The viaduct delivers its secrets

Come listen to the history of the construction of the viaduct with Jean-Claude Bellarbre, author of historical research on the construction of the railway.

©Office de Tourisme - BSHV

Come listen to the history of the construction of the viaduct with Jean-Claude Bellarbre, author of historical research on the construction of the railway.

The Briance Sud Haute-Vienne landscape is crossed by the Limoges-Brive railway line built between 1885 and 1893. Among the important constructions linked to the creation of the line, two remarkable works of art dominate the valleys of the two Briances: the viaduct of the croup in Saint-Germain-les-Belles and the viaduct of Pierre-Buffière.

About the venue

Le Croup, 87380 Saint-Germain-les-Belles
  • Site patrimonial remarquable
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  • Architecture contemporaine remarquable
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  • Patrimoine ferroviaire, des transports et du génie civil

The Croup Railway Viaduct, 48 metres high, between Saint-Germain-les-Belles and Magnac-Bourg, is one of those structures that has been majestically integrated into the surrounding landscape for more than a century.

Access: Park at the level of the meadow that overlooks the viaduct, road to Magnac-Bourg.

Viaduc ferroviaire du Croup ©Office de Tourisme Haute-Vienne