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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.
The quiet town of Aixe-sur-Vienne has few important monuments, but is a pleasure to explore
Arboretum Al Gaulhia (Correze)
The Arboretum Al Gaulhia is a 10 hectare arboretum with gardens and ponds, and a wide range of impressive trees
The highlight of a visit to Argentat is the lovely view across the river from the quais
Aubusson is world famous for the rugs that have been produced here during several centuries
The town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne you can explore the attractive old town and walk along the Dordogne river
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
The village of Collonges-le-Rouge is very distinctive, being built almost entirely from red rock
Correze (village) (Correze)
Correze is a very small village but the historic quarter certainly merits a visit
In a lovely hilltop position, Curemonte is less touristic than many of the 'most beautiful villages in France' but certainly should be visited
Both the medieval centre of Donzenac and the steep wooded slopes that surround the village contribute equally to its charm
Gimel-les-Cascades is a pretty village in Correze best known for its ancient toll bridge and castle and its scenic waterfalls
La Souterraine (Creuse)
La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns that are always a pleasure to discover
Lac de Saint-Pardoux (Haute-Vienne)
Lake Vassiviere is a leisure lake and activity centre
Lake Vassiviere (Haute-Vienne)
The largest lake in Limousin, Lake Vassiviere is a popular leisure lake with numerous activities available
Le Jardin de Liliane (Haute-Vienne)
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
Les Jardins de Colette (Correze)
The Jardins de Colette is a garden which represents the life of Colette in a series of gardens.
Limoges is not usually featured on a list of 'must be visited places' but actually has an interesting centre, well worth exploring.
Meymac should be beter known to tourists - the stone buildings in the town centre are both attractive and interesting
Meyssac is a village in Correze with an interesting historic centre built in the famous red sandstone of the region
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
Saint-Angel is a very small village but also a pleasant diversion when you are passing
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
Centred around the 12th century Church of Saint-Robert, Saint-Robert is classed among the 'most beautiful villages in France'
The part of Segur-le-Chateau with medieval houses next to the river is especially beautiful, but elsewhere there is also much to enjoy
Tours de Merle (Correze)
The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval castles in ruins in a picturesque setting above a river
The medieval quarter around the 11th century church is the highlight in the village of Treignac
The area around the cathedral and the river frontage in Tulle both add to the charm of the capital of Correze
The medieval village at Turenne still also has two fortified towers, and beautiful views across Limousin
The Vézère Valley below and the numerous historic monuments up the hill together make Uzerche one of our favourite Limousin towns
For more information see the Limousin guide
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): Tourist guide
Regional Natural Parcs
Millevaches en Limousin
Perigord-Limousin: Tourist guide