Established on the banks of the river that gave it its name, 18 kilometres north-east of Tulle, the charming medieval village of Corrèze with its slate roofs invites you to discover its beautiful heritage.
Opening onto the church square, the Margot gate erected in the 15th century is a remnant of the old wall walk that once protected the entrance to the town. A registered Historic Monument, it is crowned by a niche containing a statue of St. Martial. Also listed on the Inventory of Historic Monuments, the Church of St. Martial, built in the 12th, 13th and 15th centuries, houses a magnificent polychrome altarpiece made at the turn of the 18th century by Jean Tournié, a master sculptor from Gourdon. Around the church are several Renaissance houses, such as the Florentin and Terriou mansions from the 17th century, which boast elegant façades.
A few minutes' walk from the town centre, you can admire a most picturesque site: at the end of the Corrèze, in a peaceful and green setting, stand the pretty Chapel of Our Lady of the Bridge of Salvation (Notre-Dame du Pont du Salut), where a pilgrimage takes place every year on 8 September, and its old stone bridge with two arches spanning the river…
In Corrèze Corrèze, capital of Canton, is watered by the river whose valley Corrèze, very picturesque, is a classified site near the village.
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The first historical mention dates back to the 9th century and the town center, village center, was organized in the centuries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Catherine de Medici was the owner in the 16th century.
In the shelter of his strong houses, the "walled city" has a very beautiful door of the 15th century, the "Gateway Margot".
It is located on a route to St Jacques de Compostela.
The architecture is more urban type, the bourgeois who had set up shop when the city played a more important role today.
The church rebuilt following a fire caused the English to 1350 (the Hundred Years War), has a monumental and polychrome altarpiece (late seventeenth and early eighteenth).
A short distance from town, in a cave site, the Chapel of Our Lady of Hi Bridge, near an old bridge over the Corrèze attracts pilgrims, September 8th and visitors of all kinds.
An identification with heritage plaques on the walls, makes the visit. A guideline document is available at the Tourist Office. Guided tours are possible.