Hidden in the west of the Auvergne Mountain is the ever stunning Limousin region nested between forested mountains and rolling valleys. Located on the western Massif Centrala the province follows the old French style of living. The rich landscape, authentic local cuisine and amazing climate, makes the place a perfect holiday package. The place is rich in French cultural and till date is untouched by the urban culture. You can find culturally rich gites and cottages to make your holiday relaxing and memorable. If you want to experience real French style of living, then Limousin is the place to visit.
Must visit places in Limousin
The place is a combination of bustling towns and sleepy villages. The capital is Limoges. The province has some awe-inspiring cathedrals, scintillating gardens to keep the tourist busy.
National Museum of Porcelain: Musee National de la Porcelaine Adrien Dubouche in Limoges can make your day worth it with some mind boggling collection of ceramics from royal tableware, scriptures, Picasso plates and more from different periods of history.
The Old town: A visit to Oradour-sur-Glane can leave an impeccable mark in your memory. The village is a memorial where 642 people were killed by Waffen SS division on June 10 1942. The ruins include burnt cars and items used by the dead in the past. The place is of h historic importance. The place is still preserved in retaliation of the brutal Nazi activity.
Perigord-Limousin National Park: Amidst the quiet town of Aixe-sur-Vienne is located the national park for wildlife lovers.
Aubusson: The location is ideal to shop for tapestries and rugs.
Balloon Fight: Have some fun with hot air balloons. Take a view from the top to experience the rich diversity of Limousin landscape. View the villages, forests, hills and other landscapes from a different perspective, a few meters above ground level. The gentle flight can become an experience to cherish for life.
Places of historic importance: Limousin is shrouded by its rich history. There is so much to experience be it the towering cathedral, Templa Knights or the remains at La Southerraine to Chalus.
Food at Limousin: Self catering holiday cottage are highly popular in Limousin. Some of the specialities of the region mountain stream fishes, sheep, mushrooms, cheese, gateaux and fruit are delicacies to experiment.
Activities at Limousin: The tracks are suitable for horse riding, cycling and walking. The mountain rivers offer an amazing kayak experience. Fish along the banks of the streams or take a white water raft. With so much of natural landscape spread, the place is an ideal destination for golf course. There are nine golf turfs in Limousin open to visitors round the year. Another amazing entertainment is the maze of Le Labyrinthe, where you find multiple paths and interesting games to keep you occupied while trapped in the maze.
Booking a holiday home at Limousin
Life stands still at Limousin with the timeless beauty of early France captured and kept intact to be cherished by tourists across the globe. If you are in Limousin, make sure you stay at Gites. These are owned by locals who are open to visitors. Blessed by mother nature, you will realize why the place was an inspiration to famous painters like Monet.
Give a unique twist to your family holiday by staying at holiday home at Limousin. A country-lover’s paradise the place has cultural and historic importance. The place has become part of Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou Charentes since January 2016. The province is made of three departments Haute Vienne, Creuse anad Correze. You can find aromatic cafes, magnificent galleries, gardens and musee in Correze. The old part of the town has pedestrian streets meandering throughout. Tiny villages are a symbol of tranquility and hold historic prominence. The simplicity of the place is its charm and is a major attraction to tourists from all over the globe.
The three departments cover more than 5000 square kilometers and has thick cover of greenery. The Creuse with its busy medieval town called La Souterraine is well connected by rail to Paris and other parts of the province. If you are looking for village homes or townhouses, Bourganeuf is the right destination. Limoges is the largest city with River Vienne running right through the city, making it a bustling town. You can choose a holiday home at any of these departments and cherish a relaxing stay.