Population: 738,000

Density: 44 inhab/km².

Surface area: 16,942 km².

Prefecture : Limoges

Number of municipalities: 747

Highlight: Mont Bessou (984 m)

Main rivers: Vienne, Creuse, Dordogne

Departments : Corrèze, Creuse, Haute-Vienne

Region: since 1 January 2016, Limousin has merged with the Poitou-Charentes and Aquitaine regions. At the time of printing this guide, the provisional name of this new region is Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes. Le Petit Futé has chosen not to merge the regions in order to be able to continue to better highlight the assets of the Limousin and to respond to a tourist and cultural approach more than an administrative one.

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Les 10 plus belles gares de France

Stations are places of reunion, separation or transit, and millions of people pass through them every day. As true emblems of their cities, they are the first scenery that the traveller discovers on arrival. Let's put it in perspective: strikes and delays are in fact the best way to discover the architecture of these often ignored places of passage! Once again this year, Metz station was voted "the most beautiful station in France" in a ...

Les 10 plus belles gares d'Europe (on aurait presque envie d'y rater son train !)

Places of meetings, separations or reunion, stations are the decor of many stories. If you often pass through, suitcase by hand, without really paying attention to the architecture, know that some are real works of art! Historic, original or at the forefront of modernity, Petit Smart takes you to a Europe tour of the most beautiful railway stations! N°10 - Glavni Kolodvor, Zagreb - CroatiaInaugurated in 1892, Zagreb station is the largest ...

Les gendarmes et les voleurs de temps

It is a 100% nature race on paths and trails in the Limousin, in the splendid setting of the ponds in the forests of the Limousin. Ambazac is located at the foot of the mountains and offers landscapes of rare beauty. With nearly 3000 participants in the two races last year, the marathon of the gendarmes and time thieves is a major sporting event. Discover the course on D-Day, the runners will not be at the end of their surprise! Practical ...

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