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Occupying the northwestern part of Massif Central, Limousin is one of the smallest regions in France. It also has the smallest population, as of the time of writing. Those going here will find a particular brand of cattle, a major meat export from this part of la belle France. It is made up of three departments, namely the Haute Vienne, Creuse, and Correze. It lies between an altitude of 200 metres and 1000 metres. Limousin is mostly composed of hills, valleys, and low mountains, making it beautiful hiking territory.

Those venturing to Limousin will find restful rural communities with deciduous woods and fields in the west and northwest of the region. Sheep grazing land lies to the north, with an upland area of spruce forests and grazing land on the Plateau de Millevaches. The river Dordogne also cuts through the southwest of the region before it crosses a steep wooded valley several kilometres away and forms the border with neighbouring Auvergne.

What to see & do

Limoges, the capital of Haute Vienne, is well known for its excellent hard-paste porcelain. Various factories still operate here and continue to make limoges for display in city museums, galleries, and shops. Established on the site of the 10 BCE Roman city Augustoritum, various historic buildings can be found in Limoges. One of the places to visit here is Rue de la Boucherie, which was named for the butchers' shops that lined the street in the Middle Ages. Now, it features attractive medieval half-timbered houses, a small history museum, and the Chapelle St-Aurelien, which is dedicated to the patron saint of butchers. The Musee des Beaux Arts is also a sight to see inside a beautifully restored 18th-century bishops'palace. It has a breathtaking collection of Limoges porcelain and enamel, as well as fine paintings from masters such as Renoir. The Cathedrale St-Tienne is also a place to visit here. It was built between 1273 and 1888 using a flamboyant style with a splendid rose window, a Renaissance choir screen, and ornate tombs in the chancel.

The quaint riverside town of Aubusson, widely known for its fine tapestries, is also a must-add to the itinerary. The Musee de la Tapisserie can be found here, which houses intricate examples of both antique and modern tapestries. Those enamoured with the intricate detail of their fine works can check out the workshops, where one can find various spectacular designs. If lucky, some of the establishments will let visitors look around at the production process. From here, tourists can check out the Chemin Touristique Limousin-Perigord. One can ride aboard carriages pulled by a 1932 steam engine to see the fields and forests of Limousin roll by.

As the main commercial and administrative centre for the Correze departement, Brive-la Gaillarde makes a fine destination with its golden sandstone village, walking streets, and relaxed cafe life. Those going here can venture to Maison Denoix, a traditional distillery which produced the l'eau de noix (walnut liqueur), chocolate concoctions, and quince liqueurs. The Musee Labenche is also something to look forward to, with its exhibits featuring the local history and archaelogy with a collection of accordions and 17th¬-century English tapestries. There is also the Collegiale St-Martin, a Romanesque building dating back to the 11th century. Its original parts include the transept and few decorated columns with fabulous beasts and biblical scenes.

How to get around within Limousin

The transport system in France is one of the most comprehensive in the world. Limousin is well connected with its network of roads, trains, and airports. Regional buses ply the routes going around various destinations, with taxis filling the gap in some of the cities. Those going by train will also find an option, as a station can be found southwest of Brive centre. It connects between Limoges, Paris, south of Toulouse, west to Perigueux, east to Clermont-Ferrand, and southeast to Figeac.

How to get there

Tourists who want to visit the region of Limousin can look for connecting flights to Limogrs-Bellegarde Airport. Airlines serving here include Chalair, Flybe, Ryanair, and Twin Jet. They transport passengers through regular and seasonal flights between Ajaccio, Avignon, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Lyon, Nice, Paris-Orly, and Southampton.

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