It’s lunchtime on the third day of walking from Martel to Rocamadour. If you are following my suggested itinerary, then today is a long day—27 kilometres (17 miles)—and Curemonte is a little over half way, the perfect excuse to stop for a break.
Classified as one of France’s most beautiful villages, Curemonte developed around three châteaux built during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. (Château de Saint-Hilaire, Château de Plas and Château de la Johannie are now privately owned and unfortunately, not open to the public.)
The French novelist Colette found this area so enchanting that she spent several weeks here writing and mentions the village in one of her books—Journal à Rebours.
Let’s take a look around and see why she loved it so!
Which long-distance walk visits Curemonte?
Where is it? Find it on Google maps
Distance from the previous village of Collonges-la-Rouge: 15 kilometres (9.4 miles)
Accommodation is available at:
Ferme Auberge de la Grotte
Lou Pé Dé Gril