Uzerche

FRANCE LIMOUSIN CORREZZE Uzerche Hill town Uzerche (pop 3,500) is located atop a promontory surrounded by the meander of the Vézère River. Known as the Pearl of Limousin, a snapshot of the town seems like a jumble of historic buildings, lined on hilly steps. Thanks to the rocky outcrops and the surrounding fortifications, Uzerche has never been taken by enemies; causing it to be named ‘the flea’-impossible to capture.

Due to its untouched nature, the town has been able to preserve many medieval structures in its heart, including the Porte Bécharie - one of the nine 14th century gates that guarded the entrance to the town. Uzerche also has a collection of medieval architecture along Place Vigneron, which is lined with fine 15th to 16th century mansions crowned with turret roofs. Further uphill, is the Romanesque Église St-Pierre – a fortified church that houses an 11th century crypt- one of the oldest in Limousin- and in front of it, is the esplanade of Place de la Lunade, which offers breathtaking views of the gushing river below.

 


 

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UZERCHE:   1. Tourism Office  2. Porte Bécharie  3. Église St-Pierre