Corrèze is home to a large number of remarkable religious monuments. It's the place where we can meet, recharge our batteries or simply admire the know-how of our ancestors. Among them, the polychrome tympanum of Saillac, the stained glass windows of Marc Chagall at the Saillant de Voutezac, Limousin Romanesque art in Aubazine, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Tulle, Vigeois, Meymac and even the Saint-Pierre church in Collonges-la-Rouge.

We have selected for you the Top 15 of the best places to go to a sacred and religious place.

1. Brive and Saint-Martin collegiate church

Located in the center of the Cité Gaillarde, the Saint-Martin collegiate church and its organ are classified as Historic Monuments in 1862.

View of the rear of the Saint-Martin collegiate church in Brive

2. Brive and the caves of Saint-Antoine

At the southern exit of Brive-la Gaillarde, the national pilgrimage to Saint Anthony of Padua offers walkers and pilgrims alike its five hectares of green park.

3. The polychrome tympanum of Saillac

The history of Saillac is closely linked to its church. Built in the 12th century, it has a unique polychrome tympanum In the region.

4. The Chapel of the Salient in Voutezac

It is the only chapel in France to be entirely decorated with stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall.

5. The abbeyAubazine

Founded by Etienne d'Obazine, this XNUMXth century Cistercian abbey is classified as a Historic Monument.

View of the abbey church and the rest of Aubazine Abbey from the cloister garden

6. The Saint-Pierre abbey church Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

Founded in the 9th century by Rodolphe de Turenne, this abbey is best known for its remarkable sculpted tympanum and majestic proportions.

View of the tympanum of the Beaulieu church

7. Notre-Dame de Tulle Cathedral

Built in the 12th century as a monastery to become a cathedral in 1317, this building required nearly two centuries of work.

8. The Notre-Dame chapel Rocamadour

On the way to Compostela, this sanctuary is at the heart of the Rocamadour pilgrimage. For nearly 1.000 years, pilgrims from all over the world have come to meet the Black Madonna.

9. The Saint-Pierre d’Uzerche abbey church

Listed as a historic monument since 1840, this essential monument of Limousin Romanesque art offers you access to the 11th century crypt: unique in Bas-Limousin.

10. The Church of Saint-Pierre Collonges la Rouge

This imposing monument and entirely built in local red sandstone owes its popularity to its bell tower which has managed to preserve, almost in its entirety, its original construction.

11. Turenne and the collegiate

Dating from the end of the 16th century, it is characterized in particular by its impressive bell tower-porch 30m high.

12. Turenne and Notre-Dame-de-Saint-Pantaléon

This church, remarkably harmonious in its proportions, was built in the 17th century by architects from Sedan and Bouillon, territories also led by the viscounts of Turenne.

13. Saint-Robert and its Romanesque church

This building of theromanesque art is marked by the religious wars of the 16th and 17th centuries. Today we can admire the very beautiful ambulatory with columns, decorated with capitals.

Exterior view of the Church of Saint-Robert

14. Saint-Bonnet-la-Rivière and its rotunda church

This church is one of rare in the shape of a rotunda and its ten cylindrical pillars separate the center. Inside, you will discover a Virgin of Pity from the 15th century. Classified as a Historic Monument in 1911, it can be visited freely.

View of the rotunda of the church of Saint-Bonnet

15. Templar and Hospitaller heritage in the Vézère valley

Our gentle valley is dotted with vestiges, traces and buildings linked to the presence of its two unique orders. A wealth of valorization work is underway and is worth the detour... follow the guide !

Knight Templar and Hospitaller

The quest for Compostela: cheerful and responsible!

  1. Back to basics, rejuvenation... the adventure is lived as much in the head as in the legs. 
  2. Take your time: time for meetings and exchanges, time to discover the landscapes... time to live!
  3. Living to the rhythm of nature without damaging it
  4. To challenge ourselves and surpass ourselves along the way, such is our cheerful nature!

Our tip The quest for Compostela

View of a sign indicating the Camino de Santiago with a couple of walkers in the background

To go to Compostela, it’s easy. You go through Brive then straight on to Rocamadour. You don’t know this path? Hurry up to take it, because it is a path of inner peace, serenity and beauty. In the 12th century, monks wore their sandals there and then it was unjustly forgotten. Ah, seeing Rocamadour perched on the cliff and swooning! It's almost pointless to go any further.

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