Things to do when camping in Correze
Correze, a destination that calls to the adventurous spirit in all of us, is a land filled with beautiful natural features and many charming towns, villages and hamlets. Visitors who spend a holiday here come to enjoy the history, heritage and culture.
For seldom-bettered outdoor activities in the department, the Millevaches Plateau is an unspoiled sprawl of green countryside adorned with scenic hiking trails. Walkers can follow the gentle trickling of streams and the slow flow of rivers or venture into the enchantment of wondrous woodland and forests. A few lovely lakes, namely Lake Chammet, Lake Bariousses, Lake Vassivière and Oussines Pond offer aquatic activities including sailing, fishing, canoeing and swimming.
A brilliant blend of natural landscapes is on show in the upper valley of the Dordogne, where lovers of the great outdoors can enjoy time spent walking through lovely meadows, pasturelands and valleys or along rivers and lake shores.
Visitors will be treated to a beautiful terrain along the Vézère River, where the water has dug deep gorges and winds through to the wide-open valley before pouring into the Dordogne. A variety of outdoor pursuits are possible by the river such as river sports, rock climbing and mountain biking.
Other outdoor highlights of the department including the crashing Gimel and Murel Waterfalls, the Fage Chasm and the The Monédières Massif.
Not to be outdone by the gorgeous natural characteristics of the region, Correze’s towns, villages and hamlets are bursting with beauty, intrigue and charm, and a handful boast the status of France’s Most Beautiful Villages.
Featuring red sandstone houses and narrow cobbled streets, the aptly named town of Collonges-la-Rouge is a mystifying medieval former fiefdom in the midst of a green oasis of countryside. We’d recommend just wandering through the streets and alleyways, along with stopping by the Chapel of the Penitents and the Maison de la Sirène (Mermaid House).
With a stunning 13th century castle, the Canon’s House and Seneschal's House, medieval Turenne will whisk you back in time the very moment you step foot in the town. An excellent place to recant history of days long gone by, holidaymakers can also visit the nearby attractions of Causse Lake and Fage Chasm.
A couple of other pretty villages steeped in history and architectural splendour including Uzerche and Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne. If you have time during your camping holiday in Correze, we’d certainly recommend a day trip to either of these stirring towns.