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Towards Savigny…

On the road to Savigny and its abbey…
It was the reverend, Abbé Gausmar who brought the Vitis vinefera (wine vine) variety back to Savigny from the crusades. The tour of the village centres around the Carolingian Benedictine Abbey, the remnants of which primarily comprise the Tour de l’Horloge or Clock Tower (XIIth century) and a few houses that belonged to dignitaries. A "history trail" with information boards will guide you throughout your walk.

The treasures of the Lapidaire Museum
Enter the Musée Lapidaire, situated on the corner of a street.
There are several extremely beautiful sculptures here (keystones, capitals and columns) collected at the end of the XIXth century due only to the determination of an inhabitant of the village. Free entry. Guided tour of the abbey and its museum on the 1st Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. starting at the Place de la Mairie.

Climb up to Sourcieux les Mines
The town contains some pretty treasures such as its church dating from the XVth century with its depictions of Saint Barbe, the patron saint of miners, a Gothic cross dating from 1482 standing majestically in front of it.
At over 500 metres above sea level is the Chapelle de Fouillet, a chapel offering a remarkable viewpoint over the Brévenne Valley and the Monts-d’Or mountains.

 

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