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Curemonte

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Corrèze

Curemonte - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Corrèze
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Perched amid peaceful, green countryside along a rocky overhang, the medieval town of Curemonte has certainly earned the Most Beautiful Village of France label in many ways, with its old stone houses, Romanesque churches and majestic castles. The place that's also known as "the village of three" will charm you with its three churches, three castles, three calvaries and three fountains. A record for such a small village!

As you stroll along the picturesque streets, you can not only enjoy the delightful atmosphere of the place, where time seems to have stood still since the medieval era, but also admire some magnificent façades like those of the castles of Saint-Hilaire (14th century) with its square towers, La Johannie (14th) in a manor style, and Les Plas (16th) with round towers. On either side of the main square, you can take a look at the grain hall from the early 19th century and the Church of St. Bartholomew, topped by a bell-gable with three bays. Inside the church, you can see the remarkable painted wooden altarpiece dating back to 1672.

In the heights of the village, be sure to stop at the orientation table in order to enjoy the wonderful views over the roofs of Curemonte and the unspoilt landscape all around.

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Curemonte

Three churches, three castles, three fountains, six or seven noble houses are the emblems of this exceptional site, one of the most beautiful villages in France, loaded with history since its first written mention in 860 in the Cartulaire de l'Abbaye Of Beaulieu. Cradle of great feudal families, the Curemonte, the Aymar, the Cardalhac and finally the Plas from the 15th to the beginning of the 19th century.

Built on a rocky ridge north-south providing a natural protection, the village has kept a rich history an exceptional heritage and after a decline that almost fell to him has known since the last decades a quasi-renaissance.

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

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General view, Church of St. Bartholomew, La Johannie
General view, Church of St. Bartholomew, La Johannie
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Noble house near Saint Barthélemy church
Noble house near Saint Barthélemy church
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General view north
General view north
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Halle Jean Lalé
Halle Jean Lalé
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Village emerging from the mists of September
Village emerging from the mists of September
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House in the village
House in the village
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Church of Saint Genest
Church of Saint Genest
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Church of Saint-Hilaire de La Combe
Church of Saint-Hilaire de La Combe
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Work to shoe the oxen
Work to shoe the oxen
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Bell tower
Bell tower
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Small castle
Small castle
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Turret and common well
Turret and common well
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