Escape for a weekend in Corrèze

Escape for a weekend  ...

A beautiful sunny weekend is planned in Corrèze , and you don't know what to do? What a shame to stay at home and not enjoy it. The Corrèze Guide is here to help you find inspiration. Walk, visit, sport or relaxation, there is something for all tastes and desires. Let yourself be guided !

Corrèze weekend
Collonge-la-Rouge

take a walk in the countryside at the Plateau des Millevaches

The Plateau des Millevaches is the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the same name. If you are looking for wide open spaces to breathe, and pleasant mid-mountain hikes to stretch your legs, this is where you should go !

Wetlands and peatlands, Natura 2000 areas, natural areas of major ecological interest, heath... The landscapes are diverse and preserved ! Explore the educational trails and take the time to read the information panels on the fauna and flora.

This natural space, also labeled as an International Starry Night Sky Reserve, offers you magnificent shows under the stars, for a special evening.

When you return from your expedition, stop at Lake Viam or the Etang des Oussines for a final hike, followed by a well-deserved swim. Do you like history? Treat yourself to a voucher in the past on the Gallo-Roman site of Cars which can be visited all year round for free and with open access.

Corrèze weekend

Discover the world of slate workers at Pans de Travassac

North of Brive, near Donzenac, you can visit the tourist site of Pans de Travassac. Unique in Europe, it offers an impressive journey through history to discover ancestral slate know-how.

In an old slate quarry, you can observe these large blades of rock in their raw state from which Corrèze slate is extracted. Benefiting from an unrivaled reputation , it is present on the roofs of local and Auvergne houses, but also proudly sits on the famous Mont-Saint-Michel abbey !

Take advantage of your weekend to visit Brive and its region

fage chasm
fage chasm

Comborn Castle

Comborn Castle
Comborn Castle

The Château de Comborn is located in a meander of the Vézère, south of Vigeois, in the town of ...

Orgnac-sur-Vézère

Pompadour Castle and Orangery Stables

Pompadour Castle and Orangery Stables
Pompadour Castle and Orangery Stables

The Château de Pompadour is located in the village of Arnac-Pompadour. The estate was offered to the Marquise de ...

Arnac-Pompadour

Castle of Rilhac Xaintrie

Castle of Rilhac Xaintrie
Castle of Rilhac Xaintrie

On the border between Cantal and Corrèze, the Château de Rilhac-Xaintrie is located in the town of the same name. ...

Rilhac-Xaintrie

Live a caving experience at the Gouffre de la Fage

In a vast undergrowth, in the town of Noailles, is the Gouffre de la Fage, the only concretion cave in Corrèze. The site, divided into 2 parts, offers you a wonderful mineral dive at a depth of 25 meters to discover brightly colored draperies, calcite bridges, stalactites or columns among other concretions. The Gouffre de la Fage is also a paleontological site and, to your great astonishment, the palace of bats ! A colony of 14,000 bats has in fact taken up residence there, visible at certain times of the year!

Take advantage of your excursion to discover the town of Noailles

chasm la fage
chasm la fage

Take a canoe or barge outing

Corrèze is also experienced on the water... With its numerous rivers, Vézère, Auvézère, Corrèze to name but a few, as a fan of canoeing and kayaking, you will be spoiled for choice!

The barge rides , these flat-bottomed boats which brought down loads of wood for the vineyards and the cooperage of Bordeaux, invite you to stroll in the gorges and the valley of the Dordogne.

Dordogne canoe
gabarre

Parc Wizz'Titi

Parc Wizz'Titi
Parc Wizz'Titi

Welcome to a magical park in Corrèze! The Wizz'titi Park is located 5 minutes from Brive-la-Gaillarde, more ...

Ussac

Le Splash

Le Splash
Le Splash

The Splash is the Aquatic center of the town of Argentat. Good to know: Free entry for residents of the Municipal ...

Argentat-sur-Dordogne


Feel the soul of Corrèze vibrate in Brive

Brive-la-Gaillarde is not the Prefecture of Corrèze. But it is, with around 50,000 inhabitants, the most important city. Its dynamism proves it, while its relaxed and energetic atmosphere always attracts.

Brive-la-Gaillarde is indeed worth the detour. Its city center , mainly pedestrian, can be visited in half a day. The map provided by the Tourist Office will allow you to discover its charming streets, its attractive shops and boutiques, its pretty monuments and its interesting museums.

The must of your walk, the Saturday morning market , a real institution in Brive! It is the Georges-Brassens hall, in which it takes place, which made it so famous. Come and get lost there to discover all the Corrèze gastronomy.

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brief

Taste Corrèze specialties

The local products of Corrèze are generous, like its nature.

The region is a land of mushrooms, chestnuts, apples with an AOP such as the Limousin apple, small red fruits (especially the legendary Monédières blueberry), walnuts (you can even take the Route de la Noix). 

Freshwater fish are also raised there, which have no shortage of places to flourish, Limousin Label rouge beef , milk-fed calves , black-breasted pigs , geese and ducks which can be enjoyed whole, in foie gras, in preserves... Added to this are sweet delights (jam and honey) as well as cheeses, including the melting Feuille du Limousin.

If you are a gourmet, you can taste all these products in the restaurants of Corrèze, find them on the colorful, fragrant and tasty stalls of the markets, in the producers' stores, or directly on the farm. You can even pick them, combining pleasure and a stroll that always pleases young and old!

Corrèze blueberry
Limousin beef
Limousin apple


Visit the most beautiful villages of Corrèze

Corrèze is full of small villages worth a detour, labeled Most Beautiful Villages of France. Collonges-la-Rouge, Turenne, Ségur-le-Château…, go for a curious walk in these charming little villages and take the opportunity to recharge your batteries.

Lurking on sunny hillsides, in valleys or at the top of a mountain, to get there you will need to take small country or mountain roads...

turenne
Turenne
stick it red
Collonge la Rouge

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