The Communal Oven
The “Lauzanne” Oven
The “Lestrade” Oven
The “Jorby-Caudy” Oven
The “Genêt” Oven
The “Teyssier” Oven
It consists of a vault and a hearth made in refractory bricks. And in front of this oven is a room where the wood for heating is kept. The clédier (upstairs) is made of chestnut. This was used to dry chestnuts and walnuts but was also used as a store for broom which, once dried, was used to light the oven. The oven still works regularly, which ensures it keeps all its authenticity.
The “Goupillère” Oven”
The Church and its Sully oak tree
The interior, covered by ribbed vaults in the 13th century, has a graceful Rococo altar, with an urn-shaped tabernacle decorated with a gilded bas-relief representing the Good Shepherd. On each side, on a painted wall, two niches house the polychrome wooden statues of Saint Anthony with his piglet and of Saint James.
Sully, a minister of Henri IV, had oak trees planted at crossroads all over France. These trees were also intended to shelter the assemblies of the villagers held at the end of the mass to deal with parish business. This is why we still find many of them, even today, next to churches.
The Massif des Monédières
- Go towards the church next to the Presbytery, where you will find Sully’s majestic lime trees. Continue behind the church, a lectern allows you to discover the Massif des Monédières and the Vézère Valley.
- Then leave in the direction of the main road (Uzerche Chamberet).
- Turn right at the communal oven and continue straight ahead. After 200 m, on the left, it is possible to see the “Lauzanne” oven.
- Follow the path that leads to a road, turn right, and you can see the “Jorby-Caudy” oven on the left. Continue along the road, and 100 m further, on the right, you will find the “Faroux” oven.
- Shortly after, turn left at the well. At the end of the path, a round trip allows you to see the oven of “Le Genêt” 150 m further on. Retrace your steps and turn right to go through the hamlet of Le Teyssier.
- At the crossroads, go past the “du Teyssier” oven, continue right until you reach the Rilhac-Treignac sign, and turn left towards La Goupillère.
- In the village, from the path, you can see the “La Goupillère” oven. Continue along the path that runs alongside the meadow, then climb the path to the right after the small stream.
- Once you get to the road, turn right and follow the path back to Rilhac-Treignac (short circuit of 4.7 km). Or turn left and follow the yellow markings (long circuit + 5 km).
- Departure : Place de la Mairie, Rilhac-Treignac
- Arrival : Place de la Mairie, Rilhac-Treignac
- Towns crossed : Rilhac-Treignac
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