By • Sep 25th, 2008 • Category: Featured French Regions, Limousin Guide, Region Guides

The Limousin region is situated in central France. It is a mainly rural area and outside the major cities it is like turning back time to a quieter and sedate way of life, and a tranquil French holiday location.

In the north of the region – there are two departments Creuse and Haute-Vienne. The “wetlands” to the north of Limoges is defined by the many lakes – perhaps as many as 1000 – some with artificial beaches and plenty of activities for residents and tourists. Rivers wind their way through gently undulating countryside and into sleepy market towns. An area full of traditions; if you love the outdoors you are going to like the Limousin: fishing, rambling, sailing or just enjoying a quiet coffee in one of the market town cafes. You will return home after your holiday relaxed and wanting to return again!

To the south the Correze is more rugged as it climbs up onto the Massif Central. The south-west borders Dordogne and is popular.

In the Summer, there are many sunny days and warm temperatures. The region is green so expect some rain – winters can be cold, wet and sharp but the long summers are a delight.

Access is good. There are flights to Limoges airport and the A20 motorway runs north-south across the region – linking the channel ports in the North and the Med coast to the south. From Calais, you can drive to the region in about 6 hours.

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