Bessines-sur-Gartempe tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lac de Saint-Pardoux at 9 km from Bessines-sur-Gartempe

Visit Bessines-sur-Gartempe: highlights and tourist information

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Bessines-sur-Gartempe is situated in the Haute-Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Tourist classifications for Bessines-sur-Gartempe include "village d'etape".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bessines-sur-Gartempe in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lac de Saint-Pardoux at 9 km and La Souterraine at 17 km.

Bessines-sur-Gartempe, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux s a large leisure lake in the Haute-Vienne department...

See Lac de Saint-Pardoux guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 17 km (direction north-east), in the Creuse department

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns that are...

See La Souterraine guide


at 25 km (direction west)

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest, and a...

See Bellac guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the old town...

See Le-Dorat guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

Limoges is not usually featured on a list of 'must be visited places' but...

See Limoges guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, with its medieval houses and collegiale church, is a reminder that the town...

See Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now maintained in the condition it...

See Oradour-sur-Glane guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction west)

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a very pleasant...

See Mortemart guide


at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Montrol-Senard guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west), in the Indre department

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly take you...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


at 39 km (direction south-west)

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

See Aixe-sur-Vienne guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the most interesting...

See Brigueuil guide


at 44 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Junien guide


at 46 km (direction south)

The small village of Pierre-Buffiere is listed as a village d'etape - a village...

See Pierre-Buffiere guide

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Markets in and near Bessines-sur-Gartempe

  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Limoges: market every day (31km)
  • Bourganeuf: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (39km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (43km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (52km)

More information about Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Limousin

Tourist attractions near Bessines-sur-Gartempe, France

What to do at Bessines-sur-Gartempe? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bessines-sur-Gartempe.


  • Aquarium du Limousin (32km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Bessines-sur-Gartempe is in the southern-centre of France at 30 kilometres from Limoges, the department capital (general information: Bessines-sur-Gartempe is 314 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bessines-sur-Gartempe

Canton: Bessines-sur-Gartempe

Arrondissement: Bellac

Department: Haute-Vienne

Region: Limousin

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 87250

Distance to Bessines-sur-Gartempe

from Limoges (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 314 km

from Calais: 539 km

from Nice: 536 km

from Bordeaux: 207 km

from Strasbourg: 554 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Bessines-sur-Gartempe from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bersac-sur-Rivalier and Fromental.

This page in French: Visiter Bessines-sur-Gartempe