French villas in Limousin
Head to one of France's most tranquil regions and enjoy the true sense of peace and serenity that this unspoilt area is so well-known for. Choose from our range of French holiday homes in Limousin and look forward to days spent walking, cycling or ambling through picturesque village, whilst in the evening you can prepare a home-cooked meal made up of the best of the famous Limousin produce. Enjoy the true authentic and rustic France from one of our villas or converted farmhouses and make use of some of the country’s best weather whilst on holiday.
Discover an agricultural landscape
The Limousin region can be found in the south-west of France, meaning sunshine and fantastically undisturbed landscapes. Discover the flowering meadows at the Central Massif from your French villas in Limousin in a variety of ways! The region is ideal for agriculture, meaning on the pastures you will also encounter the famous Limousin cattle and sheep. When you are looking for a French country cottage in Limousin, you can also enjoy the fruits of this landscape at the frequent and popular markets.
Cuisine in Limousin
A strong agricultural tradition means that in Limousin there is a real pride in the quality of food on offer. Limousin beef, pork and lamb are used in a delightful combination with fresh vegetables in soups and stews, whilst those with a sweet tooth will not be disappointed either. Limousin AOC apples and cherries can be found baked in a variety of mouth-watering pastries and cakes. The most famous dessert for this region and a classic of French cuisine is Clafoutis, for example – a sweet crepe batter with whole cherries baked into it.
Geography of Limousin
The Limousin region is made up of three departments, which have given their name to rivers. Discover the different departments of Creuse, Corrèze and Haute-Vienne on your self-catering holiday with their unique characteristics and charming villages dotted around the land. The contrasting French region of Limousin enchants with its dramatic valleys, placid lakes, high mountains and wide heathlands. Choose the "green heart" of France to spend your holidays on land or water, or to relax in natural parks and by the pool. Even visit neighbouring regions with French villas in the Loire Valley, Aquitaine or Auvergne.
Hiking in Limousin
Such a generous and varied landscape of course lends itself to outdoor activities, of which in Limousin there are plenty to choose from on your self-catering holidays in France. The Plateau de Millevaches covers an area of 3500 square kilometres over all three departments and is highly recommended for hiking amongst other pursuits. Take a hike to the highest point, the Mont Bessou, and enjoy the panoramic view from the lookout tower. The locals call the plateau with the Highlands the "water tower of the country" as it is full of beautiful lakes, rivers and streams.
History of Limousin
Limousin is a rich area of France with plenty offer if you are a French history enthusiast. Limousin was known in ancient times for its wealth in gold and in the Middle Ages, for its craft. A visit to the Musée Départemental de la Tapestry of Aubusson comes highly recommended during your stay! Aubusson is known today for its tapestry workshops: the first wall tapestries were shown to be woven in 1501 and the museum shows the more than 500-year-old history of the artworks in Aubusson.
Pay a visit to Limoges
Make a trip to the historic capital from your French holiday homes! Limoges is the capital of the region and has been a city of porcelain since 1770 with an excellent reputation. Visit the Musée National Adrien-Dubouché porcelain museum during your holiday staying in Limousin. It is one of the largest sights of the city with more than twelve thousand exhibits. The most famous son of the city, the painter Auguste Renoir, began his career in Limoges as a porcelain painter. Also included in the rich heritage of Limoges is fantiastic architecture, fountains and the central market, which is also well worth a visit.
Service – Why NOVASOL?
Rent a holiday home in France with NOVASOL and discover a wealth of treasures in the peaceful region of Limousin. With 50 years’ experience finding customers the right villas, cottages and apartments in Europe, you can put your faith in this tried and tested formula. Select from our listings in France and find the exact amenities you are looking for. For assistance, call our helpline or send an email. Even whilst on holiday, our offices on the ground in locations across the continent ensure that somebody will be able to answer any queries you may have.