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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Vienne

Beaune-les-Mines is a district of the city of Limoges in Haute-Vienne, in the Limousin.

Bordered by the East side Mazelle Valley Beaune-les-Mines has a pleasant setting between lush nature and rich cultural heritage. The city of Limoges is indeed labeled city of art and history since 2008.

Historically, Beaune-les-Mines was a separate municipality of Limoges, about 10 km north of downtown. It takes its name from gold mining operations in the twentieth century. The town was incorporated in Limoges in 1962 and will remain until the 1970s a typical village of the Limousin countryside, with its church in the Romanesque architecture. It is nowadays common in the modern urbanization.

Beaune-les-Mines has landmarks such as Castle Essarts or the site of the Mazelle Valley.

Geographical information

Latitude45.9148645 (N 45° 54’ 54”)
Longitude1.3062764 (E 1° 18’ 23”)
PrefectureLimoges (7.1 mi, 13 min)

Nearest cities & towns

Rilhac-Rancon2.5 mi (13 min)
Bonnac-la-Côte3.2 mi (9 min)
Chaptelat6 mi (16 min)
Saint-Priest-Taurion7.2 mi (20 min)
Ambazac7.3 mi (15 min)
Saint-Jouvent8.3 mi (19 min)
Saint-Sylvestre9.1 mi (20 min)
Le Palais-sur-Vienne9.2 mi (20 min)

Things to see and do

At Beaune-les-Mines, Château des Essarts is the essential site to discover. Designed during the seventeenth century and enlarged in the nineteenth century, this castle has protected elements such as facades and roofs of the main building and the tower of the seventeenth century, and those side pavilions of the nineteenth century and the staircase inside the seventeenth century, as historical monuments.

The listed site of the Mazelle Valley offers varied landscapes. Between Limoges and Beaune-les-Mines, redwoods, cedars, chestnuts and beeches dominate the properties parks, such as the castle of the Essarts.

The church is also a Beaune-les-Mines site to discover during your stay. Built during the twelfth, thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, it is listed as historical monuments.

The cross of Beaune-les-Mines, located on the church square of Beaune, is a stone cross classified as historical monuments.

Beaune-les-Mines also has some restaurants where taste the specialties of the region.


Monday 17 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 30°C
Tuesday 18 july
Min. 12°C - Max. 24°C
Wednesday 19 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 26°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discover the art of lace with shuttles
Arts and Crafts45 € Saint-Sulpice-les-Feuilles (27 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Trip around Lake Saint-Pardoux
HikeEasy6h00Razès (8.2 mi)
The Three Spires
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Léger-la-Montagne (9.6 mi)
Nexon Castle Park
HikeIntermediate1h15Nexon (17.4 mi)
In the footsteps of Henry IV
HikeIntermediate4h15Montrol-Sénard (18.5 mi)
Verger Gorges
HikeEasy1h30Bourganeuf (22 mi)


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