Rieupeyroux, founded in 1030
The initial centre, a sauveté (or place of exile), was founded in 1030 by the powerful Benedictine abbey Saint-Martial de Limoges on ancient seigniorial grounds of the Ségala
Its visit will enable you to discover an orthogonal urban layout that holds civil vestiges from the Middle Ages: arcades in place du Gitat, timber framed houses, Griffoul fountain. Walking through the small narrow streets you will arrive at church Saint-Martial, listed as a Historic Monument. Rebuilt in the 14th century, the building, due to its defensive aspect, is one of the rare and most remarkable examples of fortified architecture in southern France.