Limousin places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Limousin region. See also our Limousin guide.

Limousin sightseeing and tourist information

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Aixe-sur-Vienne (Haute-Vienne)

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

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Argentat (Correze)

The highlight of a visit to Argentat is the lovely view across the river from the quais [...]

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Aubusson (Creuse)

Aubusson is world famous for the rugs that have been produced here during several centuries [...]

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Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (Correze)

The town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne you can explore the attractive old town and walk along the Dordogne river [...]

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Bellac (Haute-Vienne)

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

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Chalus (Haute-Vienne)

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

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Collonges-la-Rouge (Correze)

The village of Collonges-le-Rouge is very distinctive, being built almost entirely from red rock [...]

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Correze (Correze)

Correze is a very small village but the historic quarter certainly merits a visit [...]

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Curemonte (Correze)

In a lovely hilltop position, Curemonte is less touristic than many of the 'most beautiful villages in France' but [...]

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Donzenac (Correze)

Both the medieval centre of Donzenac and the steep wooded slopes that surround the village contribute equally to it [...]

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Gimel-les-Cascades (Correze)

Gimel-les-Cascades is a pretty village in Correze best known for its ancient toll bridge and castle and its scenic [...]

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La Souterraine (Creuse)

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns that are always a pleasure to discover [...]

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Lac de Saint-Pardoux (Haute-Vienne)

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

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Lake Vassiviere (Haute-Vienne)

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

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Le Jardin de Liliane (Haute-Vienne)

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

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Le-Dorat (Haute-Vienne)

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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Les Jardins de Colette (Correze)

The Jardins de Colette is a garden which represents the life of Colette in a series of gardens. [...]

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Limoges (Haute-Vienne)

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

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Meymac (Correze)

Meymac should be beter known to tourists - the stone buildings in the town centre are both attractive and interesti [...]

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Meyssac (Correze)

Meyssac is a village in Correze with an interesting historic centre built in the famous red sandstone of the region [...]

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Montrol-Senard (Haute-Vienne)

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

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Mortemart (Haute-Vienne)

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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Oradour-sur-Glane (Haute-Vienne)

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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Pierre-Buffiere (Haute-Vienne)

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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Rochechouart (Haute-Vienne)

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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Saint-Angel (Correze)

Saint-Angel is a very small village but also a pleasant diversion when you are passing [...]

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Saint-Junien (Haute-Vienne)

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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Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat (Haute-Vienne)

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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Saint-Robert (Correze)

Centred around the 12th century Church of Saint-Robert, Saint-Robert is classed among the 'most beautiful villages [...]

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Segur-le-Chateau (Correze)

The part of Segur-le-Chateau with medieval houses next to the river is especially beautiful, but elsewhere there is [...]

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Treignac (Correze)

The medieval quarter around the 11th century church is the highlight in the village of Treignac [...]

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Tulle (Correze)

The area around the cathedral and the river frontage in Tulle both add to the charm of the capital of Correze [...]

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Turenne (Correze)

The medieval village at Turenne still also has two fortified towers, and beautiful views across Limousin [...]

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Uzerche (Correze)

The Vézère Valley below and the numerous historic monuments up the hill together make Uzerche one of our favourit [...]

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Verneuil-Moustiers (Haute-Vienne)

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 region see the detailed Limousin travel guide

 
 

Classified tourist sites to visit in Limousin

Listed below are some of the main places and destinations in Limousin that have received 'official' tourist classifications.

Aquarium

Aquarium du Limousin

Heritage Sites

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

Classified 'most beautiful villages'

Collonges-la-Rouge: Tourist guide

Curemonte: Tourist guide

Segur-le-Chateau: Tourist guide

Treignac: Tourist guide

Turenne: Tourist guide

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Aubusson: Tourist guide

Meymac: Tourist guide

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat: Tourist guide

Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche

Regional Natural Parcs

Millevaches en Limousin

Perigord-Limousin

Religious Monuments

Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac)

Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien)

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin de la Ganille

Jardin de Liliane

Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle

Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel

Sites of Natural Beauty

Gouffre de la Fage

Pierres Jaumetres

Towns of Art and History

Limoges: Tourist guide

Ville d'etape

Bellac: Tourist guide

Bessines-sur-Gartempe

Donzenac: Tourist guide

Gouzon

La Souterraine: Tourist guide

Magnac-Bourg

Pierre-Buffiere: Tourist guide

Uzerche: Tourist guide

4* Towns in Bloom

Limoges: Tourist guide

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