Old village of Gensac

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The village of Gensac, built on a promontory dominating the Dordogne valley has kept several witnesses of its medieval past. Of the castle, there remains only a section of wall and the remains of a postern. The Notre-Dame church, of Romanesque foundation, rebuilt in the XNUMXth century, dominates from its bell tower the village with its picturesque streets where there are beautiful houses from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, some of which are half-timbered. The cat house where the knight was killed of Pardaillan, and some half-timbered houses deserve special attention, as well as the cul-de-lampe pulpit known as
"Calvin's chair" at the corner of the courtyard of the town hall. Under the castle there is a very deep cave where superstition lodges the Chausse Bielhe, a fantastic being, who at night comes to squat on the chest of sleepers and prevents them from breathing.

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On the tracks of Robin "Discovering Gensac"

1 km
Duration: 1h
Difficulty : Very easy


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