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


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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Lac de Saint-Pardoux

photo of Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lake Vassiviere is a leisure lake and activity centre

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Lake Vassiviere

photo of Lake Vassiviere

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

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Le Jardin de Liliane

photo of 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-Pierre

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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 worth exploring.

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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 two exploring

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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 retreating Nazis in 1944. Very moving experience.

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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 - and we found it ideal for a picnic!

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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 visit

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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 Glane river

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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 important pilgrimage destination for many centuries

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For more information see the Haute-Vienne 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

Tourist attractions to visit in Haute-Vienne

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: Tourist guide

Religious Monuments

Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac)

Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien)

Regional Natural Parcs

Perigord-Limousin: Tourist guide

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