We are thinking of visiting Limoges but is there much to see and do in the region? We like the Dordogne, is Limousin similar?
Plenty to see in the are. Call into your local Library (assuming it hasn't been shut down) and get a guide book. It's difficult to know what you are interested in, but Limoges has all kinds of stuff. It's gentler than the Dordogne though.
Oradour sur Glane is a site in the Limousin that deserves a visit. It is about 20km to the North West of Limoges.
There has been quite a lot written about this village on TA but if you google the name, you will find the history fascinating (if rather emotional).
Thank you all for your responses - might split the break between Limousin and Dordogne.
I live in the Haute Vienne, Limousin, its real France, 50 years behind England, founded by the Romans, there is still plenty of architecture to be seen in and around Limoges. The area is called the lake district of France, hundreds of them, some with beeches, cafe's and restaurants, good for swimming. We have the Blond mountains with great views and rivers to see, its good for walking or cycling, and yes there is Oradour, a must place to visit. But do not stay in Limoges, it is after all a city, look up Nouic on TA and read the comments, you have a choice of three and its only 15 minutes from Oradour.
Have a great time.
We're totally with JohnFR87 - we live in Haute Vienne and consider it very authentic, rural France. As already noted, the landscapes lend themselves to cycling and walking, as if you're sharing the wide empty roads with 3 cows and a tractor, it's rush hour!
If the myriad of outdoor activities here aren't to your taste, the region was a hotbed of Resistance activity during the Second World War, and the history is absolutely fascinating. We live in Bussiere-Poitevine, a village that was on the same tram route as Oradour-sur-Glane at the time of the massacre, and the history is still very real here, and of course deserves the utmost respect.
Happy to share more or answer any specific questions - we love it here, and it's easy to be enthusiastic about something you love! Bonne voyage!
Tjank you all for your responses - only having a short break this time but we have found so many places we would like to visit, we will have to arrange another trip!
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