Here you will find some beautiful villages including the "pearl of the Limousin", Collonges la Rouge, built out of purple sandstone, its lauze roofs crowning 16th century houses, and a belltower typical of the Limousin with its two square storeys pierced with bays. Do a tour of the Correze, there are many other wonderful things to be discovered. The Auvergne too should not be missed. See Saint Satumin, the former residence of the counts of Auvergne, Usson with its basaltic rock, a testimony to the life of Queen Margot.. Blesle is a picturesque site near to the gorges of Allagnon.
The Alps... Bonneval-sur-Arc, at the foot of the col of Iseran, with its flat rust coloured stone roofs, its wooden balconies and its old gates, is a very rustic village. At its center is to be found the Grande maison, a very beautiful and vast former country cottage. For a delightful summer close to the Cirque du Fer in Cheval, go to Sixt-fer-a-Cheval built around its former abbey here an immense lime tree adorns the square..