Monday, November 23, 2009

Turenne in the Corrèze

In total contrast with nearby Collonges-la-Rouge, Turenne is not at all red! It's amazing what a difference a few kilometres can make!

A pretty village, dating largely from the 13th - 16th centuries, Turenne sits on the edges of a small hill, with some lovely views from the top of the village across the Limousin countryside and forests to the mountains beyond. You might not find the hill so small if you climb to the top with small children - it is steep!

Apart from the pretty 13th century village itself, it is the towers that will grab your interest. The 12th century César Tower is the older of the two  and the clock tower was constructed some 200 years later. The towers are pretty much all that remains of the fortress that once stood on the hill.
There are a couple of bars and restaurants in the village, and a bicycle hire shop (in the tourist office) if you feel like exploring the surrounding area.  Well worth a visit and only 27km's from Souillac.

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