Medieval Corrèze

The Corrèze is also a land of local lords and troubadours.

Visit the Merle Towers on their rocky spur or the ruins of the Fortresse of Ventadour and it's easy to imagine a medieval minstrel, instrument in hand, strolling through the castle.
Our département is also home to myriad places with an overriding sense of history where crenellated towers, keeps and bartizans bear witness to the chivalrous spirit of the Corrèze.

You can even visit the Medieval farms, completely reconstructed farms from the Middle Ages, with their walls made from cob, thatched roofs and old tools and furniture.

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DONZENAC
Donzenac
Donzenac - DONZENAC
Perched on a rock overlooking the River Maumont, medieval Donzenac consists of a series of circular streets all of which lead to the Grand' Place. Strolling past old doorways lining the village's
CORREZE
Corrèze
Corrèze - CORREZE
The Corrèze river has given its name to this charming small town and to the département. Dating back to the 9C, the old fortified town has retained its slate roofs and parts of its ramparts last
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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
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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
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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
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CUREMONTE
Curemonte
Curemonte - CUREMONTE
A medieval village with three castles and three churches, Curemonte was inhabited by the French writer Colette during the Second World War. Old aristocratic houses line the narrow streets alongside
SEGUR LE CHATEAU
Ségur le Château
Ségur le Château - SEGUR LE CHATEAU
Built on a meander of the Auvézère river, this small town was a major centre in the Middle Ages, when it was controlled by the first Viscounts of Limoges. Ruins of the 12C castle can still be seen
COLLONGES LA ROUGE
Collonges la Rouge
Collonges la Rouge - COLLONGES LA ROUGE
The medieval turrets and towers of Collonges-la-Rouge define the skyline of this unusual 14th century village. The distinctive deep red sandstone of the buildings (rich in iron oxide) sets it apart
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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
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SAINT JULIEN AUX BOIS
The medieval farms
The medieval farms - SAINT JULIEN AUX BOIS
This open-air museum has recreated with great accuracy a group of thatched cottages in their natural environment of gardens and orchards. Affording superb views of the Auvergne mountains, this museum
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BEAULIEU SUR DORDOGNE
Beaulieu sur Dordogne
Beaulieu sur Dordogne - BEAULIEU SUR DORDOGNE
The medieval town of Beaulieu stands on the right bank of the River Dordogne. Nicknamed the "Limousin Riviera" because of its mild climate, the area is perfect for strawberry cultivation. The abbey
UZERCHE
Uzerche
Uzerche - UZERCHE
The origins of this fortified town date back to pre-Roman times, when the area was inhabited by the Gauls. In the 10C, the town was home to a powerful monastery and an influential Benedictine abbey.