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Limay: photos, description (Limeuil)

Limay is one of the communes of the Purple Perigord, on the Dordogne. Such areas in the Department only four, and they have "color" names depending on the key natural features: White périgord (limestone), Black (stone oak), Green (forests and fields), Purple (grapes). Limay is also included in the list of most beautiful French villages.

Municipality located at the confluence of two rivers - the Dordogne and the vézère, therefore, shipping and fishing were the main occupations of its inhabitants since ancient times. Archaeological excavations found in these places plenty of evidence of magdalenian culture (late Paleolithic, XV-VIII century BC), which are dominated by the tools of the fishermen and herdsmen - hooks, spears, staves, and also paintings and objects decorated with images of fish and deer. Navigation is also provided Limey a comfortable existence in the XVIII-XIX centuries, when the village became a major river port.

One of the famous women from Lima was Isabo. de La tour de Turenne, inspired the poet Pierre Ronsard to create beautiful works. She lived in the sixteenth and died in the early XVII century, was also known as Isabo. de Limay and was one of the ladies of Catherine de Medici.

The modern village has preserved many buildings of the medieval period, including walls, houses, churches and the remains of a castle. Limasky castle, or rather what's left of it (the two towers and wells), can be seen in gardens, provides a panoramic view of the confluence of two rivers. The gardens were created in the early last century, and in the end it was purchased by the government and transferred to the Association Au Fil du Temps for management and recovery. In the summer, the gardens represented a variety of local Handicrafts - there are temporary workshops on felting, felt, weaving and other traditional occupations of peregoncev.

In Limee you can see two churches of St. Martin and St. Catherine. The first was consecrated in the late twelfth century and was decorated with remarkable wall paintings. The second temple was built on the foundations of the XII century, the construction of the Church of Saint Catherine was completed in the XV century.