Born during the 8th century,for the pilgrims in their way to Santiago de Compostela, Collonges (in the county of Turenne), was a wealthy village thanks to trade (wine) until the 19th century phylloxera crisis. Now, its beautiful mansions, its turets and its narrow streets in red sandstone continue to surprise the visitors. ( Ot-Collonges )
Collonges-la-Rouge is a commune in the Corrèze department in the Limousin region of France.
A surprising natural heritage : Collonges will surprise you by the material used to build its houses, a natural local rare red sandstone colored by the iron oxyde.( Ot-Collonges )
Collonges-la-Rouge is entirely built with red sandstone. Its existence is proven since the 8th century thanks to the donation of the count of Limoges to the monastery of Charroux. ( Read more on Wikipedia )
The village is a member of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ( The Most Beautiful Villages of France) association which is the the place of the headquarters of the association. It is one of the most visited sites in the Limousin.( Read more on Wikipedia )
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