Welcome to beautiful, unspoilt Limousin, in the middle west of France, one of the country’s least populated regions. With its magnificently lush green countryside, vast network of rivers, rolling hills and forests, and many ancient chateaux and churches, the region holds appeal for visitors of all ages and diverse interests. Limousin might be the most overlooked area of southwestern France. The unspoiled charm and tranquility make this ‘off the beaten track’ region well worth exploring.

Limousin boasts 6,000 km of footpaths, many around lakes. There are numerous, themed walking circuits in addition to the more challenging national network of hiking routes which crisscross the Limousin.

With 1,000 km of bridleway, Limousin offers plenty of opportunities for scenic riding. Those with an interest in equestrian pursuits will derive enormous pleasure from the National Stud at Pompadour. This is the venue for many equestrian events including racing on the elegant racetrack in front of Pompadour Castle.

The Limousin region has been described as a gigantic nature park. A haven for country lovers, its large areas of woodland, non intensive use of agricultural land and unpolluted air provide a thriving habitat for a diverse and fascinating array of birds and other wildlife.

With its 11,000 km of Class 1 rivers, 700 km of Class 2 rivers, 39 dammed reservoirs and an abundance of lakes of all sizes, the Limousin is a paradise for anglers at all levels. Enjoy some of the finest fishing in Europe, with species including trout, carp, pike, salmon, bream, dace, chub, gudgeon, barbel, perch and black bass. A special holiday permit allows fishing in all categories of lake and river for a 15 day period.

Discover the friendliness and unspoilt countryside of one of the last remaining part of the “Real France”

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