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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Nexon
Insee code87106
AltitudeFrom 295 to 446 meters
Surface40.79 km²
Population2474 inhabitants
Density60 inhabitants/km²


National labelSaint-Hilaire-les-Places at 4.7 km (5 min)
Chief townLimoges (at 23 km, 28 min)Saint-Maurice-les-Brousses at 5.3 km (9 min)
DepartmentHaute-VienneMeilhac at 5.5 km (10 min)
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Nexon, capital of Canton is a town of about 2500 inhabitants located 25 km south of Limoges, ranked "2 flowers" at the National Contest Bloom. City-Perigord-Limousin Natural Park, Nexon is also a stop on the Route Richard Coeur de Lion. Vibrant town, Nexon has a rich network of associations and a wide variety of shops. The city is best known for her former stud farm, castle, but also by the presence of Sirque, National Center for Circus Arts in Limousin.


Nexon is diverse both in its built heritage and natural and in its cultural attractiveness. The 17th century castle, restored in the 19th century is surrounded by a park of about 40 hectares, is conducive to walk, bike or on horseback, in fact, the equestrian center "The stud of the park" offers all walks throughout the year by appointment. An orientation course and a course "discovery" are also installed in the park, the town and the station area (log books available at the Tourist Office). The castle houses since 1986, the City Hall. Around the castle are the stables, witnessed the prestigious history of the horse Nexon. The studs were in the 16th century, it is one of the oldest in France. Guided tours of the site Nexon (castle, stables and park), are offered throughout the year by reservation at the Tourist Office.

Nexon is also known for his "Jardin des Sens, a bridge between generations." This free garden is a place where all senses exhale through several small theme gardens such as the path of the bark, the maze of bamboo, the tunnel of the scents, the orchard or garden therapy. Located in the castle park between home and school is a meeting place for generations through days of workshops, planting, and set up meetings throughout the year. Open access, the garden can also be visited with a guide (bookings Tourist Office).

The fame of the town is very well represented by the "Sirque - National Center for Circus Arts" shows, exhibitions, residencies, resource center, contemporary circus festival in August. Here are some of the missions of the association. A permanent marquee is installed since 2001 in the castle park to accommodate all these activities.

The church of the 12th and 15th centuries, open access, is the remains of fortifications such as the bell tower and stone Breteche. Inside you can admire the reliquary bust of Saint Ferréol 16th century and a shrine of the 13th century enamelled copper.

Nexon also has a hiking trail and practicable enrolled all year (topo guide available at the Tourist Office) and a tourist center with trees and a camping around the lake of Lande accessible to all.

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Nexon
Information pointsTourist Office of Nexon
MonumentsCastle of Nexon


Fair every third Friday of the month in the town center.

Farmers' markets in July and August.

Road Circus Festival every year in August.

Local Festival and Heritage Days the third weekend of September.


Several interesting sites exist around Nexon. Castle Lastours part of the tourist route "Richard the Lionheart" is visible from the road in the town of Rilhac-Lastours. Visits to the torch, medieval events and camps are organized during the summer. On the same common is the "Garden of the millennium," medieval garden free access all year round. Located in the old castle mound, it consists of confined spaces such as flower garden, orchard or garden simple. The castle ruins Châlucet also integrated into the scenic route can be visited freely available throughout the year. Located in the commune of Saint-Jean-Ligoure, explanatory panels are available for visitors to learn about its history. The "tour Jeannette" can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the surrounding valleys.

A few miles Nexon, the town of Janailhac, visitors can admire the paintings and frescoes historical monument in the church. Finally, the workshop-museum of the Earth Puycheny in Saint-Hilaire-les-Places you to discover the work of old-tile makers feuillardiers through visits and workshops in clay sculpture for children and adults.

Tours of the Moor in the Serpentine Rousseille are also feasible to discover the rich fauna and flora of this area. On this same town, the lake Plaisance can practice different outdoor activities: swimming, pedal boats, miniature golf, water slides, horseback riding ...


