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About Limousin

An idyllic part of south-central France, Limousin is a land of rolling pastures studded with dairy farms and pretty villages. Far from the tourist hotspots of the Loire Valley and the Dordogne, this underrated yet lovely region invites laid-back travellers to unwind in charming farmhouse B&Bs and gorgeous restored châteaux. Carefully chosen by our expert Gurus, our list of the best places to stay in Limousin showcases characterful hotels and hideaways aplenty.

Lively Limoges is brilliant for weekend breaks, striking Uzerche will delight history buffs and the tranquil villages of the Corrèze area are wonderful for keen foodies. Limoges Cathedral, dating back to the 13th Century, is stunning, as are the Gothic Abbaye de Moutier d’Ahun and the remains of the Tours de Merle. Spend your days strolling through heritage communities, tasting local produce at family-owned eateries or hiking, cycling and horse riding through the countryside. The spectacular Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park covers almost 1900 square km, perfect for eager adventurers of all ages to discover.

Return to one of the best places to stay in Limousin for romantic gourmet dinners or fun family afternoons of pool swims, tennis and exploring gorgeous gardens.

The Best Places to Stay in Limousin

For Foodies

  • La Chapelle St Martin is a beautiful courtry hotel, owned and designed by Michelin-starrred Chef Gilles Dudognon. Enjoy the private lake, pool, tennis courts and stacks of activities. The 14 gorgeous rooms are bright an inviting, but the real highlight is the gastronomic Michelin starred restaurant, which prides itself on being inspired by the Limousin countryside and its artisanal producers.

For Families

  • Hotel Joyet de Maubec is a recently renovated 17th-century building in the centre of Uzerche. Chic refurbished rooms blend original stone walls with contemporary art pieces. Some rooms have space for families, and the hotel offers a top-notch restaurant, gym and sauna. Stylish and perfectly located for exploring.

For a Château Escape

  • Château de Castel Novel has 27 charming rooms and suites near Brive-la-Gaillarde. Tucked within 25 acres of woodland, guests are invited to enjoy long soaks in the pool, games of tennis, strolls through the orangery and superb tasting menus at Chef Geoffrey Debrach's exceptional restaurant.
  • Château de Lissac dates back to the 13th Century. Now a five-bedroom hotel with rustic charm and quirky details, this is a hugely romantic bolthole for a couple's escape. Big breakfasts, a lovely terrace and splendid gardens complete the picture.
  • Château de la Cazine sits within 220 acres of riverside grounds, perfect for unwinding. A striking 18th-century building, the hotel boasts indulgent rooms with antique furnishings and big roll-top tubs. The fine dining restaurant is great, and verdant gardens await exploration.

For Great Value

  • Hostellerie La Bergerie is a restored farmhouse with private gîtes for groups or families with older children. The outdoor pool and tennis court are great fun, and the restaurant serves delicious seasonal cuisine based on daily set menus. A relaxed, affordable choice.
  • Château de la Greze has been transformed into a five-bedroom B&B with an outdoor pool and sun terrace. Traditional interiors feature floral bedspreads and large windows set behind pretty, blue-painted shutters. An affordable choice with friendly cooking classes and bicycles to borrow.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Brive-Soulliac Airport or to Limoges Airport and travel to your destination by car, bus or train from there.
  • The Limousin region is great for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Summer is the most popular time for exploring, with temperatures peaking at around 25°C in July and August. Spring and autumn are quieter and cooler.



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Best Hotels in Limousin

  • Chateau de la greze Brivezac, Limousin 5 rooms from £68

    Country Escape  -  A charming location with a real sense of quiet, plus riding, cycling and foodie activites all close by
    Sights nearby  -  France’s most historic sites including Rocamodor, Collonges-la-Rouge, Chateau de Castelnau, Abbaye d’Aubazine
    Cooking classes  -  Within the hotel kitchen, french delicacies such as foie gras
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    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    A lovely B&B in an 18th century chateau. Large rooms feature traditional details and all the mod cons. An outdoor pool, beautiful gardens and a sun terrace for soaking up the rays. Authentic regional dishes from the kitchen and bikes available to explore the countryside from. Charming, stylish. See More

