Monuments, churches, towns and villages

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

Ségur le Château

The most beautiful villages of France | SEGUR LE CHATEAU | 05 55 08 20 72

Built on a meander of the Auvézère river, this small town was a major centre in the Middle Ages, when it was controlled by the first Viscounts of Limoges. Ruins of the 12C castle can still be…

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La fontaine et le lavoir de Larpent

Bridges and civil engineering structures | LA BRIONNE

The group of buildings is at the centre of an orchard. The fountain, built behind a supporting wall, feeds a circular washhouse.

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The old medieval fortress of Crozant

Castles | CROZANT | 05 55 89 09 05

On a granite outcrop, the ruins of the fortress overlook the confluence of two rivers. Centre of the struggles between Lusignan, Capétien and Plantagenêt, idealised by George Sand, immortalise…


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Eglise du Moutier-d'Ahun

Religious buildings | MOUTIER D'AHUN | 05 55 62 55 93

Famous for its 17th-century woodwork... Moutier d'Ahun, the village with a Baroque emphasis : this pretty village is situated on the banks of the Creuse. It remains very authentic with low hou…


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Monastery 'Les Bronzeaux'

Religious buildings | SAINT LEGER MAGNAZEIX | 05 55 76 56 68

Le bâtiment a gardé de nombreux éléments architecturaux anciens, en particulier la salle capitulaire, le cellier, le réfectoire et le dortoir. Le site a été classé monument historique en 1999.

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Château des Ormes

Castles | LES ORMES | 06 80 95 61 93

The Château des Ormes dominates the Vienne Valley, was constructed by Colbert's uncles, the Pussorts brothers, in 1642. It was expanded in 1729 by Marc-Pierre Voyer d'Argenson, the friend of e…

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Chapel Saint-Léonard

Religious buildings | PEROLS SUR VEZERE | 05 55 95 18 68

It is situated in the village of Barsanges. Portal sober 12th century, bell tower with two bays. Look inside a remarkable vessel from the Gallo-Roman site of Cars and reused in baptismal font.…

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Chapel of the Capucins

Religious buildings | TURENNE | 05 55 85 91 15

Former chapel of a convent builds in 1643 by 'Rebellious' Frédéric-Maurice de Turenne.

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'Rocks of Puychaud'

Archeological vestiges | BLOND | 05 55 86 12 79

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The church of Laurière

Religious buildings | LAURIERE | 05 55 71 40 44

This 13th century church was out of the town. It was rebuilt in the town in 1833 and in the outbuildings of the castle : it is shaped like a cross with equal arms and a Roman dome.

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