Visit to the Village of Corrèze

Corrèze
Visit to the Village  ...


The small town of Corrèze, which bears the same name as the department which hosts it, is charming and will be perfect for a short stroll and a break in one of its cafes or restaurants. Located south of Monédières, it is so named because the river of the same name crosses it! You will see strong houses dating back to the Middle Ages, tight streets, developed around its Saint-Martial church. Here we go ?

Photos from the report: Guide to Corrèze

Corrèze, a city that belonged to the Royal family of France!

The first traces of occupation of Corrèze date back to the Gallo-Roman period. In the Middle Ages, Corrèze developed around its church and several bourgeois houses were built there. This growth benefited from the municipal franchises (privileges) granted to the inhabitants of the town by Charles V. The Renaissance period was also conducive to the development of the city which is complete with bourgeois houses, the notables enjoy Corrèze. It is for this reason that today, while walking through the village, we are pleasantly surprised by these beautiful stones and the elegance of the entire heart of the town.


Visit Gimel waterfalls a few minutes’ drive away!


The Margot Gate in Corrèze
The Margot Gate in Corrèze
Old house in Corrèze
Notable house in Corrèze

Old and bourgeois houses in Corrèze

Résidence Vacanceole Le Domaine des Monédières***

Résidence Vacanceole Le Domaine des Monédières***
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Résidence Vacanceole Le Domaine du Bosquet***

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Admire the imposing bell tower of the Saint-Martial church, remodeled but of Romanesque origin. It is accessed by crossing the Porte Margot, an ancient city gate (which had a fortified enclosure to protect the inhabitants and their property). The stone corbels show the location of the old parapet walk and the machicolation, confirming the defensive function of the work.


Corrèze the village sign
Corrèze the village
Businesses in Corrèze
Old house in Corrèze


While admiring the decorative tympanums on the doors of noble houses, you will often see scallop shells. Indeed, Corrèze is on the way to Santiago de Compostela. It is the route from Rocamadour in Limousin and Haut-Quercy which passes through the town. Walk to the Notre-Dame du Pont du Salut Chapel. It dates from the 15th century and each year, the polychrome virgin it houses is venerated there through a pilgrimage on September 8. La Chapelle is located next to the “ chapel bridge ” (it dates from the 18th century ), which spans the Corrèze.


Visit the Cars's Site to find out more about the Gallo-Roman occupation in the region.

The Corrèze river which crosses the village of the same name
The Corrèze river which crosses the village of the same name
The Chapel of Corrèze
The Chapelle Bridge in Corrèze

The chapel which is one of the most important pilgrimages in Corrèze (the department) and the bridge over the Corrèze (the river!)


What to do in Corrèze and its surroundings?

  • You are close to the Monédière Massif, ideal for walks enjoying nature.
  • Go for a walk in Chaumeil where various hiking departures will be offered to you. La Maison des Monédières awaits you, it is the Tourist Office, with a small museum and a large sample of local products to discover.
  • To enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding area, climb to Suc au May and its orientation table.
  • The Puy de Sarran is also a beautiful viewpoint over the Corrézienne countryside, up to the top of the hill and its 3 monumental crosses


We wish you a pleasant visit to Corrèze, the village, the commune, see you soon!


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