Peaceful and charming town

Aubas can boast of having been able to keep its lock built for seaworthiness on the Vezere. This was never used since a railway line was built at the same time.
Thanks to the various dams that line the river along its entire length, the Vézère has never lacked water... (remember that the Vézère was navigable as far as Limeuil before). If all the other dams have been razed, Aubas keeps his, first used as a mill then an electrical factory. So the village got electricity very early. This hydraulic heritage and its environment should be taken into account during your walk in Aubas. It constitutes a marker of the landscape of this territory.
In the center of the village a huge plane tree, several hundred years old, gives shade to the small square.

Hike from the village of Aubas

On the square, walkers and mountain bikers will find the start of the Châteaux loop, which will allow them to see the Château de Sauveboeuf, in Louis XIII style, which rises on the banks of the Vézère. The two-story main building, decorated with beautiful sculpted dormer windows, is accompanied by two pavilions set at right angles, with angles treated in bossage. A classic portal decorated with fire pots precedes the main courtyard. Seat of an important lordship established as a marquisate, Sauveboeuf belonged to the Ferrières de la Brunie and the Riqueti. Mirabeau was exiled there.

L’Escaleyrou, panoramic point of view located on a steep cliff called “Le Bout du Monde”, dominates the Vézère Valley. Upstream, you can admire the Château de la Petite Filolie and La Fleunie, downstream that of Sauveboeuf.

At the end of the hiking circuit, the path once again dominates the Vézère and allows you to discover a magnificent landscape over the town of Aubas, the dam and the entire valley up to Montignac-Lascaux.

Aubas: from Prehistory to the Renaissance

In the heart of Périgord Black, the Sauveboeuf Castle Museum is a magnificent 17th century French castle, its 14th century cellars hide a treasure: a prehistory museum made up of an important private collection. Very beautiful pieces from the most famous sites: Lascaux, La Madeleine, Cro-Magnon, la Ferrassie,… A prehistoric heritage well guarded by its passionate owner: Claude Douce.

Little extras from the village of Aubas

  • Belvedere and orientation table of the hillside l’Escaleyrou


Aubas town hall

Le Bourg

24290 Aubas

Tel: +05 53 51 73 40

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