Fortresses and Castles

The age of chivalry in the Corrèze

A host of medieval fortresses around the countryside bear witness to the Corrèze’s war-torn history. The centuries-old villages of Ventadour, Turenne,Ségur-le-Château, Comborn and Merle, once impregnable strongholds of local lords, boast vestiges of a glorious, romantic and violent past.

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LUBERSAC
Château du Verdier
Château du Verdier - LUBERSAC
Situated on the outskirts of Lubersac on the road to Pompadour, this 15C castle belonging to the Lubersac family was restored in the 19C by Ernest de Chabrignac.
8.9Très bon
BORT-LES-ORGUES/LANOBRE
Château de Val
Château de Val - BORT-LES-ORGUES/LANOBRE
Feudal fortress built in 1440 by the d’Estaing family. Since the construction of the dam, the castle, flanked by six towers, has become encircled by water. Its exceptional seeing is one of the most
8.9Très bon
ARNAC POMPADOUR
Château of Pompadour ans stables
Château of Pompadour ans stables - ARNAC POMPADOUR
In 1745, Pompadour was given, along with the title Marquise, to the famous mistress of Louis XV. Open to the public: - part of the castle, the gardens, the Marquise stables and the Orangery. Le
9.3Excellent
CLERGOUX
Château de Sédières
Château de Sédières - CLERGOUX
Surrounded by 130ha of forest, lakes and rivers, 3km from Clergoux, the medieval Château de Sédières now belongs to the Conseil départemental. The castle offers a range of outdoor activities
9.3Excellent
COLLONGES LA ROUGE
The Vassinhac Castel
The Vassinhac Castel - COLLONGES LA ROUGE
Worthy of a medieval tale, like a ruby, the Castel de Vassinhac, made of red sandstone, shines in the heart of the surrounding greenery. Built in the 16th century, the castle was the property of the
7.6Moyen
GOULLES
Carbonnières Towers
Carbonnières Towers - GOULLES
Ruins of a feudal fortress (11C and 14C) consisting of two square towers (the southern tower built for defensive purposes and the northern tower once inhabited by the occupants) and a village. No
7.6Moyen
8.6Très bon
TURENNE
Château de Turenne
Château de Turenne - TURENNE
Castle ruins: Tour du Trésor or Tour de l’Horloge, 11C rectangular keep with guardroom, and 12-13C Tour César (watch-tower with exceptional views of the Dordogne Valley and Monts du Cantal). The
8.6Très bon
ORGNAC SUR VEZERE
Comborn Castel
Comborn Castel - ORGNAC SUR VEZERE
Seat of one of the four viscounties of the Bas-Limousin and cradle of many important feudal families (eg, the Comborn, the second Turenne dynasty and the Ventadour), this castle is built on a rock
RILHAC XAINTRIE
Château de Rilhac Xaintrie
Château de Rilhac Xaintrie - RILHAC XAINTRIE
Situated on the border between the Corrèze and the Cantal, this Renaissance château, which was remodelled in the 16C, is the former property of the Lords of Rilhac. 14-year restoration. Listed
8.5Très bon
MOUSTIER VENTADOUR
Fortresse of Ventadour
Fortresse of Ventadour - MOUSTIER VENTADOUR
At an altitude of 562m, on a rocky spur 200m above the Gorges de la Soudeillette, the imposing ruins of the Château de Ventadour stand on a site which evokes both the power of the feudal system in
8.5Très bon
9.1Excellent
SAINT GENIEZ O MERLE
The Merle Towers
The Merle Towers - SAINT GENIEZ O MERLE
The Merle Towers, a 12th century citadel, tower over the river Maronne on the border between Limousin, Aquitaine and Auvergne. This medieval Limousin gem is made up of a fortress in a 10 hectare
9.1Excellent