Free visit of a 13th century dungeon

Discover this 13th century keep, built by the viscounts of Limoges and 30 meters high. It is fully restored on three floors and topped with a panoramic terrace.

©Michael Reix

Discover this 13th century keep, built by the viscounts of Limoges and culminating at 30 meters high. It is completely restored on three floors and topped with a panoramic terrace.

About the venue

Rue de la tour du plô, 87500 Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
  • Château, hôtel urbain, palais, manoir

The Plô Tower, built at the beginning of the 13th century by the Viscount of Limoges, is the oldest civil monument of Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche. A symbol of the lord’s authority and power over the city, it protected the population. The provost marshal exercised his power of police and justice from the oval square at the foot of the Tower. It is to his position that refers the name of «Plô», which in Occitan means «small plateau» or «place on a high point».