The tiny chapel in Domaine de La Chapelle Saint Martin is a listed building with unusual architecture. Now owned by the local municipality, from the 14th century the property was in the hands of the Juge de Saint Martin family (of whom Madame Juge de Saint Martin was the sister of Pope Clement VI). Since the town of Couzeix has entrusted us with the only key to the chapel, we can afford our visitors exclusive access to the mysterious shrine. Inside, the chapel shows traces of recent worship. Those who dare to descend into the crypt, which houses the remains of the descendants and forefathers of Jacques-Joseph Juge de Saint Martin, will discover the secret underground tunnel that leads across the grounds to our property. Keen walkers can venture as far as the Saint Martin holy fountain, a popular pilgrimage site to this day.
In a secluded meadow in our 40-hectare park, 10 colourful little homes stand in a line. Based on a long-term passion for the land, nature, and the fine produce it offers, we have established around ten beehives at La Chapelle Saint Martin, with a view to preserve our park's biodiversity and to contribute to developing its vegetation. Now, almost 500,000 foraging bees set to work every day to produce a sweet, multi-floral honey which has the unique taste of our region. Guided by our beekeeper Laurent and myself, I invite you to share a "happy-culture" moment. Equipped with the appropriate clothing, you will discover how the beehive is organised and the role of the queen; you will see how the colony lives, and learn where the pollen, honey, and wax are stored... The bees are harmless, and if they sense that you are in awe of their work, they will let you observe them for several minutes. Come and enjoy the happy-culture experience, which is both fun and educational!
This pure white, almost translucent material has made Limoges famous all over the world. White gold has fascinated visitors for over 200 years. Friend and cook to the best porcelain makers, Chef Dudognon opens the doors to the last renowned factories in operation. Discover the prestigious Maison Bernardaud and meet the talented Sylvie Coquet. To deepen your knowledge, the Musée National Adrien Dubouché offers the opportunity to relive centuries of porcelain-making tradition from France and throughout the world. If you're feeling creative, get your brushes at the ready and ask for a lesson in painting on porcelain: like Dalí, Castelbajac, and Carven, why not create your own Limoges porcelain service? If you're worried about lacking in inspiration, stroll through the corridors of our property! Admire the porcelain works along the way and give in to the charms of the porcelain teapot collection at our bistro, Le 27 restaurant.