Mardi 03 mars 2015
Production of the fruit
Sweet and horse chestnuts are harvested from the chestnut plantations. The processing of the fruit remains a field of activity which is in the course of developing. Linked to the harvesting of the fruit are the "clédiers", which are driers for the chestnuts, which are mainly found adjoining the farms in the Monts de Châlus.
The Association for horse and sweet chestnuts in Limousin
It is intended to promote chestnuts and chestnut trees in Limousin. From June to November, the guided tour of the chestnut allows you to discover:
Personalised study tours, open to school pupils and adults, if reserved in advance.
Further information on 05 55 78 49 92 or from the Mairie (town hall) in Dournazac 05 55 78 43 08
The chestnut discovery trail
The special plantation in Dournazac
Free admittance March - November
. The plantation is slightly overgrown, so make sure you have appropriate shoes.
The House of the Chestnut Tree (Maison du Châtaignier), close to the Tourist Information Office of the Monts de Châlus
A place of discovery
• Video describing the activities connected to making use of the wood of the chestnut tree.
Tourist Information Office of the Monts de Châlus 05 55 78 51 13
A place to buy
Hand-made products are on show and for sale: farm products based on the chestnut and many items in chestnut wood, from the traditional to the little more contemporary.