Le Moulin du Got: 2.7 Km
Visit of the mill and workshops. The discovery of 500 years of know-how in this 15th century paper mill. The mill operated until 1954, but recently a new page of its history has been written. After dozens of years of silence and decay, the Moulin du Got is once again in operation. During the guided tour, the public discovers the origin, manufacture and evolution of paper and graphic arts. In the paper mill, you'll get your hands dirty and you'll learn everything from the sheets to the shape, from straw paper to cardboard dolls' heads ... The smell of ink will plunge you into the world of printing where Gutenberg and the typographical composition, the linotype or the horned beast will no longer hold any secrets for you. When you leave the Moulin du Got, your view of the white or printed paper sheet will have completely changed! To take part in the guided tour, make your reservation online and pay on the spot with our hostess.
Saint-Léonard de Noblat: 200 meters
Saint-Léonard de Noblat is the only protected area in the Limousin region and is labeled "Plus Beaux Détours de France". It represents an important stage on the roads to Santiago de Compostela. This city, once fortified, located near the Vienne River, developed around the tomb of Saint Leonard, patron saint of prisoners, near the ancient Bourges-Bordeaux road. It has managed to preserve its medieval circular structure, its striped layout and its narrow streets. Very pretty houses testify to the age-old know-how of the builders combining from the 13th to the 18th century, half-timbered, granite stones framing the doors of the stores, the windows of the floors and rubble stones. As you stroll through the narrow streets, you will discover the Place de la République, the house with the round tower and the one with the square tower, and near the collegiate church, the Maison des Consuls and the former pilgrims' hospital. The Romanesque church with its impressive dimensions is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the national property "Ways to Santiago de Compostela in France". Along the river Vienne, the district of the Pont de Noblat, with its small church and stone bridge (13th century), allows you to admire the road bridge (18th century) and the railway viaduct. Saint-Léonard de Noblat, an agricultural town but also a town of many craftsmen, was famous for its tanneries, its ironwork workshops (tympanums and wrought iron stair railings in the 18th century), its porcelain factories (two of which are still in operation), its paper mills, whose know-how is now rewriting a new page in its history, through the Moulin du Got, a restored 15th century paper mill (production site, paper mill, printing works, exhibitions, visits, workshops...). Guided tours of the town labeled Pays d'art et d'histoire in July-August and the rest of the year by appointment for groups.