There are numerous important rivers in the Limousin such as the
Dordogne, Vienne, Creuse and Cher and the region is well-known for the high-quality of its
water and for offering first class fishing.
The Limousin region has a damper and milder climate than its neighbours, although summer
temperatures often exceed 32 degrees Celsius but winters can often be long and cold,
especially in the higher areas where snow is not uncommon.
Yet perhaps due to its rural character, the Limousin region has maintained its traditional
music, with ancient instruments such as the bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy still remaining
Known affectionately as the land of a 1000 lakes and rivers, it actually has far more than
this within the Limousin region and has become a very popular place to do carp fishing, cat fishing, pike fishing and course
Limoges, the capital of Limousin and in the Haute-Vienne department is the birthplace of
Renoir and with its picture postcard scenery it is easy to see why the Haute-Vienne
continues to attract artists, sculptors and painters today.
Did you know that the limousine car is named after the region because the inhabitants wore
a hood with a profile perceived to be similar to that of the car!
There is so much to do in the Limousin region, from fishing to water sports, or for those
of you who enjoy history, the many museums, quaint villages and monuments will keep you
and your family occupied for the duration of your visit to France.