Donzenac, cité médiévale Towns & Villages in Donzenac

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Brive and its surrounding

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    • Donzenac is a "stopover village", perfect for taking a break in the shade of its old stones which bear witness to a collective memory, a rich past that the town (notably through an association) wishes to preserve and share. It is one of the oldest villages in Corrèze. Its beginnings date back to Roman times, then fortifications were established there to protect the first castrum. In the 13th century, the Saint-Martin church was built there. The Middle Ages is one of the well-represented eras that you will have the pleasure of admiring during a walk in the alleys (alleys) of the village. The city was very prosperous, up to 3000 inhabitants and the vine was one of the important economic drivers with 1/3 of the arable land of the town planted with vines towards the end of the 19th century. A walk in Donzenac will take you through the ramparts, the Gothic church and its listed bell tower, the remains of the Couvent des Cordeliers and the Porte Maleguise. Here is the map of the town of Donzenac (fr), as well as the map of the hiking trails (fr) to do in the surroundings, prepared by the Town Hall.


      Things to do nearby:

      • North of Donzenac: Comborn Castle in July, August and September. A fortress on a rocky outcrop, nestled in a bend (a meander, a loop) of the Vézère. It is a very old site, the origins date back to the 8th century. At this place, the river is wild and very beautiful hikes are available in this natural sector.
      • To the northeast, the Lachamp pond is a large piece of wild water, the ideal place for a walk when it's hot. It is located in Saint-Germain-les-Vergnes, see the hiking trails (fr) in the town.

        Zoom on the Pans of Travassac: Have you noticed the sumptuous and dark slate roofs that crown the Corrézienne roofs? It is a material that could not be more local, amazing and very interesting to discover. To do so, go and visit the Pans de Travassac, a beautiful and educational place to learn all about the material, the know-how, the gestures that go with the slate-working profession. The guided tour lasts 1 hour, to relive the slate-making tradition of the region, which dates from the 17th century. It is a unique place in Europe and very impressive.


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    Donzenac, cité médiévale

    Address

    19270 Donzenac

    Contacts

    Phone : 05 55 24 08 80

    GPS coordinates

    45° 13'39.78"N, 1° 31'22.05"E

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