This is a 19th-century recreation of a much older former church on the site.  Although picturesque on the outside, it is what is on the inside that is amazing; its inner walls covered with murals depicting the Old and New Testament, by the painter Gabriel Chabrat.  The windows extend the frescoes and, depending on the season, create light effects on the walls, giving life to the depicted characters.  This church is on the route of the "Painted Churches" through the Limousin.  This route links religious buildings containing various works of art, like the murals of Andre Brasilier in the St. Blaise Church of Pompadour (Corrèze), frescoes by Nicolas Greschny in the churches of Saint-Sauveur in Rochechouart, Saint Joan of Arc in Limoges (Haute-Vienne) and Saint Jacques in Auzances (Creuse).

Sous Parsat is also home of Father Christmas’s workshop… At Christmas time the whole village is given over to Father Christmas with decorations throughout the village, over 90+ Christmas trees lit (the village has installed a dedicated electrical sub-station to power this) and an old shepherd’s hut commandeered for the workshop. For 5 nights prior to Christmas Eve there is a son-et-lumiere with Father Christmas arriving on his sled that 1000s of people from all over flock to see!

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