Fancy a trip to the cinema or an exhibition ? There is plenty of opportunity in the Porte Océane du Limousin !
Going to the cinema, a show, or an exhibition can also be a good opportunity to discover a little of the history of the building in which it is based.
Le Centre de la Mémoire
Take the time to discover what led to the terrible events at Oradour at the Centre de la Memoire. As well as the five permanent exhibition areas, the Centre de la Mémoire holds temporary exhibitions which look more in depth at certain aspects of the drama.
Since 1914, the Centre de la Mémoire has exhibited 500 photos of the victims of the massacre (out of 642). These photos have recently been transferred onto ceramic tiles and are currently displayed in the corridor leading to the martyr village.
Le Centre de la Mémoire - Oradour-sur-Glane
The art déco façade of Saint-Junien’s cinema is evidence of the former function of the building : at the beginning of the 20th century the trade union offices were based here, as well as community services and cultural activities. Nowadays, the cinema has two screens, one of which is an arthouse cinema.
Cinéma "la bourse du Travail" - Saint-Junien
Centre Culturel la Mégisserie - Saint-Junien
The Mégisserie cultural centre was originally an abattoir. The name ‘Mégisserie’ alludes to the working class past of Saint-Junien which has long prospered from the leather industry on the banks of the Vienne river and especially the famous tanneries.
Today, the Mégisserie is a multi-disciplinary cultural centre with theatre, cinema, photography, music, dance and circus arts all on offer. If you are just passing through there are four regular key moments in the programme : Dance Days, Five Minutes before Christmas, Long live the end of (the) a World, and the North Star.
Learn the arts and crafts, discover the traces of the past, focus on creativity, in Saint-Junien culture is here to be shared and enjoyed.
Art and culture go hand in hand and two sites give pride of place to artists and everyone interested in discovering new ideas.
La salle Laurentine Teillet
Throughout the year you will find exhibitions at the Laurentine Teillet centre. Painting, sculpture, photography, crafts, as well as conferences and performances, can all be enjoyed in this historic building.
Salle d'exposition Laurentine Teillet à Saint-Junien
La halle aux grains
Halle aux grains - Saint-Junien
The ‘Halle aux Grains’ was once the covered market for the buying and selling of cereal crops, but its attraction is now much more artistic and cultural with an annual programme of exhibitions and a variety of other events. Its situation in the heart of the town makes it an ideal place to stop whilst strolling round the town or even make a detour during one of your walks.
Arouse your curiosity with the wide range of cultural activities on offer
The Departmental Museum of Contemporary Art, Rochechouart
Musée d'art contemporain - Rochechouart
Discover the Raoul Haussmann collection and the temporary exhibitions at the Musée d’Art Contemporain at Rochechouart ….. which is also a superb Renaissance castle with stunning views across the Limousin countryside ! Entry is free on the first Sunday of each month (except in July and August), when there is a free guided tour at 3.00pm.
In July and August there is an activity book for children and a workshop area for families. Guided tours are available every day except Tuesdays, when the museum is closed.
La Maison de la Réserve
Unveil the mysteries of the fall of the meteorite at the Maison de la Réserve at Rochechouart : a free activity book for children is available on request, and the staff are also on hand to guide you through the exhibition.
In July and August the Maison de la Réserve organises tours of the limousin countryside to discover the quarries, traditional houses, and churches, all with one distinctive feature in common – the stone, or impactite. The Maison de la Réserve also organises various activities during the following events : the Festival of Nature (May), the National Heritage Open Days (September), the Festival of Science (October) and the Biodiversity Fortnight (Novembre).
Maison de la Réserve - Rochechouart