Collonges la Rouge: A fairytale village

If you’re traveling through the picturesque villages of France, you must not miss Collonges la Rouge. This beautiful village, located about 25 km from Camping La Champagne, is known for its unique red sandstone buildings and is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Let’s take a look at what makes this village so special.

A history of red sandstone

Collonges la Rouge owes its name to the striking red color of its buildings, made from locally quarried sandstone. This material gives the village a warm, almost fairytale-like appearance that immediately captivates visitors. The history of the village dates back to the 8th century, and many of the current buildings date from the medieval period.

Architectural marvels

Wander through the narrow, cobbled streets and admire the beautiful half-timbered houses, stately mansions, and impressive churches. The Église Saint-Pierre is a particular highlight, with its robust bell tower and detailed architecture. Other attractions include the Maison de la Sirène, a 16th-century house that now houses a small museum, and the former castle of the bishops of Turenne.

Local culture and crafts

Collonges la Rouge is not only a visual delight but also offers a rich cultural experience. The village is home to several artisans and artists who display their work in charming small workshops and shops. Here you can find beautiful handmade souvenirs, from ceramics to textiles and jewelry.

Gastronomic delights

After a morning of exploration, you can enjoy the local gastronomy at one of the cozy restaurants or cafes. Taste regional specialties such as truffles, foie gras, and locally produced wine. The culinary scene in Collonges la Rouge is as refined and welcoming as the architecture.

Events and festivals

The village comes alive throughout the year with various events and festivals. In the summer, there are open-air concerts, theater performances, and markets where you can sample and buy local products. These events offer a great opportunity to experience the local culture and hospitality up close.

Worth a visit!

Whether you’re a lover of history, architecture, art, or just looking for an idyllic place to relax, Collonges la Rouge has something for everyone. It is the perfect destination for a day trip from Camping La Champagne and offers an unforgettable experience of authentic French village life.

Plan your visit

Plan your visit to Collonges la Rouge during your stay at Camping La Champagne and discover the magic of this unique village.

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