Imagine a deep gorge with impressive white cliffs splashed with the green of trees, and you'll have an idea of Autoire.
A cascade of brown roofs
Here, between Gramat and St. Céré, on the sun-warmed causse, Autoire's houses form a cascade of brown roofs and light-coloured façades down the hillside. In this harmonious blend of colours, you find a fountain, half-timbered houses, and elegant gentlemen's residences flanked by small towers.
Under the protection of the Viscounts of Turenne for centuries, Autoire has a serene atmosphere firmly implanted over its eight hundred years of existence. Because manor houses and small châteaux were built here, the village was nicknamed « Petit Versailles » and has been awarded the status of «one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France ».
Don't miss :
- the perfectly-restored square pigeon-towers
- the 30 metre high cascade, the highest in the département