The Dordogne Valley
and medieval villages
· Argentat :
Stroll along the banks of the Dordogne - houses with turrets and slate roofs.
· Beaulieu Sur Dordogne :
o The Limousin Riviera : medieval alleyways.
o Abbey church : tympanum.
o For the more athletic, go down the river in a canoe.
· Collonges La Rouge :
A village built of handsome red sandstone and one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France".
· Curemonte :
On its rocky outcrop, it is one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France": military buildings, chateaux and noble houses of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is possible to take the path to visit the cooperative wine cellar of Branceilles, where the "Mille et une Pierres" (Thousand and One Stones) wine is produced.
A fortress, townhouses, chapels and collegiate churches.
· The caves of la Fage :
Two sinkholes – one 25m deep, the other 10m deep. Colonnades, concretions and calcite stalactites cover the arch.
· Aubazine :
Abbey church of a Cistercian abbey with the tomb of Etienne d’Obazine. Monks’ Canal: a signposted route for 1.5 km.
· Coiroux Tourist Centre :
80-hectare lake, Coiroux golf course: 18-hole par 72, 6042m.
: Comité Départemental du Tourisme de la Correze
(the Departmental Tourism Committee of Corrèze)
Tel: 33 (0) 5 55 29 98 78
Photo : Collonges La Rouge / Frédérique Magnoux / ADT Corrèze