Saint-Oradoux-près-Crocq

Heritage site and architecture
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As you leave this small village, you will discover an old mill that used to soften hemp sheets.
From the village, set off along the river "Tardes", where you will discover an old mill nestled in the heart of its natural surroundings.

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Architecture

The fuller

An old mill that used to soften hemp sheets.
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Architecture

The Towers of Crocq

The last vestiges of a powerful 12th-century chateau, the two towers offer a splendid panoramic view of the Limousin and Auvergne. An orientation table crowns the top of one. Two rooms present a history of the restoration work and host seasonal exhibitions.
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Expertise

Walled garden or couderc

The walled garden or couderc is a communal grazing area. Dry stone walls enclose it. These are part of the Creuse landscape. Inexpensive to build, they are extremely durable, offer perfect drainage and promote biodiversity.
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Description

From Crocq, head in the direction of Basville, then Saint-Oradoux-près-Crocq.

  1. Once you leave the village, take the path on the right. At the crow's foot, turn right again and follow the path to the left.
  2. At the end of this path, cross the road to reach the path on the opposite side.
  3. In the village of Chermartin, turn right. After the low wall garden, turn left immediately.
  4. When you get to the road, take the road opposite. Go through the village. At the end of the latter turn left and follow the low-walled path.
  5. On the left: a view over the towers of Crocq.
  6. At the intersection, turn left. You can make a detour to the Pont des Farges and the wooden footbridge, by taking a right. Then return to the intersection and continue ahead. A few hundred metres further on, it is possible to make a detour to a small wooden bridge that was once used as a lock or water reservoir.
  7. Following the Tardes River, there is an old private mill called Le Foulon which was used to soften hemp fabrics.
  8. Go up to the D9 and follow it to the right.
  9. At the crossroads, continue straight ahead on the road to Auzances (D996).
  10. 150 m further on, in front of the Basville pond, take the path on the right.
  11. At the first intersection, take the right-hand path. When you arrive on the road, turn left and go up to the village of Saint Oradoux.
Departure : Town Hall, Saint-Oradoux-près-Crocq
Arrival : Town Hall, Saint-Oradoux-près-Crocq
Towns crossed : Saint-Oradoux-près-Crocq

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Information desks

Rue de l'Etang, 23700 Auzances

05 55 67 04 99

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Access and parking

At 5 km from Crocq, set off in the direction of Basville and then head for Saint-Oradoux-près-Crocq on the D28.

Parking :

Car park, Town Hall, Saint Oradoux near Crocq

Accessibility

Emergency number :
112

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