Commune Richerenches is famous worldwide for its truffle markets that are well known to both professionals and lovers of this delicacy. Here is the main market of black truffles, not only known in France but also throughout Europe. It sold the largest number of black diamond. At the bottom of the market there is incredibly interesting fair-selling of truffles, food dishes tasting prepared with this delicacy,meeting of «Truffle Brotherhood», tasting and saling of farmer’s wine and other activities.
History of Richerenches is closely associated with the Order of the Knights Templar, who founded themselves the town in the Middle Ages. On the legacy they left church of Saint-Denis, where today are weddings and other rituals held. It is preserved the Templar house, which was renovated in 2008. Today this building is a tourist information center. Visiting this house you can see the museum of truffles and wine acquainted with an exhibition about the history of the Templars, see exhibitions held throughout the year and attend concerts in the big arched room.
Treasure of Richerenches there are its wines from the wine cellar, the most popular are Le Cellier des Templiers, Le Domaine St Alban et le domaine de la Guiberte.
Among the other attractions there are worth noting Beffrua, the Statue of Our Lady Noir, Notre Dame de Corona, dating from the XIII century, church, rebuilt in the early XVI century, in the church of the Knights Templar in 1147, which was destroyed due the closure of the Knights Templar, the chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Bon- Rencontre of XVII century, Chapelle Saint-Alban, Oratoire Saint-Joseph, la Vierge Marie et de Saint-Yrieix.
A distinctive feature of Richerenches is its location in the L’Enclave des Papes. We recommend starting meeting with the town with its surroundings by renting a bicycle, on horseback walk or go walking to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and nature.
- Truffle Fair «LE BAN DES TRUFFLES» - November 15
- Truffles Mass - January 17
- Truffle Market - from mid-November to late March
- Flower Fair - May 4
- Wine Festival - May 31
- Festival «DES NUITS DE L'ENCLAVE» - 1 Sunday of July
- Festival of classical music «LES MUSCALES DE GRILLON» - July 14
- Heritage Day - the third Sunday in September