2014 Family Holidays in Limousin - Child friendly Limousin Holiday Accommodation

Plan a medieval-inspired family holiday in Limousin. Book your family holiday on HomeAway



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Helen Twigg

Helen Twigg
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Chateau de Bonnu The beautiful region of Limousin lies in southwestern France, sharing a border with five regions, including Auvergne and the Midi-Pyrenees. If you’re planning a family holiday to Limousin, consider the city of Limoges or the town of Brive-la-Gaillarde, or the smaller communes of Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat or Chéronnac. Although it is possible to scribble a beach trip onto your itinerary, consider exploring the region’s countryside and fascinating heritage. 


If your family does want to cool off in the summer heat or practice their front crawl, the region is home to a number of stunning lakes. Swimming lakes, such as La Souterraine and the vast Lac de St. Pardoux, are perfect sunbathing spots, with picturesque beaches. The fishing lakes of St. Sulpice and the picnic spots of Lac du Pont a l’age also make for ideal afternoon excursions. Trips to water holes and lakes are popular in France, and it’s easy to spend the morning exploring Bourganeuf followed by an afternoon at Lac de Vassiviere. In one of our Limousin rentals, you'll find your ideal HomeAway gîte, where you can watch the sunset over Mont Bessou.


 

Top five destinations for family holidays in Limousin


   

Brive-la-Gaillarde Brive-la-Gaillarde

The market town of Brive-la-Gaillarde is a great location, whether families are seeking a relaxing summer excursion or a picturesque winter break. In the summer, the town becomes a colourful platform for flower markets, and there are numerous eateries where you can sample local dishes, such as Pate de pomme de terre. In the heart of the centre, visit the Musee Labenche and retrace the history of the Correze region. Discover the city’s medieval centre and explore the town’s array of boutiques, or check out the remnants of the city walls. If you'd like to get out and about, find a picnic spot on the Corrèze rivere, or rent bicycles and plan a route around the area.

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Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat

The hillside commune of Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat has some of the finest vantage points of the stunning Vienne river. The commune has the historical features of many of Limousin’s medieval towns and villages, and its narrow, winding streets, regular markets and historic square serve as an idyllic backdrop to a family holiday. However, Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat is also a dynamic commune and you can typically expect to enjoy a drink in a chic café whilst watching local street performers. The commune’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saint-Léonard Church, remains a popular landmark; why stop for locally produced ice cream along the Vienne afterwards?

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Limoges Limoges

Plan a dynamic adventure for your family holiday in the Roman city of Limoges. Lying on the banks of the Vienne, the city is ringed by hills and picturesque valleys, and you can easily draft an excellent sightseeing itinerary, exploring the countryside as well as the city’s historic centre. Visit the gothic cathedral, the bridge of Saint Martial, and explore the amphitheatre, a reflection of the city’s fascinating historical development. Find a picnic spot in the city’s botanical gardens, or explore the Quartier de la Boucherie for a superb restaurant. Combine a tour of the city’s porcelain production with an outdoorsy afternoon of horse riding or cycling through the countryside.

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Chéronnac Chéronnac

Cheronnac is an ideal destination for younger holidaymakers. Family activities can include horse riding, cycling and fishing, or simply exploring some of Haute-Vienne’s spectacular countryside on foot. There are also a number of excellent golf courses and tennis courts surrounding Cheronnac, if Dad fancies indulging himself! For daytime excursions, visit the incredible Limousin Perigord National Park. Alternately, plan a shorter day trip and snake around the Charente river by bicycle after a relaxing morning exploring Cheronnac itself.

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Cussac Cussac

The commune of Cussac is also located close to the Parc Naturel Régional Périgord Limousin, and is home to a beautiful church and square. Experience a quintessential French dinner and purchase local produce from Cussac’s centre, or recreate some of Limousin’s delicious regional dishes at home, such as the galetou pancake. The charcuterie is also renowned in the region, and it’s possible to enrol in a cooking class to make the most of it; more restless family members might explore the forests and waterholes surrounding Cussac.

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