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Chez Jallot, 23250 VIDAILLAT, France

 Tel.:       +33 (0)555 645 077

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La Corrèze

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Introduction

This department is in the heart of the Massive Central, where there is much countryside and agriculture. It is the southern most department of the Limousin, with the Dordogne to the west and the Auvergne to the east. After the disappearance of heavy industries from the few cities such as Brive-la-Gaillarde, agriculture has returned to be the most dominant occupation. The inhabitants of the department are called Corréziens.

Region

Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Department No.

19

Prefecture

Tulle

Area

5,587 km2

Population & Density

240,781 (41/km2)

Geography

Brief History

Corrèze is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4th March 1790. It includes part of the former province of Limousin (the Bas-Limousin).

Within Corrèze, the 19th-century railway planners, influenced in part by the department's topography, endowed Brive-la-Gaillarde with good connections and a major junction from which railway lines fanned out in six different directions. The railways arrived in 1860, at an opportune moment, directly after phylloxera had destroyed the local wine industry. The new railways enabled the farms in the area surrounding Brive to specialise in fruits and vegetables, which they could now transport rapidly to the larger population centres of central and southern France. Locally, the new agriculture triggered the development, in the Brive basin, of related businesses and industries such as the manufacture of jams and liquors, as well as timber/paper-based packaging businesses.

Notable People

  • The House of Noailles, dukes of Noailles and Ayen, which provided three marshals of France, one admiral of France and one archbishop of Paris.
  • The House of La Tour d'Auvergne, viscounts of Turenne
  • Bernard de Ventadour (1135–1195), a famous troubadour born at the castle of Ventadour.
  • Pope Clement VI (1291–1352), 198th pope, born Pierre Roger in Rosiers-d'Égletons.
  • Pope Innocent VI (1295–1362), 199th pope, born Etienne Aubert in Beyssac.
  • Pope Gregory XI (1329–1378), 201st pope and last French pope, born Pierre Roger de Beaufort in Rosiers-d'Egletons
  • Guillaume Dubois (1656–1723), cardinal and statesman, Prime Minister of France during the Régence.
  • Jean-Baptiste Treilhard (1742–1810), political figure of the French Revolution, member of Committee of Public Safety, president of the Convention that judged and sentenced to death King Louis XVI, member of the Directory and one of the redactors of the Napoleonic codes; he is buried in the Panthéon.
  • Guillaume Marie Anne Brune (1763–1815), marshal of France, marshal of the Empire and godfather of author Alexandre Dumas.
  • Robert Nivelle (1856–1924), general, commander-in-chief of the French armies on the Western Front in 1917.
  • Edmond Michelet (1899–1970), politician and statesman, who did the first act of resistance of World War II in France by distributing tracts, calling to continue the war. in all Brive-la-Gaillarde's mailboxes on 17 June 1940, one day before Charles de Gaulle's Appeal of 18 June.
  • André Malraux (1901–1976), writer, adventurer and statesman, member of the French Resistance in Corrèze during WW2.
  • Jacques Chirac (1932– ), Prime Minister of France (1974–1976 and 1986–1988), Mayor of Paris (1977–1995) and 22nd President of the French Republic (1995–2007)
  • François Hollande (1954– ), deputy for Corrèze (1988–1993 and 1997–2012), mayor of Tulle (2001–2008), leader of the Socialist Party (1997–2008), 24th and current President of the French Republic (2012– )

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