A natural and historic heritage

The Haute-Vienne and the region of the Limousin have an exceptionally rich heritage, which has natural, historic ( military and religious ), cultural and human dimensions. While staying at the Moulin de La Gorce, take the time to discover these treasures ; visit villages and medieval châteaux and find out about French history.

Castle in the Limousin

Other places to visit

  • Pompadour, the famous « Cité du cheval » (25 km)
  • Aquarium of the Limousin (26 km )
  • Remarkable garden,  « le Jardin de Liliane »(29 km )
  • Remarkable gardens at the château of Hautefort (38 km )
  • Château of Puyghilem (43 km )
  • Château of La Borie : exhibition of contemporary art (30 min )
  • Cathedral of Périgueux
Town of Uzerche tourism
Market Périgeux


  • Chalus : Fridays
  • Limoges : every day
  • Thiviers : Saturdays and Tuesdays ( during the tourist season )
  • Excideuil : Thursdays
  • Objat : Sundays
  • Allassac : Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Saint-Junien : Saturdays
  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche : the first and third Saturday mornings of the month, in the rue du marché. Special night markets : Thursday evenings in July and August at place du Moulinassou.

Outdoor activities

Périgord-Limousin regional nature park : 33 km. Protected natural treasures of fauna and flora

Activities :

  • Rambling
  • Horse-riding
  • Horse-riding
  • Boating
  • Golf
  • Visits to farms ( come and see the local black-bottomed pig)

We are happy to help you organise your activities and make suggestions of picturesque or unusual places to see ...

Historic sites

  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche : 11 km. The town is listed among the « Most beautiful corners of France ». Collegiate church.
  • Coussac-Bonneval : 12 km. The château can be visited.
  • Pierre Buffière : 14 km. Superb 11th century church, with a number of modifications over the years.
  • Ségur-le-Château : 19 km. Listed among the most beautiful villages of France.
  • Chalus : 21 km. Richard the Lionheart was mortally wounded here in 1199
  • Limoges : 33 km. Not-to-be-missed national Porcelain museum. Museum of the Resistance (to be followed up with a visit to the martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane ).
  • Uzerche : 32 km. Wander though the streets of this medieval village. Notice the little houses with carved doors, the 12th century church, the 14th century Tower of the Black Prince, the hospice and the chapel.
  • Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat : 33 km. Visit the 11th century abbey church and the Moulin du Got, a museum devoted to the history of paper-manufacturing.
  • Oradour-sur-Glane : 41 km. Martyr village from World War II. A place for quiet thought and remembrance.
  • Rochechouart : 41 km. Fortified town and 13th century château.

The Richard the Lionheart Route : 200 km and 19 sites to discover châteaux, medieval churches, fortresses and abbey churches, in the South-West of  the département of Haute-Vienne, from  Charente to the edges of  Dordogne and Corrèze.