The old Viscounty!
Turenne, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France and set in its own green setting, will delight lovers of nature and old stone. From the castle, the streets lined with private mansions cascade down from the top of this ancient viscounty with a rich historical past.
Bearing the name of a powerful viscounty that ruled Limousin, Périgord and Quercy for ten centuries, Turenne has kept many traces of its history: the César and Trésor towers, remains of the castle dominating the village, old mansions from the 15th to 17th centuries adorned with turrets or watchtowers and simpler residences with roofs covered with slate or lauzes...
The privileged topographical situation and the configuration of the relief, which make the Butte of Turenne an almost impregnable defensive site, partly explain the foundation of the town.
This isolated hillock, topped by towering ruins, towers over the Tourmente valley by more than 160 metres. Don't miss a visit to the César tower and climb the steps to reach the top for an incredible 360° view.
The village is also at the crossroads of 3 GR trails and a number of hiking trails.
- The village of Curemonte
- The village of Collonge-la-Rouge
- The town of Brive