Rural France at its best, Limousin is a land of green hills and woodland with 25,000 acres of water in its lakes and rivers - making it the perfect area for those who love being out of doors hiking, cycling, windsurfing, angling and even hot air ballooning!

This is rural France at its best with an abundance of green hills, woodland, rivers and crystal clear lakes along with sleepy villages and towns.

This region tends to attract those who prefer to avoid the hustle and bustle of busy seaside resorts and want to enjoy a peaceful getaway with a wide range of outdoor activities. The 25,000 acres of water here offer everything from quiet angling to windsurfing and the many marked paths are perfect for keen cyclists and walkers. Or if you want a less energetic way to pass the time try a hot air balloon trip and discover the wonderful landscape from the sky.


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Limoges in Limousin is a pretty historical city known for its porcelain and enamels.

Aubusson in Limousin is famous worldwide for its tapestries that have been made here since the 14th century.

Guéret in Limousin is a large market town surrounded by the stunning hills of the Monts de Guéret and the Forest of Chambrières.

Top things to do

Walk into the kingdom of the wolves at Les Loups de Chabrières and observe these fascinating creatures in their natural forest environment.

Founded in 1845, the Musée National Adrien Dabouché is full of ceramics - pottery, earthenware, stoneware and, in particular, Limoges porcelain.

The 'green lungs' of Limoges, the Bois de la Bastide is a 78 hectare forest just north-east of the city. 

The Musée de la Sénatorerie is an interesting arts and archaeology museum in Guéret. Housed inside a former mansion, the museum has rooms dedicated to natural history with many examples of taxidermy, collections of paintings...