Church (listed as an
Historical Monument in 1957). Renovated in 1995-1997. The
village square was renovated in 1999.
The Church The church belonged to
the priory and although its date is unknown, the oldest,
right-hand side dates from at least the 13th century.
The church, which is dedicated to St Anne, is 21m long and 6m
wide and has only one nave. The original architecture was
Romanesque-Byzantine. The right-hand wall is especially
remarkable due to its groups of clustered columns, some
square, some round, topped by carved capitals which, despite
their poor condition, are still of particular interest.
Sculpted imaginary beasts, fish and other symbols commonly
used in the 13th century can still be discerned under the
capitals. The belfry, door and rest of the church are of less
interest dating only from the Renaissance.
Sadillac church harbours some of the most beautiful capitals
in the Bergerac region.
Springs : There are two main
springs. One near the château with, on the back wall a scratched
Greek cross dating from the 13th or 14th century (or the
imitation of just such a cross).
Suitable for horse-riders, walkers and mountain-bikers.
Starting point : the small square behind the château.
Set off towards ‘Bouniagues’. Turn left after 20m down a path (old
tarmac) which climbs upwards. At the top is the Moulin de
Sadillac (windmill). Veer to the right along the path which
follows a fence and continue down into the woods and then along
the side of a vineyard. At the end of the vines, turn left, walk
for 100m then turn right along a grass path between the vines.
Follow the dirt track which runs in front of a house called «
Les Gagneries » and take the gravelled path down to the tarmac
road. Continue straight until reaching the hamlet, « Le Pigeard
» (where the trail doubles up with the Bouniagues N°21 circular
Turn right down
the dirt track, the GR636, between the farms. At the junction
turn right, still following the GR636. The path takes you along
the edge of cultivated fields and then into the woods. At the
crossroads turn left for 150m and then right (where the path
leaves the N°21 circular walk). Reaching the road head towards «
La Verdure », the GR636, pass in front of a house following the
grass path for 500m. At the crossroads turn left and follow the
grass path which climbs upwards. Reaching the farm, « Les Nadoux
», follow the dirt track until the tarmac road (to the left the
path joins up with the N°21 Eyrenville circular walk) and, after
400m, at a fork in the road turn right and follow the path to
the Château de Libersac (closed to the public). At the château
take the grass path to your right which heads downwards along
the vines and follow it through an oak forest and along
cultivated fields. Turn right upon reaching the tarmac road. At
the crossroads turn left towards « Sadillac ». 500m later (to
the left you can see the golf course of the Château de Sadillac)
you are back in Sadillac.