Confolens, a city known since the year 1000, takes its name from the term "Confluence", which corresponds to it in more than one way. Confluence of the waters, those of Vienne and Goire, cultural confluence between the languages of Oc and Oil, in particular...
From its medieval period, it has preserved many buildings that can be discovered on foot: the keep, the beautiful half-timbered houses of Pinaguet streets, the Portes d'Ansac, the Sun...
Confolens is also home to two medieval bridges, the Pont-Vieux, which crosses the Vienne river, to discover the Fontorse district from which a beautiful fountain flows and the Goire bridge, which leads to a former tanners' district.
Guided tours are offered under the label Pays d'Art et d'Histoire du Confolentais.
Also worth seeing is the Duke of Epernon's house, a very beautiful 15th century half-timbered building, the Commandery chapel, the churches of Saint-Maxime and Saint-Barthélémy, the Louis Quériaud mill on the Goire river.
A compass is given as a gift to each child at the Tourist Office.
Confolentais Tourist Office
8, rue Fontaine des Jardins,
Tel: 05 45 84 84 22 22 22
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