Vicq-Sur-Breuilh

Nestling between the rivers Breuilh and Briance, the commune is spread over more than five-thousand hectares.

Commune de Vicq Sur Breuilh

This charming little bourg , built against the foot of a hillside, is hidden in a fold in the landscape. Its origins are gallo-roman, as is indicated by its name, which is derived from vicus – meaning a small, non-fortified cluster of dwellings, and other structures. From on high, it is over-looked by the principal part of the Old Castle: inside, for you to admire, there is its renaissance décor.   

Museum and garden Cécile Sabourdy à  Vicq sur Breuilh

In the centre of the bourg, along with its many old houses, is a substantial church which, unusually, has a centrally-placed bell tower, partially covered by chestnut boarding. There are other things for you to discover: a magnificent 17th century presbytery, now the Museum of d’Art Naïf et d’Art Brut (of ‘outsider’ art); three themed gardens through which you can take pleasure walking; and a puits à balancier (a centrally pivoted beam, for lifting water up from a well). A few hundred metres away, marking a way into the village, is the chapel of Chauveix, with a strikingly-decorated interior. 

In front of the museum is the setting-off point for the rambling route: ‘Les coteau de la Breuilh’ (the slopes of the Breuilh) cuts across the commune for nearly fourteen  kms, and takes you through some of its seventy-one hamlets. 

Official website of the municipality of Vicq-Sur-Breuilh : http://www.vicqsurbreuilh.fr/