Guest Rooms in Correze
A stay at the Jardins Saint-Éloi offers you the tranquility of an exceptional place, close to many points of interest and tourist sites.
From Le Lonzac, you have the choice. Do you fancy a peaceful stay by the pool under the majestic trees or in your elegant room? Do you prefer to explore the Plateau de Millevaches, the Vézère Valley, or the Dordogne Valley? Everything is possible.
A stay in a guest room near Tulle in Corrèze offers the advantage of being ideally located to radiate throughout the region.
Contemplate grandiose panoramas
Admire the exceptional landscapes overlooking the Dordogne: wild gorges, green banks, belvederes and breathtaking views. Nature rubs shoulders with majestic villages and impressive dams, characteristic panoramas of the Dordogne Basin in Corrèze. An integral part of the famous Dordogne basin which is classified as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the upper Dordogne valley, which stretches from Bort-les-Orgues to Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, will delight lovers of landscapes and old stones, with its wild gorges, its reservoirs, its wooded banks and its typical villages.
- 1 hour by car
The medieval town of Beaulieu stands on the right bank of the River Dordogne. Nicknamed the "Limousin Riviera" because of its mild climate, the area is perfect for strawberry cultivation. The abbey church of St Pierre is all that remains of the Benedictine abbey founded here in the 9C by Raoul de Turenne, the archbishop of Bourges. Of particular interest is the tympanum depicting the Last Judgement, one of the finest in France.
- within 55 minutes range
The medieval turrets and towers of Collonges-la-Rouge define the skyline of this unusual 14th century village. The distinctive deep red sandstone of the buildings (rich in iron oxide) sets it apart from any other and is at its most striking at dusk. The village became a stronghold of the Viscounts of Turenne in the 14th century, one of the largest fiefdoms in France. A wander through the narrow cobbled streets leads to an impressive church, artisanal workshops, lovely restaurants and small boutiques selling local wines and decorative objects.
The centre boasts many impressive 15th and 16th century houses such as the Maison de la Sirène, with period interiors and a small mermaid sculpted in a stone outside. A visit to the Château de Vassinhac, owned by the former feudal Lord of the town, is now fully refurbished with antique pieces including the former bed chambers of the famous French writer Colette.
- within 55 minutes range
Unique in Europe, the Travassac slate quarries offer an opportunity to explore an unusual, magical site with cliffs in excess of 100m high. Learn about the skills and techniques of the quarry workers, along with the history of this village and its slate quarries.
Open: - May, June, September and October: Sundays and public holidays, 2-6pm (guided tours every half hour from 2.30-5.30pm) - 1 July to 31 August, daily, 10am-noon and 2-6pm (guided tours every 30min from 10.30-11.30am and 2.30-5.30pm). - April to November: guided tours for groups by prior arrangement based on a minimum of 20 participants.
This small town is famous for its castle, offered by Louis XV to his mistress Jeanne Le Normant d'Etiolles. Pompadour is also renowned as the home of France's National Stud, as well as a Mare Farm, unique in France. The cradle of the Anglo-Arab breed, Pompadour has been the headquarters of an Equestrian Institute since 1976, and is the venue for several famous horse races. Horse-racing, cross-country racing and steeple-chases take place here from the last weekend in June to September.
- Within 40 minutes by car
"La Perle du Limousin"
The origins of this fortified town date back to pre-Roman times, when the area was inhabited by the Gauls. In the 10C, the town was home to a powerful monastery and an influential Benedictine abbey. Although it was often besieged, Uzerche was never taken. Today the town is unique, with its many towers, vaulted passageways and old houses adorned with carved doors. The magnificent octagonal bell tower is typical of the Limousin Romanesque style.
- within 20 minutes by car
Worthwile locations and exceptional gardens
A large number of historic and remarkable cultural sites are located near the Jardins Saint-Éloi, guest rooms in Le Lonzac in Corrèze. Here is a selection:
Spectacular feudal ensemble
Seven towers erected between the 12th and 15th centuries, in the heart of a green setting in a meander of the Maronne. This jewel of medieval Limousin continues to surprise today. Its steep paths, its garden, its medieval farm are all places to appreciate.
- 1 hour by car
The hilltop town of Turenne overlooks the countryside in all directions. Atop the hill there remain the ruins of the 13th century medieval Château de Turenne. This castle served as the feudal powerbase of one of the most powerful dynasties in medieval France - the Viscounty of Turenne.