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French cuisine restaurantLes Chaumières  
Les Chaumières restaurant welcomes you in a chic and authentic, in the heart of the Limousin Nexon. This sumptuous residence will seduce you with its interior resembling Stately, majestic...
Located in Nexon39 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Vanteaux  
IN THE HEART OF LIMOGES - Considered one of the best addresses in Limoges Le Vanteaux offers fine food in a setting in unison, between tradition and modernity. A beautiful rooftop terrace...
Located 16.6 km from Nexon35 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Green Saint-Lazare  
SOUTHWEST - The Le Green Saint-Lazare restaurant is located in the city of Limoges. Wise pun, because it is located in the heart of the city golf course, in a green and very quiet and...
Located 17.1 km from Nexon27 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsDomaine de la dame de lauriere    
Domaine de la Dame de Laurière is a house of the 18th century former coaching inn on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostela. His romantic garden overlooking the river 'the Briance'....
Located 10.1 km from NexonFrom 73 € to 77 € the double room 
Mas with 6 bedroomsDomaine de la Ribière  
In the Parc Naturel Périgord-Limousin, near the road Limoges-Périgueux, owned 32 acres, fully fenced with a lake of carp fishing, heated pool, sauna. Sylviane and Michel offer 6 rooms...
Located 13.9 km from Nexon75 € the double room 
Castle with 5 bedroomsChâteau de La Chabroulie  
Only 5 km from Limoges center, that is the spot to stay, from here you can start your visit of the area, The Owners will help you to make a memorable journey in the Limousine regio...
Located 14.6 km from NexonFrom 90 € to 100 € the double room 

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Chalet for 8 personsDomaine de la ribiere
For your family vacation, cottage of 75 m² to 35 m² Annex 6 adults and two children, 3 bedrooms, terraces (covered and outdoor), fitted kitchen, en-suite, garage, surrounded by garden,...
Located 14 km from NexonFrom 990 € to 1250 € per week 
House for 4 personsLa Petite Maison  
Capacity 4-6 extra beds could be provided to accommodate children sharing. This is a charming cozy cottage, situated in a quiet location close to local shops. This cottage is fully...
Located 22 km from NexonFrom 325 € to 695 € per week 
House for 9 personsLa Grange  
Located 30 minutes from Limoges in Haute Vienne / Perigord. This large family house With a heated pool is situated in a quiet corner of the countryside, tastefully and comfortably ...
Located 22 km from NexonFrom 925 € to 1100 € per week 

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25 places over 1 haParc Verger    
Located in the heart of France easily near the A20 and a few kilometers from the N21 Parc Verger is run by Bob and Di Banks in a beautiful part of the Perigord Limousin Natural Park....
Located 21 km from Nexon16 € per day 
60 places over 2 haCamping de Montréal    
Camping de Montréal. Quiet campsite*** close to Limoges 87, exit 42(a few minutes from the A 20), on the border of the Corrèze and the Dordogne. Pitches/ Bungalow tents/ Chalets. A...
Located 25 km from NexonFrom 14.10 € to 15.60 € per day 

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Logis Le Saint Eloi - Hotel in NexonLogis Le Saint Eloi     
Situated south of Limoges in the heart of the charming village of Solignac, this hotel offers quiet, comfortable accommodation on the Way of St James. The Logis Le Saint Éloi features...
Located 11 km from NexonRoom from 68 €
La Gratade - Hotel in NexonLa Gratade    
Le Vigen
Set in a remodelled farm 8 km from Limoges, La Gratade offers an outdoor swimming pool and an on-site restaurant. Free Wi-Fi access is provided, and free private parking is possible...
Located 11.4 km from NexonRoom from 60 €
Au Moulin de la Gorce - Hotel in NexonAu Moulin de la Gorce    
La Roche-l'Abeille
This hotel is set in a 16th century building in La Roche-l’Abeille, in the Limousin region. It offers a garden with a terrace and a pond, and guests are invited to dine in the Michelin-starred...
Located 11.5 km from NexonRoom from 105 €

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Citotel Orleans Lion d'Or
Located in the centre of Limoges, this 2-star hotel is just 500 metres from Benedictins Train Station. It has free WiFi access is provided throughout....
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