The must-sees of Saignes village
Saint-André parish church
On the outside lateral walls, a rope covers the archivolt sitting on top of the windows. That rope motif can be seen on most the church of the region, encircling some pillars, capitals, windows, porches, and symbolise the land of the church. The apse, which is the half-circular part ending the nave (central body) of the church of Saignes, is one of the most beautiful and of the best preserved of North Auvergne.
The church is opened all year long.
The “Notre-Dame du Château” Chapel.
As its name suggets, this is the former chapel of Saignes castle. Built in the XII th century, it is today its only remaining piece, indeed, the castle has been abandonned and fell apart since the XVI th century.
The access to the inside of the chapel is forbidden.
The Puy of Saignes
(a Puy is a volcanic hill)