Correze (village) travel guide

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Correze is a small town (or rather a large village) north-east of Tulle in the Correze department of the Limousin (now Nouvelle-Aquitaine).

The region around Correze, known as the Plateau de Millevaches, is very picturesque with forest covered valleys, small fields and ancient hedgerows, and Limousin cows quietly setting the scene.

Note: this page features Correze village. See also Correze department

Exploring Correze

In Correze there is now a larger, more recent town that has grown up around the original village but the medieval heart is quite intact and is very interesting and attractive. It is found just a few yards off the main road through the town.

centre of historic village of Correze

Spread out around the sturdy square towered Church of Saint-Martial, the medieval houses have a variety of turrets, carvings and unusual architectural features, and mostly date from the 16th and 17th centuries.

The architecture is typically in the renaissance style with the most imposing example being the house opposite the chevet of the church with its renaissance entrance, doric frieze and half-columns (pilasters).

You will also notice carved shells on at least two of the houses. These are the traditional symbol of the medieval pilgrim path that crosses France and leads to Compostela di Santiago in Spain.

The village also contains some of the original ramparts - one entrance to the village is through the original gateway, at Porte Margot. Around Correze you will see explanatory signs indicating the other unusual buildings, such as the Chapel du Pont du Salut.

Parking is available opposite the town hall in Correze, just metres from the medieval village.

traditional farmhouse in Limousin

Attractions nearby

The countryside around Corrèze is very much as you might imagine that France was 50 years ago, with remote farms lost in the wooded hills, and occasional small villages and towns.

The local villages of Vitrac-sur-Montane and Sarran merit a visit, then in particular we recommend that you visit the village of Treignac (which is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France) to the north of Correze.

Be sure to also visit the town of Uzerche to the west of Correze. Uzerche is quite undiscovered by tourists but contains a very extensive historical centre spread along a hilltop and deserves to be better known by visitors to France.

Explore elsewhere in the Massif Central. You can find more travel ideas in the Correze guide and the Limousin guide.

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Gimel-les-Cascades is a pretty village in Correze best known for its ancient toll bridge and castle and its scenic waterfalls

Gimel-les-Cascades guide


The area around the cathedral and the river frontage in Tulle both add to the charm of the capital of Correze

Tulle guide


The medieval quarter around the 11th century church is the highlight in the village of Treignac

Treignac guide
Arboretum Al Gaulhia

Arboretum Al Gaulhia

The Arboretum Al Gaulhia is a 10 hectare arboretum with gardens and ponds, and a wide range of impressive trees

Arboretum Al Gaulhia guide


The Vézère Valley below and the numerous historic monuments up the hill together make Uzerche one of our favourite Limousin towns

Uzerche guide


Aubazine is a small village in Corrèze with an important 12th century abbey church

Aubazine guide

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Address: Corrèze, Tulle, Limousin, 19800, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 45.3733, longitude 1.87583

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Cascades de Gimel: site of natural beauty (9 km)
  • Treignac: most beautiful village (19 km)
  • Uzerche: village d'etape (25 km)
  • Meymac: recommended detour (29 km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel: remarkable garden (31 km)
  • Donzenac: village d'etape (32 km)
  • Millevaches en Limousin: regional natural parc (35 km)
  • Collonges-la-Rouge: most beautiful village (39 km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille: remarkable garden (39 km)
  • Gouffre de la Fage: site of natural beauty (41 km)
  • Turenne: most beautiful village (42 km)
  • Curemonte: most beautiful village (43 km)

The French version of this page is at Correze (village) (Francais)