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Le Bas-Ségala

St- Salvadou


Saint-Salvadou became part of the new Bas-Ségala commune in 2016 and you'll find lots to see here. The Sérene rivers snake through the wooded countryside studded with stone houses and farms covered in lauzes, the traditional stone « slates ». The houses in the village centre cluster around the tall belltower of the beautiful neo-gothic church. The village has a “one flower” award and you'll see this in the abundant planting in the village's many squares, nooks and crannies.

Three poets were born here, all of whom wrote of their roots: Justin Bessou, a colleague and friend of Fréderic Mistral, Henri de Lestang and André Pradel. Discover these roots yourself by meandering along the country walks in the footsteps of the Lords who founded this « sauveté » in the 11th century, of the monks of La Chaise-Dieu and of the « Croquants » who, 500 years later, risked their lives to defend their property. Also don't forget the « Fairy Fountain » a shrine of mystery and legend since the dawn of time.

Tourists will find a general store and a tennis court in the village, B&Bs, a waterside campsite and a restaurant. The village is currently being equipped with free audio guides to help you better understand its history and heritage.


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