Langourla Things to Do
This former quarry closed in the 1960s. Now converted into a theatre, it is a lovely setting for a whole range of activities, from cattle shows to concerts. It's the main venue of the annual jazz festival, too.Related to:
- Theater Travel
Guarded by the Chapelle St-Joseph is the venerable Miraculous Oak. Like the tower, it is a place of local legend. Apparently, if women rub their bottoms against it on St Joseph's day, they will be married within a year!
The St-Eutrope Tower in the centre of the village is all that remains of a fourteenth-century church. Inside are coats of arms of local families.
St Eutrope was a third-century bishop with miraculous powers, alleged to have affected the earth of the tower itself. According to legend, it has curative properties: if you take a handful, apply it to an injury or a sick person, then return it to the place it was taken from, the malady may be cured.Related to:
- Historical Travel
Choose from three bars, the first just by the chapel and the miraculous oak in the hamlet of St Joseph. If you want a meal as well as a drink, try the Auberge de la Vieille Tour, while the Nargile often has live music.
Langourla is well-provided with three shops. In the centre of the village are a general store and a bakery, while the bar at the hamlet of St Joseph also has a general store.
Other facilities in the village centre include a post office and a library, either side of the Mairie.
What to buy: Don't forget postcards!