A Romanesque church has perched
high on its promontory since the 12th century. Inside is a
wooden, listed statue of the Virgin Mary dating from the 15th
From the church is a sweeping view of the Dordogne River, the
plains of Lalinde and the EDF power station.
The church with its magnificent
vantage point is visible from the road but is, nonetheless, a
little awkward to get to from the village so, below are
indispensable directions !
« On entering the village, climb upwards and turn left,
passing in front of the Town Hall. Continue and head back
downwards to the left whereupon, if all is well, the road
should open up on the right to the pretty church square. »
Another important historical site
Traly Mill Pond
about which legends abound because of, supposedly, being the
cradle of seven separate sources which all bubble forth at
12°C whatever the season...
Calès boasted two ports at the time of the gabares and river
transport, today only the landing stages once used to load
wood from the forest of Bessède and unload the fine wines of
Bordeaux, still exist.
From the wash-house, located on the left at the town entrance,
to go up toward the school, go right toward "Peymegoux" It is
a 14 kilometre, five-hour pedestrian circuit.