Curemonte

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Curemonte
The Château des Plas, in Curemonte
The Château des Plas, in Curemonte
Coat of arms of Curemonte
Coat of arms
Location of Curemonte
Curemonte is located in France
Curemonte
Curemonte
Curemonte is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Curemonte
Curemonte
Coordinates: 45°00′00″N 1°44′27″E / 44.9999°N 1.7409°E / 44.9999; 1.7409Coordinates: 45°00′00″N 1°44′27″E / 44.9999°N 1.7409°E / 44.9999; 1.7409
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCorrèze
ArrondissementBrive-la-Gaillarde
CantonMidi Corrézien
IntercommunalityVillages du Midi Corrézien
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Marie-Claude Pécouyoul
Area
1
8.83 km2 (3.41 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
221
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
19067 /19500
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Curemonte is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France. It is a medieval village characterised by its three castles. In a fortified position on a ridge overlooking a valley on both its eastern and western flanks, the village has historically had a strategic importance in the area. Its inhabitants are called Curemontois.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality of Curemonte is located at the southern end of the department of Corrèze.

Map of the commune.

Physical geography[edit]

The village of Curemonte is built on a ridge line that overlooks the valleys of the Sourdoire and the Maumont.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962351—    
1968311−11.4%
1975248−20.3%
1982231−6.9%
1990203−12.1%
1999223+9.9%
2008213−4.5%

History[edit]

The existence of Curemonte is confirmed from 860.

It was in the 11th century that the village flourished, passing through the Viscounts of Turenne.

Places and monuments[edit]

  • It is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.
  • It has three castles:
  • It has three churches:
    • Church of Saint-Barthélemy du Bourg;
    • Church of Saint-Hilaire de la Combe: 11th Century Romanesque church, one of the oldest in the department, which was probably built on Merovingian foundations;
    • The church of Saint-Genest: former parish church, now a Museum of Religious Art.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.