposite river bank, on the Berry side of the river Creuse. This video, illustrated by many Impressionist paintings, tells you about the legend of Rocher de la fileuse. It also evokes the memory of Brigand mill, which no longer exists.
Water is difficult to paint. Yet, the Sédelle riverside was one of the Impressionist artists’ favourite subjects. This video explains which riverside elements were essential to the artists who came here.