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 travel guide.

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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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Arboretum Al Gaulhia (Correze)

The Arboretum Al Gaulhia is a 10 hectare arboretum with gardens and ponds, and a wide range of impressive trees
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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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Arnac-Pompadour (Correze)

The village of Arnac-Pompadour is centre for a Haras National, and also has an imposing 15th century castle
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Aubazine (Correze)

Aubazine is a small village in Corrèze with an important 12th century abbey church
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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 (village) (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 certainly should be visited
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Donzenac (Correze)

Both the medieval centre of Donzenac and the steep wooded slopes that surround the village contribute equally to its charm
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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 waterfalls
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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)

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux s a large leisure lake in the Haute-Vienne department
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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-Pierre
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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 worth exploring.
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Lubersac (Correze)

Lubersac is a small town in Corrèze with a church and a 15th century house among its historic monuments
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Meymac (Correze)

Meymac should be beter known to tourists - the stone buildings in the town centre are both attractive and interesting
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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 two exploring
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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 retreating Nazis in 1944. Very moving experience.
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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 - and we found it ideal for a picnic!
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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 visit
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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-Bonnet-la-Rivière (Correze)

Saint-Bonnet-la-Rivière is a small village with an unusual round church in the Corrèze countryside
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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 Glane river
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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 important pilgrimage destination for many centuries
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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 in France'
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Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (Haute-Vienne)

Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche is a small town with a collegiale church and a small historic centre to explore
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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 also much to enjoy
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Tours de Merle (Correze)

The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval castles in ruins in a picturesque setting above a river
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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 favourite Limousin towns
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Vigeois (Correze)

Vigeois is a village with a pretty medieval bridge on the Vézère river and an 11th century abbey church to see
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For more information see the Limousin guide

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Tourist attractions to visit in Limousin

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


Aquarium du Limousin

UNESCO world heritage sites

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

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Collonges-la-Rouge: See tourist guide

Curemonte: See tourist guide

Segur-le-Chateau: See tourist guide

Treignac: See tourist guide

Turenne: See tourist guide

Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Aubusson: See tourist guide

Meymac: See tourist guide

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat: See tourist guide


Regional Natural Parcs

Millevaches en Limousin

Perigord-Limousin: See tourist guide

Towns of Art and History

Limoges: See tourist guide

Ville d'etape

Bellac: See tourist guide


Donzenac: See tourist guide


La Souterraine: See tourist guide


Pierre-Buffiere: See tourist guide

Uzerche: See tourist guide

4* Towns in Bloom

Limoges: See tourist guide