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.

Liste
9.3Excellent

Tours de Merle

SAINT GENIEZ O MERLE
Tours de Merle - SAINT GENIEZ O MERLE
Les Tours de Merle: A medieval castrum situated on a rocky spur 40 m high and 200 m long! The Towers of Merle rise in the heart of the forest, above the river, in a truly preserved nature! Built by 6 families of Lords between the 12th and 15th centuries, t[...]
9.3Excellent
9Excellent

Château de Val

LANOBRE
Château de Val - 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 famous of the region and the castle was used in a film [...]
9Excellent
9.1Excellent

Sédières castle

CLERGOUX
Sédières castle - CLERGOUX
15th century castle, entirely restored. Located 3 km from Clergoux, in a magnificent green setting and surrounded by ponds, the Domaine de Sédières, property of the Corrèze departmental council, offers you the opportunity to practice physical activities[...]
9.1Excellent
8.9Très bon

Carbonnières Towers

GOULLES
Carbonnières Towers - GOULLES
Remains of a feudal fortress (11th and 14th centuries) consisting of two square towers (the south tower for defensive purposes and the north tower for residential purposes) and a village. Free access. Interpretation trail "le secret des Carbonnières" star[...]
8.9Très bon
7.6Bon

Comborn Castel

ORGNAC SUR VEZERE
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 overlooking the Gorges de la Vézère.
7.6Bon
8.7Très bon

Château of Pompadour ans stables

ARNAC POMPADOUR
Château of Pompadour ans stables - ARNAC POMPADOUR
Rebuilt in the 15th century on the feudal mound, the Château de Pompadour was remodelled in the 18th century. In 1745, it was given the title of Marquise to the famous favourite of Louis XV. It was partly destroyed during the Revolution and burnt down in [...]
8.7Très bon
8.8Très bon

The Vassinhac Castel

COLLONGES LA ROUGE
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 Vassinhac family, lord of the city and captain governor o[...]
8.8Très bon
8.9Très bon

Fortresse of Ventadour

MOUSTIER VENTADOUR
Fortresse of Ventadour - MOUSTIER VENTADOUR
At an altitude of 572 metres, on a rocky spur that dominates the Soudeillette and Vigne gorges by two hundred metres, the Ventadour castle stands with its imposing ruins in a site that evokes both the power of medieval feudalism and the blossoming of court[...]
8.9Très bon
8.6Très bon

Château de Turenne

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 magnificent main castle building once stood on the site o[...]
8.6Très bon
8.8Très bon

Château de Rilhac Xaintrie

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 historic monument. Grounds with superb views of the Cantal mo[...]
8.8Très bon