Limousin Travel Guide

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Limoges

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Oradour-sur-Glane

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7,61,0

Rochechouart

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Bénévent-l'Abbaye

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Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche

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5,20,0

Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

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3,21,6

Aixe-sur-Vienne

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5,12,0

Sarlat

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3,16,7

Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat

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6,8,0

La Souterraine

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La Chapelle-Montbrandeix

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Ségur-le-Château

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5,23,0

Saint-Laurent-sur-Gorre

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Cussac

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5,19,0

Curemonte

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1,7,0

Brive-la-Gaillarde

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0,0,17

Bort-les-Orgues

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1,1,0

Varetz

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Limoges

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  • The Making of Limoges Porcelain

    Limoges Things to Do

    Limoges has become the generic name for the hard paste porcelain that was produced during the 18th, 19th, and into the 20th century in Limoges. It’s considered the finest hard paste porcelain in the world because of three very distinct characteristics. • The essential ingredients are all natural: feldspar, quartz, and kaolin. • The intense firing...

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  • Ibis Limoges Centre

    Limoges Hotels

    I would recommend the Ibis in Limoges, the rooms are plain, but spotless. The rooms are small, but...

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  • Limoges Airport and City Centre -...

    Limoges Transportation

    TRAVEL BETWEEN AIRPORT AND LIMOGES CITYThe official airport website says:No shuttle services between the airport and Limoges.By taxi : about 15 mn to Limoges (20 € daily fare)The city bus website has a map which shows that the number 16 bus runs near the airport but no buses go to the airport itself. You would need to change bus in the city centre...

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Oradour-sur-Glane

  • The Oradour church.

    Oradour-sur-Glane Things to Do

    Difficult to not feel a chill when you walk in here and seeing where the women and children were herded where the altar is and into the alcoves on the side. This is the only building in the village that can be visited from the inside.

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  • The memorial village of...

    Oradour-sur-Glane Things to Do

    The 1st photo shows the Oradour tramway station. It seems rather meaningful that from the Oradour-sur-Glane sign, only the letters ORAGE remain, Orage meaning Storm.

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  • ST. JUNIEN

    Oradour-sur-Glane Off The Beaten Path

    A 13km drive took us to the medieval town of St. Junien. The town is named after its Patron Saint [6th century religious hermit, named Julien]The hermit was said to cure the faithful with holy spring water. The 11th century Romanesque monastery of St-Junien was built around his tomb and is worth a visit for its sculptures and frescoes. In the town...

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Rochechouart

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  • Big Carp Fishing

    Rochechouart Things to Do

    Hunting big carp in most parts of England now is crowded and commercial. Hoever in France there are many places that you can spend tranquil hours in the pursuit of these magnificent specimens. Within 10 minutes drive from Rochechouart, there are a number of stunning lakes and sections of the River Vienne that for the 'intelligent' angler, produce a...

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  • Big Carp Fishing

    Rochechouart Things to Do

    Hunting big carp in most parts of England now is crowded and commercial. Hoever in France there are many places that you can spend tranquil hours in the pursuit of these magnificent specimens. Within 10 minutes drive from Rochechouart, there are a number of stunning lakes and sections of the River Vienne that for the 'intelligent' angler, produce a...

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  • The meteorite museum

    Rochechouart Things to Do

    In Rochechoaurt you'll find the museum dedicated to the meteorite impact that happened 200 million years ago. That was when a 1,5 kilometer meteorite hit the area. . It is very small but nice and staff will give you all information you want if you ask for it. Though most is also available on the displays on the walls. The house in which the museum...

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Bénévent-l'Abbaye

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    Bénévent-l'Abbaye Restaurants

    Bieres23.Poke away the stale batter and you find a brownish fish meat (cod?), the whole thing is overwhelmed by the taste of yesterday's, possibly last week's, cooking oil.This was my treat of fish and chips, to which I had looked forward. The chips were dry and very over, over, over, over, whatever you do to murder chips. The price for this...

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  • The Compostella way at Bénévent

    Bénévent-l'Abbaye Things to Do

    The Compostella way at Bénévent It is not only to the church or close to the abbey that we notices we are on the road to Compostelle. In fact, at the hotel of the Cedar, where we lodged for a night, a shell of Sint James above the entry door symbolizes the pilgrimage since of very numerous years. ---oooOOOooo--- Ce n'est pas seulement à l'église...

