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to the web-site of the association for tourism in Javerlhac and Chapelle Saint Robert

in the beautiful green Perigord.

The commune is part of the Parc Naturel Régional Périgord-Limousin. On its territory are four monuments historiques: the castle and church in the village Javerlhac, a fomer royal forge with two bridges at the hamlet Forgeneuve, and in the village of Chapelle Saint Robert a roman church recently renovated.

We have several footpaths (hiking paths) - the oldest and best known is the one called  "de la Pierre Virade".

The village of Javerlhac has many “amenities”

  • Town hall (open monday to friday, saturday closed)
  • Post office (open from tuesday to friday 9-12 and 2-4 pm, saturday 9-12, closed on monday)
  • Hotspot wifi (in front of the town hall)
  • Central Bar – bistro/menu
  • Hotel/restaurant/bar
  • 3 Bakers (on tuesdays and fridays pizza to order)
  • Butcher shop (picnic food)
  • Chemist
  • 2 Doctors full time in the village
  • 3 Hairdressing salons
  • Grocery store open daily
  • 2 Garages, 1 fuel+mechanics, 1 mechanics
  • Other services available
  • Fish store (mobile) tuesday morning only
  • Burger bar (mobile) sunday evening only

Tourist information is open during July+August, monday to friday 10 am to 12 am  20 route d'Angoulême, 24300 Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

The office and website are staffed by volunteers. Therefore news and updates are completed when time allows.

* The castle of Javerlhac, 16th century,

* Forgeneuve, lmill, former blast furnace which produced canons (17th-18th century),

* The church Saint Etienne in the village Javerlhac (12th, 18th century) with a twisted spire.

* The church Saint Robert in the village Chapelle St-Robert, (12th century).

Hotspot Wifi

in front of the 'mairie'


The fountain of love

In Javerlhac, near the mill of Martin, on the path of Chez Joly is located a small masonary fountain.

You will find it easily by taking the smal path that runs along the river Bandiat in the direction of Forgeneuve.

This is one of many fountains of devotion of the country. From a source of 1926 she is dedicated to Saint Jean Baptiste.

Usually it is called Fountain of Love or Lovers and also Fountain of the Ladies. Elders of the village still remember the time the linen was hanging all around it and the women were doing their devotion. In fact this fountain offers miraculous treatment of infertility and women who wished for a child were sent there by a fountain treater. It was unthinkable to make random devotions.

Javerlhac-ladies fountain

There was, or still is another fountain in la Chapelle-St-Robert.

Another fountain, still in use, is between the communes of Teyjat and Varaignes at a small distance from Javerlhac. This fountain devoted to St Marguerite was reputed. She trats rheumatism and other ailments. In the middle of fields it is difficult to find.


Legend says that a farmer who tried to destroy the fountain died within six months and the fountain opened again outside his meadow.

Creation date : 19/05/2017 ! 10:38
Category : - Javerlhac history

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There is a bus from Angoulême to Nontron via Javerlhac (ligne 20).

Since January 2020 it costs  2 Euro to go to Angoulême (with the return ticket 3,60 E). The bus stops on the place 8 Mai 1945. NLes horaires sur le site du Conseil général de la Charente (ICI)