COR­RÈZE Col­longes-la-rouge

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The an­cient vil­lage of Col­longes-la-rouge was painstak­ingly re­stored by lo­cal cit­i­zens. The houses are built with a vi­brant red sand­stone, and set against the ver­dant coun­try­side, the color is quite strik­ing. The church dates from be­tween the 11th and 15th cen­turies, but its foun­da­tion goes back to an 8th cen­tury abbey. In­ter­est­ingly, the church has two naves. In the 16th cen­tury, Ro­man Catholics and Protes­tants used the same church but dif­fer­ent naves. If you can, time your visit to co­in­cide with the open-air the­ater pro­duc­tions held each sum­mer, Les Théâ­trales de Col­longes-la-rouge. Théâ­trales de Col­longes-la-rouge, from July 18 to Au­gust 22

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