Brive is often referred to as "the laughing gateway to southern France". There is a joy about Brive which can particularly be found in its cuisine. Brive's colourful market place is named after famous French singer Georges Brassens. Brive's old quarters are lined with shops, restaurants and pedestrian streets. The jewel in Brive's crown is The Labenche Museum with several17th century Mortlake tapestries, Debussy's piano, regular exhibitions and seventeen galleries devoted to arts, crafts, natural history and archaeology.

Marché de Brive la Gaillarde

Do not miss : Georges Brassens markets (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings), Saint Martin church, Colette's labyrinth and gardens, Labenche museum...

Major events : Music festivals such as Festival de la Vézère, Les Orchestrades and Brive festival...

Nearby : Pans de Travassac slate quarry, Planchetorte golf course, Brive's famous rugby games, Nature Evasion tree fun park, Neanderthal Man Museum, Gouffre de la Fage cavern (one of Europe's largest bat colonies!)...

Brive Tourist Office for further information.