The sun was shining at last so we visited another of the local medieval towns in the area St-Yrieix-La Perche. Although small this town had done a good job of blending old with the new. Although Saturday morning the town was very quiet and everything closed at 12.30pm. In our stroll we found a gorgeous patisserie so we couldn’t resist the temptation!
We then explored the countryside around and found Jumilhac Le Grand one of the most magnificent chateaux in the region. The chateau was built in the 13th century, altered in the 17th century and is unique in France by the diversity of its roof decorated with allegorical roof tiles. Its position on the top of a deep ravine was also impressive.