Past the gorges of the Doustre in the East and the steep slopes of the brook of Bétaille in the South, the relief of Champagnac-la-Prune becomes gentler on the ‘plateau des Étangs’ (‘the Lake Plateau’), from where there is a fine view of the Xaintrie area.
The inhabitants oh Champagnac-la-Prune:
Called the ‘Champrunois’
Some key figures:
172 inhabitants, 13.27 km², altitude (highest-lowest): 246m-546m, population density: 12,96/km²
Tuesday and Thursday: 14:00 –17:00 / Saturday: 9:00-11:00 -only odd weeks
: 05 55 29 14 61
05 55 29 23 20
Mayor / Deputy mayors:
GOUTTENEGRE Anthony, FAUCHER Sandra, ESPARGILIERE Thierry
DUBOIS Michel, CHATAUR Jean-Paul, SENUT Agnès, BIDAULT Christelle, PRANCHERE Ingrid, BIROLINI Franck, LACROIX Fabienne.
Mlle ROUBY Nelly
They reproduce the coat of arms of the d’Aigrefeuille family. Its red colour, the colour of the blood shed for a noble cause, may be the symbol of courage.
• 11th century church, modified in the 15th century
• Stone cross
• Old houses with character, stone roofs
• ‘Pont de la Mère’ and ‘Pont du Moulin de la Mère’ (bridges)
• Waterfalls at Le Perbos (and ruins of the old mill), and Lamat brook
• Numerous wells and ovens
• Ruins of the ‘Moulin de la Grave’ (mill)
• Municipal lake: ‘Étang de la Gane’
A bit of history:
The name ‘Champagnac la Prune’ has evolved through history: at first ‘Champagnac près Laroche’ (Champagnac near Laroche’), then ‘Champagnac Lès Roche (same meaning), it became ‘Champagnac la Pauvre’ (‘the Poor’), before acquiring its current name. ‘La Prune’, meaning here ‘small’, reminds us that before 1843, when Le Chassang, Le Theil, Graffeuille and Les Vergnes were united with it, the municipality was indeed very small.
The parish, whose patron saint is Saint Peter, was under the jurisdiction of Limoges bishopric.
In the old days, the municipality had two châteaux, the ‘château de La Roche Lafont’, no longer to be seen, and, adjoining the 11th century church, the ‘château de La Gautherie’ (or ‘de Chaunac’), restored in the 19th century.
The ‘château de La Roche Lafont,’ (at Grafeuille) was the residence of the well-known d’Aigrefeuille (or de Grafeuille) family until the end of the 14th century.
As for the ‘château de La Gautherie’, it was first owned by the Gauthier family, which died out at the end of the 14th century, then, from the middle of the 15th century, by the Chaunac family.
Later, the Soudeilles family, followed by the Beaufort, ruled over Champagnac in the 16th and 17th centuries.
More photos of the municipality.Infos de la commune :projet éolien sur CHAMPAGNAC-LA-PRUNE et SAINT PAUL
La permanence d'information qui sera assurée par PHOEBUS ENERGY - VSB le vendredi 30 juin de 16h à 20h à la Salle Polyvalente de CHAMPAGNAC-LA-PRUNE afin d'exposer le projet de parc éolien envisagé et de répondre aux questions éventuelles.