Turenne is a pretty village which dates largely from the 13th - 16th centuries and takes its name from Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne.
The village of Turenne in the Correze department of the Limousin is not far from the borders with the Lot and Dordogne. If you are staying in one of these areas then be sure to pay a visit to Turenne which is 16km south of Brive.
Turenne is a pretty village which dates largely from the 13th - 16th centuries. The town takes its name from Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne – the Grand Turenne. Napoléon rated him highly calling him the finest tactician of modern times.
If you climb the hill to visit the two towers above the village you will find that there is a spectacular view as far as the neighbouring départments of Cantal and Lot. The two towers called César and le Trésor are part of the remains of the castle overlooking the village. The 12th century César Tower is the oldest of the two and the clock tower was constructed about 200 years later. The village itself is perfectly preserved with a maze of narrow streets and has a couple of good restaurants and a creperie.
The picture of Turenne is copyright and courtesy of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France organisation