Limousin belongs to the Novelle-Aquitaine region of France. It is composed of three departments: Corrèze, Creuse and Haute-Vienne, The regional capital is Limoges, Limousin occupies the north western part of the Massif Central and is one of the smallest regions in France, and the one with the smallest population.. Limousin is an essentially rural region and is famed for some of the best beef farming in the world, herds of Limousin cattle—a distinctive chestnut red—are a common sight in the region. The region is also a major timber producing area. The rural area of Limousin is a land of deciduous woods and fields in the west and northwest, of sheep grazing land in the north, and an upland area of spruce forests and grazing land on the Plateau de Millevaches in the east. In the south west, the region borders the Dordogne; the river Dordogne itself cuts through the south west of the region.
See also: Cities in Limousin
Limoges Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Limoges) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, situated in Limoges. It is the seat of the Bishop of Limoges. The construction of the Gothic cathedral began in 1273 and finished only in 1888 when the nave was connected to the belltower.
Collonges la Rouge is entirely built with red sandstone from the local quarry and has been in existence since the 8th century when the monks of Charroux Abbey founded a priory. Peasants, craftsmen and tradesmen all move to the area and prospered around the abbey walls on the trade of Pilgrims who were travelling to Compestelle in Spain from Rocamadour.
Member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France
The Château de Chalus-Chabrol is a castle in the commune of Châlus in the département of Haute-Vienne, France. The castle dominates the town of Châlus. It consists today of an isolated circular keep (12th century) and a residential building constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries, enlarged in the 17th century.
Discover Limousin away from the crowds, cycle along an old disused railway line on the velorail. There is no need to be a professional cyclist here, the velorail allows two people to pedal and two or three passengers to come along for the ride. Travel through unspoilt countryside and woodlands in this unique mode of travel.
The courtyard of the Temple is a public courtyard of xvii th century , located in the center of Limoges , between the rue du Temple and rue the Consulate.It is bordered by a colonnade mansion and half-timbered, and is often characterized as one of the most enchanting Limoges
The association Espace Porcelain Act of 1901, holds a long lease of 50 years. It maintains and manages all the buildings and the furnace since 1986. This round oven, built in the early twentieth century is the latest model of a huge series that began in 1769 and in Sèvres in 1771 in Limoges.
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