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  • Etang de la Toueille

    Bénévent-l'Abbaye Off The Beaten Path

    Etang de la Toueille This is a place that has us particularly enjoy to my friends and to me. A big pond occupies a part of a small valley. Next it, a mill (private property) works with waters brought by the spillway. ---oooOOOooo--- C'est un endroit qui nous a particulièrement plus à mais amis et à moi.Un grand étang occupe une partie d'une...

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Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche

  • WALK THE OLD TOWN

    Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche Things to Do

    The old town of Saint Yrieix la Perche is worth having a look at. To enter it, I had to walk through the old town gates and along the cobble stone streets. I saw some unusual house's, and half-timbered homes. The Church dates back to the 12th century, so this town is really old.

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  • HOTEL DE VILLE

    Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche Things to Do

    The Hotel De Ville, which is really the Town Hall was a very nice building. There are nice gardens and lawns surrounding it, and at the front is the War Memorial. The Tourist information centre is also located here.

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  • CHURCH DE MOUSTIER

    Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche Things to Do

    When I was walking around the old town of Saint-Yrieix-La-Perche, I came across this large Romanesque Church. I thought it was pretty plain on the outside, but it did have an interesting old door. The church was built in the 12th century, and was renovated and remodeled in the 19th century. Inside are some treasure's, plus the nave and transept...

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Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

  • Look at The Tympanum Masterpiece

    Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Things to Do

    This is the third tympanum created. It seems that the sculptural lines are carried across the apposed blocks of stone rather than as individual elements. Christ is seen in Majesty, greeting us at the center, with arms extended. He is surrounded by 2 Angels with trumpets and 4 with instruments of the Passion. At the sides are Apostles. The lintels...

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  • Les Flots Bleus

    Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Hotels

    Place Du Monturu, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, 19120, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Look at The Tympanum Masterpiece

    Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Things to Do

    This is the third tympanum created. It seems that the sculptural lines are carried across the apposed blocks of stone rather than as individual elements. Christ is seen in Majesty, greeting us at the center, with arms extended. He is surrounded by 2 Angels with trumpets and 4 with instruments of the Passion. At the sides are Apostles. The lintels...

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Aixe-sur-Vienne

  • Have a walk on the river banks.

    Aixe-sur-Vienne Things to Do

    Have a walk on the river banks. With the two rivers coming together here: the Vienne and the Aixette, Aixe offers many opportunities to stroll or hike on foot, by bike or even kayak. ---oooOOOooo--- Avec les deux rivières se rejoignant ici: la Vienne et l'Aixette, Aixe offre de nombreuses possibilités de flâner ou de randonner à pieds, à vélo ou...

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  • Malassert bridge

    Aixe-sur-Vienne Things to Do

    Malassert bridge Along the Aixette river, you will see a bridge and next to an arch of the thirteenth century: the Pont Malassert called sometimes, but wrongly "Roman Bridge". It is a work dating back to medieval times, which bore at the time was a fairly intense traffic, crossing the Aixette river towards Beynac.Restored, near the mill now used...

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  • Visit the chapel Arliquet

    Aixe-sur-Vienne Things to Do

    Visit the chapel Arliquet A quiet place, located a few (2) kilometers from the center. It is a place of worship ancient: the first writings about the chapel indicating the date back to 1544. The river from here called AURENCE.Although the current building has nothing to do with the original chapel, the whole really does not lack charm. Built in...

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Sarlat

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  • chateau de Puymartin

    Sarlat Things to Do

    we visited this castle. You had to go with a guided group (of course only in France) We could read the information in Englisch. This castle has a legend of the "Dame Blanche"A brief history of Chateau de PuymartinThe castle at Puymartin was originally built in the late 13th century, although significant reconstruction work took place in the 15th...

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  • Hotel de Selves Sarlat

    Sarlat Hotels

    93, avenue de Selves, Sarlat-la-Canada, Dordogne Valley, 24200, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • don't miss the new gastronomic food

    Sarlat Restaurants

    known as a great chief in sarlat, the owner opened le bistro de l'octroi specially for tourists from britain or USA: It's a gastronomic and local restaurant. Excellent food, great quality !All products are delicious in a typical house from dordogne. the service is good, add this a red wine of Bordeaux.... my favorite dish is '' boudin noir...

