Experiences Just A Stone’s Throw Away
Eymoutiers is town known for its tanning industry. the remains of which can be seen in the open attics on some buildings. If you look up you will see the wooden upright beams that enclosed the drying rooms, while allowing the air to circulate. There are beautiful views all across the town to be found along with historic architectural buildings. Worth taking the tour if you can.
Inside the town of Eymoutiers you will find restaurants, cafes, shops and a cinema. The Saturday market is fun and filled with all the goodies we associate with France. There is also on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month another lovely market. There are parks and gardens for you to find that run along the Vienne river with its scenic views and weirs. Eymoutiers also offers fishing lakes, a lido and a cinema. There is also a station in the town which takes you on a 40 minute journey into the main city of Limoges, whilst stopping at some picturesque towns along the way.
The following photographs are taken by photographer Owen Young (IngreyCaptures).
Mont Gargan offers some of the most beautiful panoramic views across the Limousin landscape. It also has rich history to the location too, during the war it was famous for being a great look out point to spot the enemy. Takes about half an hour in the car and definitely worth a visit. the trees are magnificent.
Lac de Vassivière
Lac de Vassivière is the largest and most impressive man made lake in this part of France. You can partake in activities such as swimming, sailing, hiking and mountain biking, There are also several restaurants, beaches and boat trips here, and numerous areas suitable for children of all ages. Lovely little steam train can be taken across to the island which is fun.
Limoges is the main city of the Limousin region. It has a rather impressive station which is a definite must to see. In the city the Roman Catholic Cathédrale Saint-Étienne with gothic architecture is again worth a visit along with the nearby museum and gallery. the gardens overlook the city. wander the old streets and look at the wonderful architexture then rest your feet in one of the many lovely restaurants, then refreshed ready to tackle the main shopping centre. Note that once a month a large Brocante is held in the streets of the town.