Our territory offers us many buildings and cities of characters. Whether through history, horseback riding, kayaking, rivers, or beautiful stones, venture to these charming places. For further information: Terres de Corrèze Tourist Office.
A small town famous for its castle, a gift from Louis XV to his favourite Jeanne Le Normant d’Etiolles, Pompadour is also famous for it’s National Stud Farm and his Jumenterie, unique in France.
Cradle of the Anglo-Arab breed, Pompadour has had a Horse Institute since 1976 and hosts renowned horse shows. Gallop, cross-country and steeplechase races take place from the last weekend of June to September on the racecourse, which is reputed to be one of the most beautiful in France. The majestic facade of the castle invites you to go back in time to discover the world of the Marquise.
The visit continues by the stables of the Marquise and the stables of the Orangery where it is possible to see Anglo-Arabs horses and presidential horses.
Shows and equestrian horse cabarets are now part of the summer’s flagship events.
The origin of this fortified city goes back to the dawn of time. The Gauls already lived in Uzerche. In the 10th century, its monastery was all-powerful and its Benedictine abbey radiant.
The abbey-church of Saint-Pierre, remains a major witness of Limousin Romanesque art with its typical octagonal bell tower.
Nowadays, the city bristling with towers, full of vaulted passages, adorned with residences similar to small castles, forms a remarkable and rare architectural ensemble, hence the proverb “Who has a house in Uzerche has a castle in Limousin”.
Uzerche, nicknamed the “Pearl of Limousin” is part of the « 100 Most Beautiful Detours » in France.
Built at the foot of the Monédières, in the Vézère gorges, Treignac is a medieval town with its 13th century bridge, its churches and chapels, its grain market, its 15th century panoramic tower and its half-timbered houses.
It has just obtained the label “Petites Cités de Caractère” for its architectural and natural heritage. This recognition at the national level will allow it to enter the courtyard of the greats and make Treignacois and visitors aware of this exceptional and unusual heritage.
The twisted bell tower of the Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix Chapel is an illustrious example of this… A popular stopover for pilgrims from Compostela on their way to Rocamadour, it is also renowned for its wild-waters river, which makes it a world-class canoeing spot.
In the middle of a forest of oaks, the Carthusian monastery of Glandier is an old monastery built by Archambaud VI, Viscount of Comborn, in 1219.
In 1545, this place is plundered by the Protestants, making flee the community which occupies the monastery of Pompadour. The Carthusian monastery is again abandoned to the revolution and suffers many damages. It was not until 1869 that monks returned to live in this place until 1903, when they went into exile. During their occupation, they rebuild the monastery.
Today occupied by a medical-social centre, this monumental complex constitutes a unique and typical place, a real wonder for the eyes. Its environment is also exceptional, with a hilly and green landscape, punctuated by the sound of the Loyre river.