Sainte-Eulalie d'Olt, medieval city, city of art

Sainte-Eulalie d'Olt, nestled in a green setting, on the left bank of the Lot, downstream from Saint-Geniez-d'Olt, is a medieval village, classified as one of the "most beautiful villages of France".

A village full of flowers where the narrow and winding streets are an invitation to stroll.


Heritage and events...

In Sainte-Eulalie d'Olt, you must visit the 11th century church, the 15th century castle, the renaissance hotel and the mill wheel.

The church has a reliquary containing a fragment of the crown of thorns of Christ which gives place every 2nd Sunday of July to a procession, the Procession of the Holy Thorn. All the inhabitants of the village, dressed in costume, re-enact the main phases of Christ's ascent to Calvary. The whole weekend is a celebration with a traditional ball, meal and fireworks.

Every year on All Saints' Day, a curious auction takes place: for centuries, a bailiff offers a first lot, a live chicken. Other lots are then offered by the parishioners: brandy, eggs, hazelnuts, paintings... allowing to collect money destined to the parish in order to offer masses for the deceased.


Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt - Sainte-Eulalie-d'Art

For many years, Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt has turned to art, not only through the architectural aspect of the village, but also thanks to its inhabitants.
Many artists, recently settled, have been attracted by the project of the commune "Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt - Sainte-Eulalie-d'Art" aiming at the development of an artistic pole.
Thus, the Petite École d'Art was established in 1998, in the former premises of the local school, as well as other artists and art craftsmen in the village or in the old restored barn, called the Grange des Arts.


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