Sainte Alvère has retained traces
of its glorious past such as the remains of Lostanges Château
and its battlements, towers and postern gate.
The Lostanges family also built St Pierre es Liens Church whose
architecture and proportions are unusual for the era.
The village streets are still dotted with evidence of
long-disappeared rural ways : the wash-house, the «tramalh» - an
Occitan name for the structure used for harnessing and feeding
horses and cattle - a well, a spring etc.
Hiking Trails and
Footpaths : click here
Five hiking trails leave Sainte Alvère and lead walkers through the
region’s natural and man-made heritage. The footpaths, between
four and 11km long, are perfect for one-day walks through
hamlets, past old farms, through woods and agricultural land all
with their own wealth of particular flora and fauna such as wild
orchids and birds of prey.
Events : • Shows in August:
Itinerary Art Day. A day of trading and social interaction
between St. Alvère artists and art lovers. A guide to this day
awaits you at the St. Alvère Municipal Tourism Service, to
help you discover painters, potters, visual artists, ...
• Evening markets in July and August : sample the local
produce, live music etc.
• National Fête Day : themed evening, dance, a variety of
• Village Fête during the first weekend of August : dancing
and various events over the two days.
• Local produce market from 15 June to 15 September on Monday
• Truffle market from December to February on Monday mornings.
This year, it will take place between november 30, 2009 and February 22, 2010.
• Antiques Fair during the last weekend of July.
• «Le Peyrol», a traditional festival, held every other year.
No Peyrol festival in 2009 due to influenza A:
The board of directors of the Peyrol agricultural show met
Friday, September 11th and decided to cancel the 2009 edition of
this now mythical event.
A grand prize lottery will also be held in March, 2010 to enable
the association to get going again, and ensure the organization
of a Peyrol festival in 2010, already arranged for 28
November 2010. Book your party!