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Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat

  • A walk round the town

    Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat Things to Do

    The office de tourisme in the town's main car park has leaflets available in various languages detailing the route to follow, and the features to be looked at. Principal amongst them is the "Collegiale" church with the relics of St Leonard (Patron Saint of prisoners, and also said to "cure" barren women!). Also the former house (now a museum) of...

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  • A wonderful place in Limosin

    Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat Favorites

    If you are touring from Limoges to Clermont-Ferrand by car, you will pass this wonderful area. Take some time and stop here .......... and take some more time than we took. I wanted to stay a little bit longer, but I had some very unpleasent "co-drivers" on board ...

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  • Bring some time and a camera ....

    Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat What to Pack

    A camera loaded with film or digital one is very recommendable! "Pack" some more time when going through this area! It is just wonderful and there are so many interesting villages and towns on the route from Limoges to Clermont-Ferrand .... and at least these two cities are also worth to see!

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La Souterraine

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  • Saint-Agnant-de-Versillat

    La Souterraine Off The Beaten Path

    Saint-Agnant-de-Versillat It was in fact the place of real departure of our walking way anno 2008. On the small place one will notice a big rock of granite. She symbolizes the point of encounter of 3 (under) regions: the Market, the Limousin and the Poitou. The other characteristic is the death lantern (to see also "things à do"). Small very...

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  • The cheat facade

    La Souterraine Things to Do

    The cheat façade As us visible again during the week (April 2008) to Limoges, here equally the persons in charge had the good idea to paint a blind wall not very appealing, decorate him, bringing some colour on it for the most successful one. ---oooOOOooo--- Comme nous en verrons encore durant la semaine (avril 2008) à Limoges, ici également les...

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  • La lanterne des morts.

    La Souterraine Things to Do

    La lanterne des morts. A tradition in the region, dating back to the XIII th century, is the presence of "death Lanterns" in the cemetery. Of hexagonal form, she have not really a known function . Did she serve to guide the deaths in their travel towards the beyond? It in remains 4 in the whole department of the Creuse and we had the luck of see...

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Ségur-le-Château

  • More information

    Ségur-le-Château Things to Do

    Nestling in a valley within loops of the Auvezere river it is dominated by the ruins of the 12th century chateau that gives the village its name.Some 50 kilometres south of Limoges and about 700 kilometres from the port of Calais it has little changed in decades. Unfortunately the chateau is privately owned and not open to the public. However, the...

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  • The wrap

    Ségur-le-Château Things to Do

    For more than two hours after we wandered the few streets of Segur, stopping every five metres to take yet more photographs. Half timbered houses, waterfalls, mediaeval architecture, this place had it all. At day’s end we rejoiced that we’d each done something we wanted and had also enjoyed the other’s choice.

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  • Segur le Chateau again

    Ségur-le-Château Things to Do

    "It hardly seemed like we’d found the right place, arriving from a different direction as we were, but soon the charms of Segur-le-Chateau overwhelmed us yet again. A partially ruined chateau set atop the highest point of a bend in the river surrounded by all manner of architecture astride narrow twisting rues left you with a feeling of...

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Cussac

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  • Looking for the " Clediers"

    Cussac Things to Do

    Looking for the " Clediers" I suppose that, like me before my visit here, you've never heard this word.In fact, the predominance of the chestnut and its use: wood but also fruit stimulate the man to "make" specific tools.The Clédier construction is to dried chestnuts for preservation. We must not forget that at one time the chestnut was the main...

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  • Les Bonnes Fontaines

    Cussac Things to Do

    Les Bonnes Fontaines Situated a few kilometres from Cussac, Good Fountains or Bonnes Fontainesare a popular place of worship. A small chapel on the roadside indicate the site.Three "sources" are venerated for different purposes. You will see a tree covered with votive piece of clothing giving the whole a rather picturesque but dirty.Informative...

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  • Montbrun Castle

    Cussac Off The Beaten Path

    Montbrun Castle It is an authentic castle that more than one would dream of. It is located in the valley of the Little Dronne river that feeds its moat.The origin goes back to the 12th century. Richard the Lion Heart became the seat in 1199, without success.The main tower of 36m in height and 6m east side of the 12th century and the remains of...

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Curemonte

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    by royalempress Updated Aug 20, 2006

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    There are 3 castles clustered together in the city. They surround a church. The hall square towers were built at the end of the 100 year war.

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