Jeudi 18 septembre 2014
The Castle of Les Cars
Castle of Les Cars The Castle of Les Cars was the residence of the Pérusse family, major servants of the "royal administration" from the 14th to the 17th century, and it has an unusual profile in the area of the Monts de Châlus. Indeed, archaeological discoveries show the splendour of the site during the Renaissance, while the ruins show that the architecture was adapted to using firearms during the Wars of Religion.
Despite the destruction of the Revolution, the remains are still accessible today; mainly made up of two towers, detached houses and magnificent stables decorated with frescoes.
An exhibition bringing together plans, sketches, archaeological chattels and a lapidary collection makes it possible to understand the site at the apogee of its splendour. Lastly, a digital reconstitution of the castle and the area around allows the visitor to pay a virtual visit to the site as it was in the early 17th century.