Saint Saud Lacoussière in the Périgord Vert, one of the most expansive municipalities of France, offers a multitude of different faces: from shady valley to wide fields through hamlets in the shade of century-old trees or exceptional heritage (mills, abbey or farm).
The Dronne river, whose water quality is exceptional, offers many opportunities for fishing and hiking to the residents of Saind Saud. Besides that, it houses several mills, some of them are still in use, while others are turned into homes. This environment offers nice walks to discover these architectural curiosities. This may including a short, but surprising walk to the impressive Boviduc, only a stone’s throw away from the campsite.
Saint Saud, in the ninth century was a quiet and welcome place for many monks: places like Vieille Abbaye, Peyrouse or Bonnefond have housed these special populations and gave them a peacefull praying home.
The Romanesque church of the 12th century was restored in 1952 and 1957. Here you can admire very special frescoes, representing the Passion of Christ with wooden pillars from the Peyrouse Abbey.
It was in this church that Father Julien either Georges Rocal, exercised his priesthood for 60 years. As a well-known writer, he has written several books describing the habits and customs of the region (old customs and the magic of the Périgord, "croquants du Périgord"..).
So far, Saint Saud was mainly focused on the agricultural sector, nowadays Saint Saud is open for the gastronomy and tourism as well: honey, ostrich, veal, champignons and other products. But also the ponds, streams and forest are still in development.
The ‘Grand Etang’, meant for swimming and fishing, shops, restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts or campsites are in good conditions and suitable for visitors.
The ‘Fête du cèpe’ and the ‘Veau sous la Mère’
Very close to Kawan Village Château le Verdoyer, a team of producers had the idea to combine the two flagships of the region: the well mysterious as coveted mushroom and the animal that have no diet at all… The small village Saint Saud, is therefore the home of the ‘Fête du Cèpe’ and ‘Veau sous la Mère’ and dedicate the first Sunday of October to many original recipes, sometimes spectacular entertainment such as making wooden mushrooms with a chain saw and a giant flea/farmers market.