Monuments, churches, towns and villages

Welcome to Limousin : visit our prettiest villages, stopover towns, monuments and castles. 

Saint-Etienne Cathedral

Religious buildings | LIMOGES | 05 55 34 46 87

The construction of this Gothic edifice lasted 6 centuries, beginning in 1273 and ending in the late 19th century. The beauty of the Gothic flamboyant Saint John portal is magnified by the cat…

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Eglise Notre-Dame

Religious buildings | BELLAC | 05 55 68 12 79

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The Pioche inn

Monuments | BESSINES SUR GARTEMPE | 05 55 76 09 28

In 1814, Pope Pius VII spent the night at the Pioche inn. He promised to provide a relic of the cross for the church to replace the one which had been lost at the time of the Revolution. He ho…

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Château de Val

Castles | BORT-LES-ORGUES/LANOBRE | 05 55 46 17 60

Feudal fortress started in 1440 by the d’Estaing family. Art exhibitions are held in the castle from mid-March to mid-October. A 15C Gothic chapel in the main courtyard is dedicated to St Blai…

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Château de Turenne

Castles | TURENNE | 05 55 85 90 66

Castle ruins: Tour du Trésor or Tour de l’Horloge, 11C rectangular keep with guardroom, and 12-13C Tour César (watch-tower with exceptional views of the Dordogne Valley and Monts du Cantal). T…

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Tintignac-Naves archeological site

Archeological vestiges | NAVES

Tintignac-Naves archeological site is located next to Tulle, in Corrèze department. It is a major site for understanding the Gauls and Celts' way of living and their religion. Thanks to the ob…

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La tour des échevins

Urban architecture | BRIVE LA GAILLARDE | 05 55 24 08 80

This jewel of Renaissance art is full of fine sculptures and enhanced with arcatures, foliage scrolls and finials. The cast iron door knocker is topped off with a salamander, the symbol of Fra…

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Eglise de La Saunière

Religious buildings | LA SAUNIERE

XII century church dedicated to the Virgin of Pity (XV century stone sculpted figures).

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Viaduct of Rocherolles

Bridges and civil engineering structures | FOLLES | 05 55 76 09 28

Built by the group of Paris-Orléans, from 1852 to 1854 by well built, trimmed blue granite bricks to border the valley of the Gartempe. 5,40 metres high, 187 metres long, 12 arches on two leve…

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Townhall

Monuments | BESSINES SUR GARTEMPE | 05 55 76 05 09

Built in 1825, it also served as a prison (on the ground floor) and as a court, with the guardroom on the left and on the right, the women's dungeon, with the men's dungeon a little further ba…

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