A stay in Limousin, at the heart of tradition
Medieval villages, churches built of granite, wood-covered, hilly countryside... a stay in Limousin will charm anyone with a taste for nature and for discovery.
Limousin is all earth and water
It isn’t easy for hikers and trekkers to choose among so many remarkable landscapes: the Millevaches plateau, the gentle slopes of Monédières Mountain, the gorges dug by the demented waters of the Correze, the Vézère and the Dordogne rivers...
Not to mention thousands of kilometres of rivers, lakes and numerous water surfaces laid out as leisure resorts. The lakes of Bort-les-Orgues, Neuvic and Saint-Pardoux will delight anglers and windsurfers...
Limousin, branded by history
Up on the heights of Limousin, there are many forts recalling the rivalry opposing the Kings of France to the Kings of England and the Dukes of Burgundy. From the ruins of Châlus Castle, where Richard Lionheart met his death, to those of Oradour-sur-Glane, a WWII martyr village, history has left its mark.
The Richard Lionheart trail and the Ventadour route are lined with castles evoking the past. Just like the Medieval villages that are sure to appeal to you: Collonges-la-Rouge, Turenne and Curemonte in the Corrèze, Mortemart in the Haute-Vienne.
Artistic tradition in Limousin
Enamel, porcelain and tapestry from Limousin are world-renowned. In Limoges, the Musée de l'Evêché shows the precious tints used on enamel, while the Adrien Dubouché Museum exhibits fine porcelain decorated by the likes of Cocteau, Renoir and Dufy.
To learn about the art of tapestry, imported from Flanders in the 14th century and revived in the 30s by Lurçat, visit the Aubusson Tapestry Museum. In Eymoutiers, Haute-Vienne, the Paul Rebeyrolle Hall, named after the famous painter, native of the area, demonstrates that contemporary art too is significant to the region.
Limousin offers you cuisine “like grandma used to make”
You’ll love the traditional cuisine which knows how to best bring out the flavours of products from the terroir: high-quality meat, trout, pike, crayfish, truffle and cep mushrooms. A stay in Limousin is a godsend for all fine gourmets wanting to sample all of the abundant specialties of the region: Bréjaude, a bacon and cabbage soup, Menassous, a pâté made with grated potatoes, crayfish tails prepared with cream and chanterelle mushrooms, confits, foie gras... and the renowned Clafoutis black cherry cake.
Every third Friday in October, Limoges holds its “Frairie des "Petits Ventres" where you can enjoy a binge on Rue de la Boucherie. The markets at Brive and Saint-Yrieix are an invitation to admire the stalls overflowing with truffles and duck or goose foies gras. Could you still be worried that you might starve in Limousin?
Feeling like a stay in Limousin? Book a Logis hotel restaurant in the region and set out to discover the countless riches of this unique terroir.
- Logis Hôtels de la Corrèze,
- Logis Hôtels Creuse,