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: Attractions in Limousin
Oradour-sur-Glane is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Limousin region in west-central France. The original village was destroyed on 10 June 1944, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a German Waffen-SS company. A new village was built after the war on a nearby site but on the orders of the then French president, Charles de Gaulle, the original has been maintained as a permanent memorial and museum.
Turenne is a commune in the Corrèze department in the Limousin region in central France. It is characterised by its height and unique position on top of a cliff. It is one of the ‘most beautiful villages of France‘ (along with 148 others, including neighbouring Loubressac, Autoire, Curemonte and Carennac). It also has a well-known castle.
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