Discover Tours de Merle - Les Tours de Merle

Discover Tours de Merle

When you arrive at Tours de Merle, in Saint-Geniez-o-Merle, you will immediately feel as though you have travelled several centuries back in time!

This surprising medieval Limousin gem is set in the heart of wilderness, along the winding river Maronne. Its panoramas, steep pathways, medieval farm and preserved nature are a delight for visitors. The towers and the site’s 10 century history are simply fascinating. 

>> Because we care about heritage preservation and visitor security, we currently lead restoration work on the site. The Tours de Merle team offers its apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. << 

The medieval town

The town of Merle is set in a landscape of forests and deep gorges. It is a spectacular feudal ensemble, with 7 towers built between the 12th and 15th centuries....

The barn and garden

The barn and stable, built at the foot of the Merle boulders, take visitors on a journey back into the daily life of 14th century farmers, to visit a house.

The natural assets

"Above its historical interest, the Tours de Merle site is original because of its situation at the heart of the Maronne gorges". The Maronne River is one of the biggest...

The visitors' reception village

A small path along the RD 13 road leads visitors from the carpark down towards the "visitors' reception" ("village d'accueil") where you can start your visit...

The river Maronne

The Maronne is a major tributary of the river Dordogne. It encircles the “Tours de Merle” (towers of Merle) turning the castrum into a natural fortress. The river is also...