Haute-Vienne places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Haute-Vienne department of Limousin. See also our detailed Haute-Vienne guide.

Haute-Vienne sightseeing and tourist information

photo of Aixe-sur-Vienne


The quiet town of Aixe-sur-Vienne has few important monuments, but is a pleasure to explore [...]

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photo of Bellac


The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest, and a picturesque bridge across the river [...]

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photo of Chalus


Châlus is a small market town with two ruined castles in the Monts du Chalus region of Limousin [...]

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photo of Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lake Vassiviere is a leisure lake and activity centre [...]

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photo of Lake Vassiviere

Lake Vassiviere

The largest lake in Limousin, Lake Vassiviere is a popular leisure lake with numerous activities available [...]

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photo of Le Jardin de Liliane

Le Jardin de Liliane

Le Jardin de Liliane is one of our favourite gardens open to the public in the Limoges area [...]

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photo of Le-Dorat


In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the old town and visiting the Collegiale Church of Saint-Pie [...]

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photo of Limoges


Limoges is not usually featured on a list of 'must be visited places' but actually has an interesting centre, well [...]

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photo of Montrol-Senard


Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an ecomuseum. [...]

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photo of Mortemart


Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a very pleasant village to pass an hour or t [...]

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photo of Oradour-sur-Glane


The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now maintained in the condition it was left in by the retreati [...]

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photo of Pierre-Buffiere


The small village of Pierre-Buffiere is listed as a "village d'etape" - a village to visit during your journey - an [...]

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photo of Rochechouart


On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has a castle and Museum of Modern Art to v [...]

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photo of Saint-Junien


After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure to also visit the valley of the Glan [...]

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photo of Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat


Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, with its medieval houses and collegiale church, is a reminder that the town has been an im [...]

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photo of Verneuil-Moustiers


Verneuil-Moustiers itself is a tiny hamlet, but we found it well situated to explore the regionll [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Haute-Vienne travel guide


Market towns & days in Haute-Vienne

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Chalus: Friday
Limoges: every day
Saint-Junien: Saturday
Saint-Pardoux: Wednesday

Selected tourist attractions in the Haute-Vienne department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom

Limoges: Tourist guide


Ville d'etape

Bellac: Tourist guide



Pierre-Buffiere: Tourist guide

Towns of Art and History

Limoges: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin de Liliane

Religious Monuments

Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac)

Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien)

Regional Natural Parcs


towns classified as Recommended Detours

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat: Tourist guide


UNESCO world heritage sites

Saint-Leonard de Noblat ├ęglise (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide


Aquarium du Limousin