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Ségur-Le-château: photo description (Segur-le-Chateau)

Ségur-Le-château - the historic village in the centre of France located in the Limousin region. It is included in the Association "Most beautiful villages of France". It is home to just over 200 people. Distance from the French capital city of Paris is almost 400 kilometers. Ségur is located on a hill, the maximum altitude here reaches almost 400 meters above the sea level.

The story of Ségur begins from the VI century of our era, although the genus viscounts de Segur was born only five hundred years later. At the same time was built a powerful fortress, which was twice occupied by British troops during the hundred years ' war to 1361 and 1374. But then the castle passed into the hands of the French crown. Moreover, in 1443 it was decided to place in Segur appeal to the Royal court, which lasted three hundred years up to 1750.

Under its current name - ségur-Le-château is a city known only in 1924. Interestingly, the title of Seigneur of Segur twice redeemed for a large sum - in 1582 and 1643. After the French revolution, in 1795, the castle was purchased by a local wealthy farmer Dumas Laurelle, who later became mayor of the city.

Now in Segur preserved a lot of old houses of XV-XVIII centuries. Especially noteworthy is the graceful half-timbered houses of the XV century, including the house known as "house of the king Henry IV", which is half of stone and half of wood. Another mansion is decorated elegantly serving a decorative turret. Other attractions are the Church of Saint-Leger, Saint Lawrence tower of the XVI century and oval barn XVIII century, covered with a thatched roof.