This multimedia route invites you to discover the land’s heritage and artistic treasures as well as the skills of craftsmen who perpetuate activities that have taken place here for a very long time.
The presence of slates on Allassac’s rooftops is linked to the town’s slate quarrying and carving activity. Slate is everpresent undergound, in and around Allassac. Discover this activity by listening to an interview of Jean-François Bugeat, a slate-worker whose comapny is located in both Allassac and Donzenac.
Le Saillant chapel is linked to the nearby castle, owned by the Lasteyrie du Saillant family. Learn about its history thanks to this audioguide and discover the surprising Notre Dame de Laurette, hidden inside the chapel.
Le Saillant chapel is special because it is entirely decorated with stained-glass windows designed by Marc Chagall. This audioguide explains the context in which they were created.
Now that you are aware of the context in which they were created, you are ready to find out the meaning of these stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall, as well as the technical secrets involved. This video is quite detailed and shows elements which are not visible, unless pointed out.
A remarkable 13th century enamelled shrine and holy oil container can be found in Saint Viance church. Discover these two gorgeous objects thanks in this video, before you get a chance to actually visit the church and see them “for real”!