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  • Hostellerie La Bergerie Oradour-sur-Vayres, Limousin 7 rooms from £75

    Sights nearby  -  Historic Castles: Coussac-Bonneval, Montbrun and Chalus
    Great walks  -  Direct access on to the GR4 walking trail
    Restaurant  -  Daily set menu must be booked in advance
    Tennis  -  Tennis Court at Hotel
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    This farmhouse offers private villas set in 5 acres of garden. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. Bedrooms have modern interiors with comfortable seating area and private terrace. The restaurant offers authentic french cuisine and outdoor dining. A relaxing country escape. See More

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  • La Chapelle St Martin Nieul, Limousin 14 rooms from £89

    Foodies  -  Don't miss dining at the Michelin starred Le St Martin restaurant
    Cooking classes  -  Cookery classes are held every Weds and Sat afternoons
    Fishing  -  Hotel can advise on local/on site fishing
    Great walks  -  Hotel within 35 hectare walled park
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    This elegant country house is set in a stunning 35 hectare park with private lake, swimming pool and tennis facilities. Rooms are sophisticated, refined and spacious. The hotel offers guests a gourmet restaurant serving fresh, local produce. A tranquil hideaway with plenty of activities on offer. See More

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  • Chateau de la Cazine Noth, Limousin 19 rooms from £86

    Romantic Break  -  Perfect for a romantic break in a chateau, with plush suites, decadent interiors and side by side bath tubs.
    Country Escape  -  A glorious 18th century chateau set in a seventy hectare estate, the ideal rural retreat.
    Fishing  -  Anglers will be pleased to hear the estate is home to two fishing lakes.
    Great walks  -  Head off and explore the beautiful wooded walking trails.
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    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    A spectacular 18th century chateau, in a sublime parkland setting. The plush rooms hark back to France's regal past with antique furniture and opulent decor. In the evening, guests can enjoy a cocktail in bar before sampling delicious seasonal cuisine from the restaurant. A wondrous rural hotel. See More

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  • Chateau de Castel Novel Varetz, Limousin 37 rooms from £112

    Country Escape  -  Look out over the wild park in which the hotel sits, riding, cycling and tennis all close at hand
    Great walks  -  Hotel sits within 25 acres of woodland, so plenty of space to walk
    Local markets  -  Local food markets during the week days, and some on evenings
    Tennis  -  Tennis court on site
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    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    A stunning chateau set within woodlands. Charming rooms full of character have exposed beams, floral wallpapers, and views of the trees. The restaurant serves superb French cuisine. Gardens, outdoor pool, terrace, tennis court and an orangery. Elegant, peaceful, rustic. See More

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  • Hotel Joyet de Maubec Uzerche 8 rooms from £105

    Families  -  Junior suite offers a comfortable stay for families, whilst the range of outdoor excursions will keep everyone satisfied
    Great walks  -  The Pays d'Uzerche offers tours ranging from family friendly to the course for seasoned hiker
    Sights nearby  -  Abbey Saint Pierre Uzerche and Abbey Saint Pierre de Vigeois are not to be missed
    Kayaking  -  Canoeing can be arranged on the river

    Renovated hotel in 17th century building. Gorgeous rooms retain original stone walls, with contemporary furniture and art on the walls. Gym, sauna, terrace and garden. Excellent set-menu restaurant with focus on seasonal produce. Luxurious and family-friendly. See More

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  • Chateau de Lissac Limousin 5 rooms from £142

    Romantic Break  -  Charming rooms with thoughful details, pretty gardens and hotel can prepare a picnic for afternoon walk
    Sights nearby  -  Towns of Limousin, Périgord and Quercy
    Kayaking  -  Canoes Safaraid Dordogne
    Great walks  -  Around Causse Lake
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    13th century chateau next to Causse Lake. Gorgeous rooms feature contemporary furniture with rustic charm and exposed brick bathrooms. Sit-out terrace within the splendid gardens. Secluded and romantic. See More

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