Take time to explore the village of Sergeac!

Sergeac is a charming village situated on the banks of the Vézère river, 5 km south of Montignac-Lascaux. Surrounded by high cliffs, the village is home to numerous prehistoric sites. As you enter the village, you won't want to miss the monumental hosannière cross. In the centre of the village, you can still see the beautiful fortified round tower of the Château de Cramirat. For many years, it served as the residence of the master tutors of the Templar Community of Sergeac, until they were wiped out on 13 October 1307. The church of Sergeac, a discreet treasure faithful to the original Templar plans, is also just a few steps away. The Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem, who inherited the Sergeac Commandery in 1312, reconstituted a community and in 1316 installed their commander Guillaume de Crémirac in the castle. After being fortified, the castle became the "hospitum de Cramiraco".

Sergeac: a rich prehistoric past

Long before the Knights Templar, the Sergeac site was popular with prehistoric man, as evidenced by the Castel Merle site. This site is home to one of the highest concentrations of deposits in Europe. With no fewer than 10 rock shelters, occupied by man from Neanderthal 85,000 years ago, then by the Man of Cro-Magnon 35,000 years ago.

Sergeac walks and hikes

There's plenty to do around Sergeac! Whether you opt for long distances or simple strolls, a number of walks will enable you to discover the Vézère Valley. Sergeac's trails take you on a journey through nature, history, culture and heritage. Don't forget that these routes can also be used for other activities, such as horse riding and mountain biking.


Two loops of around 2 hours leave from the village:

  • Huts loop
  • The Brandes loop

Practical info

Please note! If you're looking for a hotel in SergeacThere aren't any. The hotel you're probably looking for is the Hotel de Castel Merle, just a few hundred metres away.

Contact

Sergeac Town Hall
Le Bourg
24290 Sergeac
Telephone: 05 53 50 77 80 :
E-mail: [email protected]

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