Valojoulx, a village between nature and history...
Valojoulx is located to the south-west of Montignac-Lascauxat the heart of the Vézère valley. Its geological history was marked by secondary sedimentation and fluvial erosion of the Vézère in the Quaternary period, followed by manganese mining in the 19th century. There are two distinct zones: to the north (the Valojoulx high plateau) and to the south (the Vézère valley and intermediate plateaux), separated by the Turançon stream, which has influenced the layout of the buildings.
From its source to the Vézère
The Turançon fed the wheels of five mills: the Moulin du Treuil (now part of the French Fishing Federation), the Moulin de Madameboth Moulins de Lagorce upstream of the village, the Moulin de la Mailleraie (a former woollen carding mill, then cheese factory or milk depot, source of the commune's drinking water) and finally the Moulin de la Querrerie at the confluence with the river. The Seignolle, another stream bordering the commune of Sergeac, powered the millstones of the Moulin du Masnègre.
The village is concentrated around its church
The church dates from around the 12th and 13th centuries and has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1974. The presence of lauze roofs means that the village can be identified as a typical Sarladais village. Valojoulx has a number of tourist attractions, including Gallic huts (listed as a Historic Monument), but is also located a few kilometres from the Losse castlefrom the Lascaux and its facsimile.
Hiking from the village of Valojoulx
Valojoulx attracts green tourism thanks to its lush green setting. Starting from the village, the The Posadou loop will delight you with the diversity of the landscape and the variations in terrain. You'll be able to admire centuries-old stone-roofed houses and mills, as well as the erosion of the cliffs by the sea, now covered by a splendid forest.
The circuit "In the footsteps of the Lascaux menpasses through this charming village. By bike, you can take the "Lascaux and the Vézère valley which also passes through the village. On this cycling tour, you'll be in for some architectural, historical and cultural surprises, as well as some natural and unusual sights. Don't let go of the handlebars! But look up from time to time! The views and the cultural heritage are remarkable. And if you feel like it, stop for a moment and contemplate!
The little extras in the village of Valojoulx
- July-August : gourmet market Friday evenings
- August: Valojoulx Vézère Raid