Our region enjoys all modern facilities, but it has learned how to avoid urban inconveniences and how to preserve its time-honoured charm.

“This old land so often lets people see itself as a skeleton fully clad with woods and moors. It uses to listen to winds dashing on barren moorlands and rivers running into low valleys, and it is the Limousin.” These words are from G. Cerbelaud Salagnac, who wrote as well: “The Limousin learned how to preserve fine arts of tradition  —tapestry, enamel, and porcelain making— but has discovered its place in developing new technologies, high-tech research centres and industrial laboratories”.

The river Vienne is 372 km long and flows down into the river Loire. Anglers know this river well, for in it they may fish “blancs” (roach, bleak, chub) and “carnassiers” (pike, eel, perch, pikeperch). By the river, fishers live in good harmony with kayakers. Its charming banks are favouring many romantic walks, too.



L’Eglise de St-Yrieix est un véritable joyau de l’art roman. Elle fut remaniée au XVe siècle, puis restaurée au XXe. Elle figure en bonne place dans le tour, presque obligé:-), des édifices romans du Massif central. 

Les villages du Limousin se fondent harmonieusement dans la nature et contribuent par cet équilibre à l’apaisement de l’esprit, à l’oubli des grandes villes mortifères.


Horse riding centres are not missing around theGué de la Roche. Some of them are suitable for disabled. You can learn to ride or you may explore the countryside on horseback in the tracks of Richard the Lion Heart. You may also follow “theme roads”, as the “Power Trails” (hydropower reservoirs of Lavaud-Gelade, Faux-la-Montagne, and many others).


To know more about the famous Golf de la Porcelaine and about many other fine golf courses awaiting you in Limousin, click on one of these pictures.



The town hall and fountain in Limoges , less than 20 km away.

®Gué de la Roche 2015