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Traveling to Limousin from the UK

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Destination - Limousin

Limousin is a quintessential region in Central France known for its lush green countryside, rivers, rolling hills and forests.

Its capital, Limoges, is world famous for its fine porcelain and for being the birthplace of the Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

The creation of the Regional Natural Park Périgord Limousin and Millevaches Regional Park in Limousin has, in the past few years, initiated the development of cultural tourism and eco-tourism.

Traveling to Limousin from the UK is easy.

Here are the links to the various official sites you'll need:

Traveling to Limousin from the UK - Air travel information


The Aéroport International de Limoges is located 10.5km north-west of the city center.

The airport has signed an agreement with Allo Artisans Limoges Taxis and the SNCF in order to offer a single rate transfer. See details

Flybe operates from Southampton to Limoges

Ryanair operates from Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool and London Stansted to Limoges


The Aéroport Brive Vallée de la Dordogne is located 22km south of the city center.

Ryanair operates from London Stansted to Brive

Traveling to Limousin from the UK - Ferry travel information

Brittany Ferries operates from:
- Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham, Cherbourg, Le Havre and St Malo
- Poole to Cherbourg
- Plymouth to Roscoff
- Cork to Roscoff

Condor Ferries operates a weekly ferry service from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, from late May to early September, and Catamaran services from Poole and Weymouth to Saint Malo via the Channel Islands.

P&O operates regular crossings from Dover to Calais.

LD Lines - DFDS Seaways operates services from Newhaven to Dieppe and Dover to Calais or Dunkirk.

Traveling to Limousin from the UK - Car travel information

Here are the distances using motorways (with tolls) and/or dual-carriage ways from:

- Saint-Malo to Limoges (510km), Brive-la-Gaillarde (649km)

- Caen-Ouistreham to Limoges (510km), Brive-la-Gaillarde (599km)

- Calais to Limoges (688km), Brive-la-Gaillarde (777km)

- Cherbourg to Limoges (619km), Brive-la-Gaillarde (708km)

- Roscoff to Limoges (647km), Brive-la-Gaillarde (741km)

N.B. The speed limit on two-way roads changed on 1st JULY 2018.

Traveling to Limousin from the UK - Car Rental travel information

Aéroport International de Limoges: Avis, Buggs, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise

Aéroport Brive Vallée de la Dordogne: Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt

Traveling to Limousin from the UK - Rail travel information

Eurotunnel links Folkestone to Calais in 35 minutes.

Eurostar links London St Pancras to Paris - Gare du Nord in 2h20 or 2h30, with an average of 15 trains per weekday; gates close 40mn prior to departure.

You'll then have to connect on a TGV (SNCF) from Gare d'Austerlitz (station) to your destination in Limousin.

Limousin is today part of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region - Here's a list of fabulous tourist sites

Troglodyte dwellings by the Castle of Commarque

October 18 2019

Commarque, an emblematic castle of Périgord

The ruins of Commarque, an emblematic castle that belonged to the barons of Beynac and lords of Commarque, are slowly restored after 3 centuries of oblivion
Marais de la Seudre in Mornac

September 23 2018

Mornac-sur-Seudre – France’s most beautiful villages

Mornac-sur-Seudre, former fishing and trading port in the vast estuary of the river Seudre, is today ranked among the most beautiful villages of France
Poitevin Marsh waterway

May 30 2018

Poitevin Marsh, the Green Venice

Poitevin Marsh, the second largest wetland in France, is known as Green Venice, a lush green marsh you discover by punts that gently glide on man-made waterways nestled under the tree canopies
Castel Merle prehistoric site valley

April 13 2018

Castel Merle prehistoric site in Sergeac – Dordogne

Castel Merle prehistoric site in Dordogne has been continuously inhabited for 83,000 years and boasts the highest concentration of prehistoric habitats in Europe
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