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The Limousin

A brief introduction to the region and its departments
Made up of three departments, the Haute-Vienne, Creuse and the Correze and to the west of the Massif Centrale the Limousin takes its name from a Celtic tribe called the Lemovices, which occupied the area at the time of the Gauls...............more

Characteristics of Corrèze

A department full of history and charm
Aubuzine, Correze
In 1999 a department wide project was initiated. The plan was to highlight all that the Correze has to offer. Over the last few years this project has begun to bare fruit......More.

A Crash Course on Creuse

An outline of this wonderful Limousin department
Creuse Stream
The department of Creuse is situated in the centre of France, within the region of Limousin...More

Highlights of Haute Vienne

Haute Vienne has it all, nature and nightlife
Zenith Limoges
Haute Vienne derives its name from the river that runs though the department. As the river is also the main waterway through Vienne, the "Haute" was added as the department ......More.

Editor's picks

Discover the secrets and history of Corrèze, Creuse and Haute Vienne with our guide to Limousin's museums. more...

Limoges: as nature intended

Ed's pick LimogesLimoges boasts 50 sqm of green space per inhabitant, which means plenty of parks and gardens, plus countless opportunities for outdoor activities. The local livestock also enjoy room to roam, says Eleanor Fullalove more...

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Kayaks and Canoes in Limousin

Explore the lakes and rivers of Correze, Creuse and Haute Vienne Canoe - Kayak in LimousinCanoeing and kayaking are popular activities in Limousin with its endless waterways and lakes. Whether it is a leisurely ride down a sleepy river or a spot of white water rafting, there is something for everyone in Limousin. more...

Outdoor Activities in Limousin

Adventure and fun, climbing and swinging through the woods! ziplineOne of the very popular family activities in Limousin are the accrobranche style activities, where circuits of varying lengths and difficulties are constructed amongst the woodlands. Climbing frames, swinging ropes, ladders and zip wires offer fun for the whole family. more...

A Little Corner of France

Its secrets revealed Tijeras / Villejoubert © CDT 23There’s a little corner of France that for centuries has managed to keep its treasures secret from almost everyone. I’m not talking about diamonds or gold or precious stones but ... more...

Following the traces of Saint-Léonard

Saint Leonard de NoblatSaint-Léonard-de Noblat proudly stands between the valleys of le Tard and la Vienne. With a rich history and a rare heritage, this medieval town has always been a popular tourist ... more...

The Creuse - Friend of the horse!

Full of the wide-open spaces that a rider dreams about Horse ridingIf a dog is man’s best friend then the Creuse is the horse’s. Acres and acres of fields and forests to cross. Kilometres of country roads or marked trails to gallop down. And everywhere you go comfortable accommodation with a warm welcome for both you and your horse.
Part of the Limousin region in southwest France, the Creuse département is known as the ‘Green heart of France’. It’s full of the wide-open spaces ... more...

The Limousin apple

I Pommes du LimousinAt the beginning of the last century in the Haute-Vienne and the Corrèze, fields with row after row of apple trees were rare. Trees were planted on the edge of paths, dotted next to hedges or surrounding houses.In the Creuse, apples were cultivated on a much larger scale but were solely commercial to the communes of Sainte-Feyre and Guéret. Most of the remaining crop was made into cider... more...

Up the Apple Street

The Corrèze and its apples ApplesWhat do the Kulu Valley in India, Kent in England, Erigdir in Turkey and West Corrèze in France all have in common? It is apples, apples and more apples! The south of Limousin and in particular Corrèze, is a huge apple growing area with now more than 500 apple growers and some 4000 Ha under cultivation.
The area is focussed around Pompadour, and it is here that you can find the Association of Apples ... more...


The village that has become a museum Montrol SenardMontrol-Sénard, a French village that is a testament to years gone by, is situated on the west side of the Monts de Blond. It has little known history . However, the land was definitely visited by the Romans as ‘des tuiles a rebord’, (rimmed tiles) were discovered ... more...

For an Action Packed Holiday in the Limousin

Choose the Correze Holiday in CorrezeThe Corrèze is perhaps the least well-known department of the Limousin, however I have a feeling this may be about to change. The Corrèze is geared up to give you one of the most action packed holidays of a lifetime. From Mountain Biking to canoeing, Horse riding to Hang-gliding and from fishing to ... more...

Donkey day in Horse City!

July 14th Bastille Day - A donkey revolution! National Day of the DonkeyIt was on the 14th July 1789, now known as Bastille Day, when the Citizens of Paris stormed and took the Bastille. Now forever enshrined in French life as a holiday, it is day for national celebration, and where more would you imagine that, than in Pompadour in the Corréze, the place that gave the erstwhile Jean Fish ( Jeanne Antoinette Poisson) the ... more...

Limoges Porcelain.

A short history to the regions relationship with porcelain. Limoges PorcelainPorcelain, using kaolin was discovered in China during the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). In the late 13th century, while traveling through China, Marco Polo discovered a translucent ceramic unknown to the West. He called this iridescent coloured object "porcellana". Porcelain became highly valued ... more...

A walk through the "High Town” of Limoges

Les Halles LimogesThe city of Limoges over the centuries developed far more around the Chateau than the actual city centre. A walk through the “Ville haute, the high town” of the region's capital or as it's commonly known today - the "old town" reveals its rich history... more...

Le silence of the Bellac lambs

Bellac, the capital of sheep! SheepEven though the town of Bellac, situated on the land of the ‘Basse Marche’ does not really have spectacular monuments. The town that was loved by Jean de la Fontaine, the poet Charles Silvestre and Jean Giradoux does, however, know how to be hospitable and welcoming. Host of ... more...

Superb walks along the riverbanks of the Vienne

The Limousin remains one of the most unspolit regions in France with an abundance of truly beautiful countryside, rolling hills, winding rivers, vast lakes, trickling waterfalls, colourful and peaceful woodland ... more...

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