The hilltop village of Turenne at sunrise in the Corrèze department
Jewel of Correze


Turenne is a commune in the Corrèze department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France. It is characterized by its height and unique position on top of a cliff. 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.