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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 Haute-Vienne travel guide.
The quiet town of Aixe-sur-Vienne has few important monuments, but is a pleasure to explore
The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest, and a picturesque bridge across the river
Châlus is a small market town with two ruined castles in the Monts du Chalus region of Limousin
Lac de Saint-Pardoux
Lake Vassiviere is a leisure lake and activity centre
The largest lake in Limousin, Lake Vassiviere is a popular leisure lake with numerous activities available
Le Jardin de Liliane
Le Jardin de Liliane is one of our favourite gardens open to the public in the Limoges area
In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the old town and visiting the Collegiale Church of Saint-Pierre
Limoges is not usually featured on a list of 'must be visited places' but actually has an interesting centre, well worth exploring.
Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an ecomuseum.
Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a very pleasant village to pass an hour or two exploring
The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now maintained in the condition it was left in by the retreating Nazis in 1944. Very moving experience.
The small village of Pierre-Buffiere is listed as a "village d'etape" - a village to visit during your journey - and we found it ideal for a picnic!
On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has a castle and Museum of Modern Art to visit
After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure to also visit the valley of the Glane river
Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, with its medieval houses and collegiale church, is a reminder that the town has been an important pilgrimage destination for many centuries
Verneuil-Moustiers itself is a tiny hamlet, but we found it well situated to explore the regionll
For more information see the Haute-Vienne guide
Market towns & days in Haute-Vienne
all markets in morning unless otherwise stated
Limoges: every day
Selected tourist attractions in the Haute-Vienne department
The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...
4* Towns in Bloom
Limoges: Tourist guide
Bellac: Tourist guide
Pierre-Buffiere: Tourist guide
Towns of Art and History
Limoges: Tourist guide
Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'
Jardin de Liliane
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 église (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide
Aquarium du Limousin