They reigned over the regions of Limousin, Périgord and Quercy for almost 10 centuries from the early Middle Ages until the 1700s. The 14th century Keep and Guard’s room of the castle remain intact and when exploring this listed monument, a climb up the spiral staircase of the fortified towers is rewarded with truly spectacular 360 degree views. In the village below, the 17th century Church of Our Lady of St.Pantaleon is acclaimed for its magnificent stained glassed windows.
A medieval village with three castles and three churches, Curemonte was inhabited by the French writer Colette during the Second World War. Old aristocratic houses line the narrow streets alongside the old ramparts. Attractive corn exchange. Guided tours for individuals in season, Monday to Saturday; times vary. Tours for groups of more than 20 people all year by prior arrangement.
The Vézère Valley or "Prehistoric Valley" includes some of the most interesting and famous prehistoric sites in the world within a radius of some fifty kilometres. Fifteen of these sites are listed as World Heritage with UNESCO. The 400,000 years of human occupation in the Vézère Valley make it one of the cradles of European civilisation.
Caves and rock shelters were an ideal medium for prehistoric man's artistic expression, and this ancient artwork can be admired in a number of prehistoric sites along the valley.
Set high in the Périgord Noir, very close to Sarlat, come and discover 10 hectares of sculpted plants. A unique example of Topiary Art in France, with new and always more colorful worlds: visit the 7 gardens following your wishes, and enjoy a nature walk on the 200-hectare forestry estate
These botanical gardens covering an area of 4ha have been created upon the initiative of the beauty product company SOTHYS. Based around the theme of cosmetics, the gardens are made up of 5 different areas: Constellations garden, Japanese garden, rose garden, water drop garden, “sensory” garden.
Open 31st March to 4th November. Shop, cosmetics zone and restaurant.
Sports and discovery activities
The region has many sites equipped with infrastructures for the practice of various sports activities, in particular whitewater sports. Stay in our guest rooms at Le Lonzac and discover many sites offering sports and relaxation activities.
Fly like a bird with complete confidence
To go gliding is possible all year round, regardless of wind direction, from nine fully-equipped and safe sites in the Massif des Monédières and Dordogne valley areas of the Corrèze, near Argentat. Schools with certified instructors offer discovery days, courses for beginners and the advanced and introductory paragliding and hang-gliding flights throughout the year. Les Chancèves recreational flying centre near Argentat also organises introductory micro-light flights.
- Within 15 minutes by car
The beautiful, wide-open spaces of the Corrèze are home to a vast choice of hiking trails offering walkers an immense sense of freedom. 526km of “Grande Randonnée” (GR) hiking trails and 481km of “Grande Randonnée de Pays” (GRP) long-distance trails take experienced hikers through meadows and forests, past mountain streams and waterfalls, to explore the Limousin mountains. 400 “Petite Randonnée” (PR) paths criss-cross through the countryside for less challenging walks.
360km of “Transcorréziennes” riding trails in the Corrèze suitable for beginners and more experienced riders pass through forests of beech and chestnut trees. A visit to Pompadour is a must, with its château which was named after Louis XV’s famous mistress Madame de Pompadour. The town is now home to the French National Stud (Haras National) where Anglo-Arab horses are bred.
Golf Explore the greens of Corrèze Adapted to different levels of practice, several quality golf clubs welcome you:
- The Coiroux Golf Club , located in the town of Aubazine, on the shores of Lake Coiroux, with its pretty natural 18-hole course and a quality pitch and putt
- The Brive Planchetorte Golf Club , located in the classified site of the narrow Planchetorte valley, offers an 18-hole course requiring skill and precision
- The Golf de la Porcelaine , located in the town of Panazol, just next to Limoges, will delight the finest golfers on its 18-hole long and hilly course in a beautifully wooded setting.
- 40 to 55 minutes by car
Cross the Corrèze by canoe-kayak
The diversity and beauty of the canoe-kayak routes on the rivers of Corrèze have made it a world-renowned place. The World Championships for the discipline have taken place in Treignac on two occasions, on the Vézère and the very technical Rocher des Folles course. But more peaceful routes downstream will take you to Uzerche or to the Château du Saillant in the town of Voutezac at the gates of Brive-la-Gaillarde. Without forgetting the waters of Corrèze, Dordogne and Diège, which will satisfy your desires for a peaceful walk or a more sporting adventure.
- 10 to 45 minutes by car
For visitors keen to admire the region’s landscapes from above and discover villages from a different perspective at a pace dictated by the wind, hot-air ballooning flights are available from Collonges-la-Rouge, Curemonte, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Pompadour, Turenne and Objat as well as for private charter from other sites upon request.