A discovery of Limousin

Ségur-le-Château was the birthplace of the Viscounts of Limoges from the 10th century|Aubusson is the world capital of tapestry|COLLONGES-la-Rouge, labeled «Plus Beaux Villages de France»|Limoges, the capital of porcelain|The inhabitants of Oradour-sur-Glane were massacred by the SS |The old city of Brive-la-Gaillarde has houses from the 15th and 16th century|

Description
Themes : heritage, nature, family,

The Limousin region is composed of the three departments of Corrèze, Creuse and Haute-Vienne, located in the Massif central. The Limousin is a region dotted with forests, rivers, lakes and ponds.

It is also a land of culture and history with the porcelain Limoge and Aubusson Tapestry and the martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane. The Limousin region includes six villages labeled "Most beautiful Village of France": Collonges-la-Rouge, Curemonte, Saint-Robert, Ségur-le-Château, Turenne and Mortemart.


Accomodation
Hotel La Beauze, Aubusson, France (en)
Hôtel
Built in 1890 and surrounded by a big park, this hotel features a bar and free Wi-Fi internet access....
Bed and Breakfast Le Miel des Muses, Brive-la-Gaillarde, France (en)
Hôtel
Le Miel des Muses is a B&B located in Brive-la-Gaillarde 500 metres from the city historic centre and just 300 metres from the Train Station....
Bed and Breakfast Americans in France, Limoges, France (en)
Hôtel
Americans in France is located at 10-minute walk from the heart of Limoges. Free Wi-Fi access is available, as well as a garden and a shared kitchen....
The stages
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Aubusson
Aubusson is the world capital of tapestry, whose expertise is on UNESCO's heritage. But it is also a city to discover through its history and its architectural heritage.
B
The Collegiate Church of Saint-Pierre, le Dorat
The Collegiate Church of Saint-Pierre du Dorat is one of the most important monuments of Romanesque art in the Limousin. Built to accommodate a college of canons, this local grey granite building of 77 meters long mixed Romanesque limousin and Mozarabic.
C
Mortemart
Labeled «Most beautiful Village of France» Mortemart is a charming village whose glorious past tells ten centuries of history. Featuring an architectural complex of a rare unity, the village developed around its castle of the 10th century. Mortemart was a prosperous shopping place.
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Castle of Villemonteix
The Château de Villemonteix is the archetype of the end of the middle ages with its central tower, its path and its towers by pots. It is both powerful and elegant thanks to outside facilities of the 18th century.
E
Oradour-sur-Glane
On June 10, 1944, four days after the announcement of the allied landings in Normandy, a whole village is destroyed by the elite Das Reich division. In a few minutes, the massacre made 642 innocent victims.
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Limoges
Limoges is labeled 'city of Art and history' for the quality of its heritage inherited more from 2000 years of history and for its arts of fire (porcelain, enamel and stained glass).
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Uzerche
The walled town of Uzerche is perched on a rocky spur overlooking the Vézère. Nicknamed "the Pearl of the Limousin" it has mansions dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries and a beautiful Romanesque church.
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Ségur-le-Château
Ségur-le-Château was the birthplace of the Viscounts of Limoges as early as the 10th century. Thanks to its exceptional heritage, it is labeled "Most beautiful Village of France" for its old houses and nestling noble mansions around the imposing ruins of the Castle which reflects in the bright waters of the Auvézère.
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Saint-Robert
Labeled «Most beautiful Village of France» Saint-Robert is a medieval village with its alleys, its shops, its magic fountain and its Romanesque church from the 12th century.
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Brive-la-Gaillarde
Brive-la-Gaillarde is a city that mixes historical monuments and the charm of small neighbourhoods. This lively city has many pedestrian streets that radiate around the heart of the city and the Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin.
K
Turenne
The medieval village of Turenne is labeled 'most beautiful villages of France ". Narrow streets and neat houses present a great architectural harmony. It is a city landscape, at the centre of lush greenery.
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COLLONGES-la-Rouge
It is in Collonges-la-Rouge that was born the "Most beautiful Villages of France" association. Its charm comes from uniformity in the use of the Red stone and the Grey Slate covering roofs.
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Curemonte
Witness to its prestigious past, Curemonte retains a heritage of great wealth. Labeled "Most beautiful Village of France" for its three castles, three churches and a set of high-quality rural houses that have preserved their authenticity.
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Beaulieu
Beaulieu is a small medieval town born of a fishing village in the year 855. Nicknamed the "Riviera limousine", the town combines the nature and the Romanesque Heritage along the banks of the Dordogne River.
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