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Cheap flights to Limousin

Situated largely in the Massif Central and forms part of southwest of France is the Limousin region, one of the 27 regions of the country. It comprises of three administrative areas, namely Corrèze, Creuse and Haute-Vienne. Its capital Limoges, which is hailed as the world's porcelain capital, is located in the latter department. The region is bordered to the north by the regions of Centre, to the west by Poitou-Charentes and Aquitaine, to the south by Midi-Pyrénées, and to the east by Auvergne. Additionally, Limousin is also part of historical southern Europe region Occitania.

Limousin is popular with the English, Belgian, and Dutch as their second home. However, outside of the expat circles, French is the official language spoken.

Lac de Vassivière - Vassivière Lake is a man-made reservoir that is one of the largest lakes in France. On the banks of the lake is the Les Terrasses Du Lac Campsite, built on several terraces with 96-berth marina. There are facilities where one can rent equipment for kayaking, canoeing, and mountain biking.

The Centre de la mémoire d'Oradour - The museum situated in Oradour sur Glane offers historical exhibits that cover the crimes of the SS division Das Reich during the World War II. It also has temporary exhibitions and workshops.

Château de Montbrun - The castle was built in the 12th century in the Haute-Vienne department, was rebuilt in the 15th century, and then later restored in the late 19th century. Its original function was to protect the borders of the Duchy of Aquitaine.

Châteaux de Lastours - Also a notable castle in the Haute-Vienne department is the Châteaux de Lastours. The ruined castle was once the seat of the seigneurs and the barons of Lastours. In 1956, it was listed as a historical monument by the French Military of Culture.

Abbatiale St-Pierre - The Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne commune in the Corrèze department boats of a 12th century Romanesque abbey church. The tympanum depicts interesting scenes from the Last Judgement. Also within the castle is a small treasury case with 10th to 13th century artworks.

Horseback riding in Creuse - The Creuse department is known as the 'Green heart of France,' full of wide, open spaces that a rider and his or her horse would dream about. There are many equestrian centres in the area for you to choose from.

Fishing - Limousin is known as the "land of a thousand lakes," which should not be taken literally, but makes a point. Regardless of wherever you are in the region, there will always be a lake nearby. The water is more often than not clear and ideal for fishing, as well as for having a picnic on the grassy areas nearby.

How to get around within Limousin

The bus routes in Limousin are very limited, so travellers are advised to rent cars instead for an easier and more efficient means of getting around. Cycling is also possible and safe due to the roads being mostly free of vehicles.

How to get there

There are flights from Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport, Southampton Airport, East Midlands Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, London Stansted Airport, Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, and Paris Orly Airport to Limousin's main airport, the Limoges – Bellegarde Airport. There are also seasonal flights from Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport, Avignon – Caumont Airport, Bristol Airport, and Leeds Bradford International Airport. 

Flights to Limousin

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