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La Souterraine

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse

La Souterraine - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse

Ancient city founded by the monks of the Abbey of St Martial de Limoges, and counted some 5500 inhabitants, La Souterraine is a small town where life is good. It is a collection of shops and services in the greenery of the countryside Creusoise.

Located at the intersection of highways A20 and N145, served by railway line Paris-Toulouse, La Souterraine is the essential gateway to the Creuse and Limousin.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Souterraine
Tourism labels
Latitude46.2390870 (N 46° 14’ 21”)
Longitude1.4829860 (E 1° 28’ 59”)
AltitudeFrom 284m to 456m
Surface area37.07 km²
Population5702 inhabitants
Density153 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGuéret (36 km, 31 min)
Insee code23176
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Sostranien

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Maurice-la-Souterraine6.6 km (9 min)
Saint-Agnant-de-Versillat7 km (11 min)
Vareilles7.4 km (8 min)
Saint-Priest-la-Feuille7.6 km (12 min)
Arnac-la-Poste11.2 km (14 min)
Saint-Pierre-de-Fursac11.5 km (16 min)
Noth11.5 km (16 min)
Saint-Étienne-de-Fursac11.7 km (15 min)
Saint-Germain-Beaupré11.7 km (17 min)
Lizières13.2 km (15 min)
Saint-Sulpice-les-Feuilles13.6 km (14 min)
Saint-Léger-Bridereix14 km (15 min)
Azerables14.6 km (15 min)
Colondannes14.8 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Detailed information

Bridiers Historical Fresco
A big, historical night-time fresco in LimousinAugust 2017
Les Francophonies en Limousin
A festival of French-language artistic creation around the worldSeptember / October 2017


Midsummer door
Midsummer door
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Castle Bridiers
Castle Bridiers
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The medieval heart of La Souterraine
The medieval heart of La Souterraine
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The Gallo-Roman crypt
The Gallo-Roman crypt
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The water's Cheix
The water's Cheix
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Market day in La Souterraine
Market day in La Souterraine
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The marketplace for La Souterraine
The marketplace for La Souterraine
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The church choir
The church choir
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La Souterraine, Ville Fleurie 3 flowers
La Souterraine, Ville Fleurie 3 flowers
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Thursday 27 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 14°C
Friday 28 october
Min. 16°C - Max. 16°C
Saturday 29 october
Min. 18°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
La Brézentine painting studio tour
Arts and CraftsFreeDun-le-Palestel (15.7 km)
Arbre & Aventure acrobatic park at Lake Saint-Pardoux
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 18 € Razès (27 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Three Spires
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Léger-la-Montagne (24 km)
Trip around Lake Saint-Pardoux
HikeEasy6h00Razès (26 km)
Verger Gorges
HikeEasy1h30Bourganeuf (38 km)
Lamy Wood Circuit
HikeEasy3h00Moutier-Malcard (39 km)
Vassivière Lake walk
HikeEasy7h00Beaumont-du-Lac (59 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals