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Collonges-la-Rouge

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Collonges-la-Rouge - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Corrèze
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The former fiefdom of the Counts of Turenne, the medieval village of Collonges-la-Rouge, nestling some twenty kilometres to the south of Brive-la-Gaillarde, surrounded by peaceful, green countryside planted with chestnut and walnut trees, will enchant you with its picturesque charm and its famous red sandstone.

From the old grain and wine hall built in the 16th century to the magnificent houses with thackstone and slate roofs, through the Flat Gate (Porte Plate) and the fortified church, you're sure to be won over by the beauty of this famous Corrèze town with its twenty-five towers. Lovers of beautiful stone buildings can enjoy a stroll along its pleasant streets lined with smart façades. A genuine journey through time, a walk around the village will not only show you the remarkable Church of St. Peter, with its splendid 12th-century tympanum carved out of white Turenne limestone and its imposing gabled Romanesque bell tower, but also some lavish 15th and 16th-century houses crowned with towers and turrets. Vassinhac castle with its elegant mullioned windows, the Ramade de Friac house flanked by two watchtowers, Benge castle with its machicolation remains and its graceful Renaissance window, or Maussac castle and its pretty doorway with a canopy are among the architectural treasures that you can admire on your walk.

In this place, officially listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, you can also visit the Chapel of the Penitents, which dates from the early 15th century, or the picturesque Mermaid House (Maison de la Sirène), which contains a small museum of popular arts and traditions with a reconstruction of a period interior.

Additional information
Collonges-la-Rouge

Service area camper parking The Marchadial. Paid parking, free services. Open all year (water cut in freeze period ). Tel. Mayor : + 33 (0) 555 254 109.

Things to see and do

After a good rain followed by sunny thinning, this is the best time to explore the village of Collonges-la-Rouge, the colors are so beautiful!

Service area camper in the car park The Marchadial. paid parking, free services. Open all year (off water during freezing). Such. Mayor: + 33 (0) 555 254 109.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hot air balloon trip
Nature and the great outdoors215 € to 585 € Turenne

Places of interest

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Monuments

Events and festivities

Votive festival: in May. This village festival enlivens the streets of Collonges.

Theatrical Collonges: Summer. plays performed outdoors. Comic, classical, burlesque... Every Tuesday evening at 21:30.

Comic Fair: 1st July weekend. Presence of many authors, sales, signings and contests.

Bread Festival and Market of Yesteryear: the first weekend of August. The Collongeois make bread the old and the Sunday market offers its ancient or modern products.

Numerous exhibitions in the vaulted cellar of the town hall (reachable from the Tourist Office) and the hall of the Town Hall.

