Tulle in central France

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Tulle Prefecture © F. Lavie

Tulle Prefecture © F. Lavie

Tulle is a commune and capital of the Corrèze département in the Limousin region in central France on the west side of the Massif Central. It is also the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulle. It is the third-largest town in the Limousin region, after Limoges and Brive-la-Gaillarde. Known sometimes as “the town on the seven hills”, Tulle rose to prominence through the development of its manufacturing sector.

Tulle’s role as a centre for lace making is highlighted by an “International Lace Festival” held each August. The town is also home to the Maugein accordion factory, which once employed 200, though this figure is now much reduced. Near to this there was, till recently, a significant armaments manufacturing business, but its site is now (2011) marked only by an armaments museum.

Tulle Prefecture © F. Lavie © Budotradan Cathedral Square © Vassil Cathédrale Notre-Dame © Vassil Cathédrale Notre-Dam © Vassil City Theatre © Budotradan City Theatre © Pantoine Corrèze © iveragh Gambetta Square © Budotradan
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame © Vassil
Located in another part of town is a car parts plant owned by the American Borg-Warner company, and employing approximately 300 people.

Tulle is well-known for the Festival Nuits de Nacre (accordion music) since 1984 with a strong notoriety, Festival O’les choeurs (music, theater and exhibitions) since 1997 and Festival Du bleu en hiver (jazz, rock and blues music).

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