This historic region was part of English-ruled Aquitaine in the 12th century. Bordering the beautiful Dordogne, Perigueux, Auvergne and the lush Loire valley, the Limousin's rolling countryside dotted with medieval villages offers endless possibilities for fun-filled driving holidays.
From classical concerts in soaring Romanesque cathedrals (Aubazine, Beaulieu) to gourmet food markets (Brive la Gaillarde), fine porcelain (Limoges) to peerless tapestries (Aubusson), taking in folk dance festivals, Anglo-Arab horse studs and antiques fairs along the way, a holiday in this varied and friendly region is sure to refresh, invigorate and renew.
The Limousin has something to offer all year round. Come in summer for delicious strawberries, autumn for mushrooms, winter for truffles and at any time for excellent foie gras (for which the region is renowned).
A personal selection of accommodation for a mountain holiday in France including the Pyrenees, Alps and the Vosges
A personal selection of stays on vineyard estates and in the wine-producing areas of France