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Church steeples
Church steeples
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Archway
Archway
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Castle Benges
Castle Benges
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Ruelle de Collonges
Ruelle de Collonges
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Borie
Borie
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Ruelle village
Ruelle village
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carved Mermaid
carved Mermaid
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Village House
Village House
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Small castle
Small castle
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Four banal
Four banal
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Beautiful home
Beautiful home
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the Mermaid House
the Mermaid House
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Village Street
Village Street
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Other village lane
Other village lane
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Castel Vassinhac
Castel Vassinhac
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Friac Tours
Friac Tours
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Calvary
Calvary
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Castel Maussac
Castel Maussac
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Church
Church
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country house that belonged to Maurice Biraud
country house that belonged to Maurice Biraud
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Street in the village
Street in the village
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Rue de la Barrière (© Jean Espirat)
Rue de la Barrière (© Jean Espirat)
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Castel Maussac (© Jean Espirat)
Castel Maussac (© Jean Espirat)
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Vassinhac Castel (© Jean Espirat)
Vassinhac Castel (© Jean Espirat)
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chapel of the black penitents (© Jean Espirat)
chapel of the black penitents (© Jean Espirat)
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Inside the chapel of the black penitents (© JE)
Inside the chapel of the black penitents (© JE)
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Tent carved into the chapel (© Jean Espirat)
Tent carved into the chapel (© Jean Espirat)
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keystone of the chapel (© Jean Espirat)
keystone of the chapel (© Jean Espirat)
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the old granary (© Jean Espirat)
the old granary (© Jean Espirat)
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Frame of the old granary (© JE)
Frame of the old granary (© JE)
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Bell tower of Saint-Pierre (Jean © Espirat)
Bell tower of Saint-Pierre (Jean © Espirat)
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Tower of the church seen the bottom of the village (© Jean Espirat)
Tower of the church seen the bottom of the village (© Jean Espirat)
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Clocheton of the church, seen from within (© Jean Espirat)
Clocheton of the church, seen from within (© Jean Espirat)
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the church, street view of the Garda (© Jean Espirat)
the church, street view of the Garda (© Jean Espirat)
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church rear view (© Jean Espirat)
church rear view (© Jean Espirat)
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Porch of the Saint-Pierre church (© Jean Espirat)
Porch of the Saint-Pierre church (© Jean Espirat)
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church Nef Saint-Pierre (Jean © Espirat)
church Nef Saint-Pierre (Jean © Espirat)
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Altarpiece of the church (© Jean Espirat)
Altarpiece of the church (© Jean Espirat)
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the town hall (© Jean Espirat)
the town hall (© Jean Espirat)
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House of Ramade Friac (© Jean Espirat)
House of Ramade Friac (© Jean Espirat)
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House of Ramade Friac (© Jean Espirat)
House of Ramade Friac (© Jean Espirat)
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door Priory (© Jean Espirat)
door Priory (© Jean Espirat)
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door Plate (© Jean Espirat)
door Plate (© Jean Espirat)
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Ruelle (© Jean Espirat)
Ruelle (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculpture against a wall - the man returning (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture against a wall - the man returning (© Jean Espirat)
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House with turret (© Jean Espirat)
House with turret (© Jean Espirat)
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Facades Collonges-la-Rouge (© Jean Espirat)
Facades Collonges-la-Rouge (© Jean Espirat)
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Fontaine town hall square (© Jean Espirat)
Fontaine town hall square (© Jean Espirat)
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Fontaine-wash in haut du village (© Jean Espirat)
Fontaine-wash in haut du village (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama of the village (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama of the village (© Jean Espirat)
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Other panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Other panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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town hall Square (© Jean Espirat)
town hall Square (© Jean Espirat)
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a tower inhabited (© Jean Espirat)
a tower inhabited (© Jean Espirat)
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Other tower inhabited (© Jean Espirat)
Other tower inhabited (© Jean Espirat)
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door Priory (© Jean Espirat)
door Priory (© Jean Espirat)
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housing (© Jean Espirat)
housing (© Jean Espirat)
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Other accommodation (© Jean Espirat)
Other accommodation (© Jean Espirat)
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A nice house (© Jean Espirat)
A nice house (© Jean Espirat)
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An original sign (© Jean Espirat)
An original sign (© Jean Espirat)
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Madonna child in the church (© Jean Espirat)
Madonna child in the church (© Jean Espirat)
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Statue of Saint Maximin, in the chapel of the penitents (© Jean Espirat)
Statue of Saint Maximin, in the chapel of the penitents (© Jean Espirat)
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Black Street (© Jean Espirat)
Black Street (© Jean Espirat)
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Black Street (© Jean Espirat)
Black Street (© Jean Espirat)
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Black Street (© Jean Espirat)
Black Street (© Jean Espirat)
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flower Alley (© Jean Espirat)
flower Alley (© Jean Espirat)
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Boutique (© Jean Espirat)
Boutique (© Jean Espirat)
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a street of the village (© Jean Espirat)
a street of the village (© Jean Espirat)
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Cross on the church square (© Jean Espirat)
Cross on the church square (© Jean Espirat)
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Church of St. Peter view of East streets (© Jean Espirat)
Church of St. Peter view of East streets (© Jean Espirat)
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Four banal in the grain market (© Jean Espirat)
Four banal in the grain market (© Jean Espirat)
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Housing (© Jean Espirat)
Housing (© Jean Espirat)
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