Limousin

The Limousin is located in the south western corner of France. This is where you can expect to find the real France with its small traditional villages which have almost always kept, despite their small size, their bakery, post office and restaurant. Locals are usually very friendly and helpful.

There is plenty of space in the Limousin, it is very peaceful and sometimes you can even enjoy complete silence. At night you can experience deep darkness with brilliant starry skies. You can walk on old cart trails or cycle along winding country lanes. Wherever you go, you can enjoy rolling green pastures where the well-known reddish brown Limousin cattle graze. Aside good quality beef meat, the Limousin is also known for being a porcelain manufacturing area. There are several factories where you can learn all about the baking process and receive information about manufacturing. It is often possible to buy very nice pieces direct from the factory shop.

Walking and cycling
Because of its hilly nature and its pleasant climate the area lends itself perfectly to walking or cycling tour. The small winding roads through small hamlets or the forests invite for a nice walk or bike ride. There are several well documented footpaths and trails, but you can also find you way with a good map. Experience the tranquillity, the scents and the colours this beautiful landscape has t…
 
Water
Many villages have a beautiful swimming lake with a beach, often even with a lifeguard during the summer months. In addition, there are a few larger lakes such as Lac de Vassivière or Lac de Saint Pardoux, where you can enjoy sailing, windsurfing and water-skiing. Some fast-flowing rivers such as the Vienne offer kayaking, canoeing or fishing possibilities.
 
History
It is as if time had stood still. That is the feeling you might get in the many small villages. The image that you know from romantic French films, with people carrying a stick of bread under their arm and a dreamy village square where local have a game of French bowls (locally known as Pétanque). The region bears its name from its 2,000 year-old capital Limoges. Limoges is known for its p…
 
Experience the Limousin
Experience Experience what the Limousin has on offer, its lifestyle and its inhabitants. Throughout the year there are many markets in the villages and towns, where you can find local products, such as honey or meats from sausages to chickens or ducks, and yes even tractors! Markets are an important part of the social calendar social. This is an opportunity for people to meet, chat and drink an a…
 
Climate
Weather in the heart of the Limousin is delicious. The boundary of the beautiful and bad weather is often just above Limoges. Our area is below this limit, which means often nice weather. Limousin has a continental climate with pronounced seasons. The differences in temperature between day and night are often substantial. In summer this is very pleasant to sleep. But also the temperature differen…
 
Golf
Experience the peace and quiet on the golf courses in the Limousin. Playing in your own pace, fast or slow, in beautiful natural rolling green jobs where mostly from the exit is not visible! And after 9 holes or at the end a delicious dinner in the restaurant.
 
Acces
The Limousin is located approximately 700 kilometers from Calais. The region is easily accessible by car in about 8 hours from Calais. Limoges is directly accessible by plane. For more information, please visit www.aeroportlimoges.com.