Bellac is the birthplace of the famous writer Jean Giraudoux, who considered it to be the most beautiful town in the world.
Bellac is a town of true character and the real tourist and cultural crossroads of the Haut-Limousin. Located 40 km north of Limoges and 30 km from the town of Oradour-sur-Glane and its history of WW2.
The history of Bellac is told through its monuments: the church of Notre Dame, its 12th century enamelled relic chest, its medieval houses, its picturesque alleys, and its beautiful views over the river Vincou.
The Pont de la Pierre in Bellac (13th century) spans the Vincou river and is one of the oldest medieval bridges in France. With its four arches, it was used by merchants on their way to Mortemart and the Atlantic coast. It is by this bridge that arrived the products of the sea, fish and salt, but also the wines of Charente.
Bellac also offers a multitude of cultural activities, and such leisure and relaxation options as theatre, library and media centre, cinema, outdoor pool, beautiful hikes, and excellent places to eat.
Bellac Tourist Office