10 June 1944, an SS company massacred the Oradour inhabitants and burnt the village
The Haute-Vienne possesses an extremely rich architectural heritage. Roman art left us the collegial churches of Dorat and Eymoutiers, the Solignac Monastry Abbey and numerous village churches. Thanks to military art we have the ruins of Chalucet, Châlus or Lastours châteaux… The art of porcelain (...)
The Haute-Vienne benefits from an environment of exceptional quality. Its landscapes are characterised by open spaces and farmland crossed by a large river network dotted with numerous lakes. Its remarkable variety of milieus shelters a wide selection of flora and fauna: gorges and valleys, dry (...)
This territory presents a geographic, economic, social and cultural coherence. It expresses the economic and social interests between the urban and rural spaces. There are 4 such communities and one agglomeration community in the (...)
Issue d’une nature préservée, la Haute-Vienne vous offre une cuisine de terroir généreuse et variée. La gastronomie plonge ses racines au coeur d’une cuisine paysanne, simple et authentique. Affûtez vos papilles et bon appétit ; au menu : la vache bovine limousine, l’agneau baronet, la viande porcine, (...)
In the Haute-Vienne, everything is possible! Climbing up trees for an eventful session of treetop games, treating yourself to a sailing course on the lakes of Saint-Pardoux and Vassivière, water-skiing on Meuzac Lake. You can also walk across the flower-covered moors, cycle in the steps of (...)
The Haute-Vienne and the family; a good idea for a holiday that works! The diversity of its sites and countryside makes the département a fulfilling and stimulating playground for the whole family.
Some ideas amongst others: mini-train, path in the trees, cycle-rail, aquarium, leisure park, (...)
The International Francophonies Festival, the Saint-Junien Press Cartoons and Humour Festival, the Nexon International Circus Festival… these and more more that prove that culture is alive and kicking in the Haute-Vienne. With an abundance of theatre troupes including the Limoges (...)
Capital of the fire arts (porcelain, enamel, stained glass), Limoges has a collection unique in the world: the 12 000 pieces of porcelain exhibited in the Adrien Dubouché National Museum. After you’ll visit the Casseaux kiln, a listed building, then the Evêché Municipal Museum so that you don’t (...)
Everything you’ve always wanted to bring home from your stay without daring to ask. Here are a few of our ideas for your Haute-Vienne souvenirs.