Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Correze, Limousin, France.
The rural departement of Correze is located in the central French region of Limousin, which is probably best known for the breed of cattle that is eaten all over the world and which shares its name. Correze itself is ideal for those who like to get away from the hustle and bustle of big towns and cities while on their holidays. Most of the area consists of wide open spaces and forests, while the few communities that do exist are small and pretty towns and villages with medieval backgrounds and very few tourists to get in your way!
The main town of Tulle is most famous for the lace work that shares its name, and which is still carried out using traditional methods today. The old town is based around narrow, steep streets, with overhanging medieval houses and small churches and chapels. Several lace shops in the old town will also give tourists demonstrations of the ancient craft and you can even buy whatever you have just seen being made! As part of the craft's resurgence, there is even an annual festival dedicated to lace making which is held in the town every summer, with musical and cultural events as well as workshops and exhibitons. Tulle is perhaps less well known as the capital of the accordion and was the site of many different accordion factories in the twentieth century. Only one now remains and visitors can take a tour and learn how these typically French instruments are made, while a summer music festival celebrates traditional music and features accordionists from around the world.
One of the most distinctive attractions in the Correze area are the Merle Towers, the ruins of a medieval castle that are located on a hilltop miles from the nearest town. The towers seem to rise from the middle of the forest, and provide great views both from below and of the surrounding area once you have climbed to the top of the hill. A few kilometres north of the Merles Towers is another architectural marvel, albeit a much more modern one. The early twentieth century Rochers Noirs or Black Rocks viaduct spanning the dramatic Luzege gorge, 92 metres above the river below, was originally used for trains, but is now only used as a footbridge. The bridge itself is an impressive feat of engineering and the view in both directions of the gorge is beautiful in this peaceful spot.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Correze? Then below is a selection of gites in Correze and villas in Correze that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.