Stroll down our picturesque lanes, relax in the shade of one of our region's centennial trees, sit on the terrace of one of our cafés, take time to visit a few of Limousin's many villages and discover the gentle pleasures of life here.
Bourganeuf was founded in the Middle Ages by the St John of Jerusalem Hospitallers, a religious and military order. From the 12th century until the 1799 Revolution, knights lived in Bourganeuf, which became a prosperous town with a rich historical heritage. The Zizim Tower was built between 1484 and 1486 to imprison the Turkish prince Zizim. It is a round tower with seven vaulted levels and its walls are 2.80 metres (9'-2) thick.
Visit the Electricity museum : Bourganeuf was France's 3rd village to have electricity (1886) and the first town in France where electricity was transported over a long distance (14 km / 8.7 miles).
Web : www.tourisme-creuse.com
Uzerche, "Limousin's pearl"
This picturesque town has many architectural treasures which it protects and enhances thanks to the "architectural heritage protection zone" created recently. Uzerche is known as "the unbesiegeable" and you will understand why as you walk to the top of this fortified town with its many vaulted pathways, small castles, and other Romanesque masterpieces overlooking the Vézère river.
Web : www.tourismecorreze.com
At the foot of the Monédières, Treignac is a town where history prevails : its 12th and 16th century church, 12th century bridge, 17th century chapel, and its Museum of traditional and popular Arts...
Sports lovers will be pleased to know that Treignac is one of Europe's loveliest sites for canoeing, kayaking, and whitewater swimming. And visitors with a sweet tooth will enjoy touring Treignac's chocolate factory!
Saint-Léonard de Noblat is a medieval town on the Santiago de Compostela trail. Its imposing Romanesque church is a labelled Historic Monument and is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Visit the town's railway museum and its restored paper mill.
St Léonard is also the hometown of famous physicist Gay-Lussac as well as the renowned cyclist, Raymond Poulidor.
Web : www.otsi-noblat.fr