En route for Brivezac, with Mat Let and his sketchbook

Invited to spend two weeks at an artists’ residence in Brivezac, in Corrèze, south of Brive-la-Gaillarde, the illustrator Mat Let wandered the streets of the village and the banks of the Dordogne to show us just what it has to offer. Let’s go with him!
En route for Brivezac, with Mat Let and his sketchbook

When you get to Brivezac from Paris, you immediately see that it was a good decision. Here’s my story of two weeks spent in the village, staying at Homade, an artistic community and living space. Things are off to a good start!

En route for Brivezac, with Mat Let and his sketchbook

Brivezac is just a few streets of beautiful old houses, some of them still occupied, others in various states of disrepair. But it’s so much more than that! It’s your grandparents’ village where you spent your summers, the initiatives to bring the region back to life, like Homade, or Le Destin, the village’s charity café.

It’s also the Dordogne, which flows through the village, refreshing tourists and delighting fly fishers.

En route for Brivezac, with Mat Let and his sketchbook

It’s also the Dordogne, which flows through the village, refreshing tourists and delighting fly fishers.

En route for Brivezac, with Mat Let and his sketchbook

Things are happening on the banks of the Dordogne!

En route for Brivezac, with Mat Let and his sketchbook

Canoeing on the Dordogne, a real treat for visitors.

En route for Brivezac, with Mat Let and his sketchbook

And last but not least, Brivezac makes a fantastic base for exploring the area’s beautiful towns and villages, like Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Argentat and Bassignac-le-Bas, or to escape into the luxurious countryside, as long as you don’t mind the herds of Limousin cattle!

En route for Brivezac, with Mat Let and his sketchbook

But first and foremost, for me Brivezac is real living!

Getting to Brivezac 

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