a VirtualTourist member from Providence
Hi all, We're heading over to Europe for a quick 2-week vacation, finishing with 5 days in Limousin/Correze. Neither of us has ever been in this region--though we both know it's exactly the kind of thing we'd enjoy--but we've done a lot of research on food, lodging and places to see. So how does this itinerary sound? Day 1: From Paris, drive south of Limoges (3-4 hours?) and stay in Ségur-le-Château or someplace nearby. Day 2: See the area, then drive a little further west, perhaps a little into Aquitaine, and then back east to stay in in Verteillac (found a nice B&B). Day 3: See the area and head down through Perigueux to Bergerac, and then head east to stay someplace near the Caves of Lascaux/Sarlat-Le-Caneda area (Lalinde, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, etc). It would be nice to time it so that we were in Sarlat on the Wednesday to see the market, right? Day 4: See the area, and make our way east to Correze--perhaps just SE of Brive (Beynat, Argentat, etc.). Found many B&Bs here. Day 5: See the area around Beaulieu-le-Dordogne, Rocamadour, etc., spend the night someplace around there, or head further SE into Correze? Day 6: Head back up towards Paris, perhaps Bourges, Vierzon, etc? No idea what is in this area, but we need to be close to Paris for our flight the next day! Would more time in the Correze/Dordogne be better than hanging around [what appears to be] a more touristy area around Limousin/Perigord? We'd prefer off-the-beaten track stuff. Any comments&info would be greatly appreciated--thanks!!
The Limousin isn't an especially touristy area -- certainly less so than the Dordogne. And it'll take more than 3-4 hours to get from Paris to south of Limoges -- more like 5 or 6, unless you're drive (fast) without stopping. A few random suggestions for you: - The amazing rock church at Aubeterre-sur-Drome, which was built on the site of an ancient pre-Christian temple of Mithras. -The châteaux at Rochechouart and La Rouchefoucauld - The ruins of Oradour-sur-Glane, a town that was destroyed by the Nazis in 1944 -The new Millau viaduct, the world's highest road bridge Enjoy! You've chosen a beautiful part of France to visit.
Excellent--thanks for the suggestions!
The roads around here are not fast. It soulds as if you`ll spend most of your 5 days on the road. Correze is part of Limousin. If you like off the beaten track I wouldn`t spend too much time in the Dordogne Departement. Beaulieu, Argentat are on the river Dordogne but in Correze and much quieter. Rocamadour has to be seen but is packed in summer. Have a good trip