The Jesus and Mary Chain – The amazing story of our Medieval Cross of Sergeac.

Upon turning the bend on the road heading towards château Cramirat in Sergeac, you will first be welcomed by the medieval 16th-century stone cross called Croix Hosanaire. This unique name given to the cross derives from the word Hosanne or Ozanne, signifying the tradition of placing branches of the holy box tree at the foot […]

A first-time-ever opportunity to discover the nobles at Château Cramirat

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Usually closed to the public, its doors will open exceptionally for the occasion of EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS (Journées Européennes du Patrimoine)..We invite you to come and discover the latest research on the history and architecture of this ancient noble sanctuary of Cramirac, with Xavier Pagazani, a researcher at the Régional Patrimoine and Inventaire office, Direction […]

Take me to church

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“…Take me to church, Good God, let me give you my life״ / Our next door neighbour, The Saint-Pantaléon church..25 meters from our Château Cramirat is our next-door neighbor, the unique and beautiful 11th- century church called – Église Saint-Pantaléon. We hear the church’s bells every day as a reminder of the events and people […]

Killing me softly, Hidden corners of our Château Cramirat

When our chateau was originally built, in the 13th century, one of its main purposes was to serve as a protective stronghold for the grandmaster and knights of the Templar order.As our previous post indicated, it was a fortified compound surrounded by walls that were topped with a guard step way. These walls have arrowslits […]

Hidden corners of our Château Cramirat

The arch is a mechanical means of spanning an opening using wedged-shaped units, keeping one another in position, and transforming the vertical pressure of the superimposed load into components transmitted laterally to the abutments.At Château Cramirat, we have three arches, two as doorways and one as a gateway.The main double arch that has remained, is […]

Hidden corners of our Château Cramirat

Towers usually served as cool storage spaces and observation posts. At Château Cramirat, our tower is the main stairwell, with a three-story flight of stairs leading to the roof.Built sometime in the 15th 16th century, the tower is accessed from a door on the ground floor and it has three windows that bring in the […]