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The Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in New-Aquitaine

The Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in New-Aquitaine
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Straddling Haute-Vienne and Dordogne, the Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park aims to protect and enhance the natural, cultural and architectural heritage of the region. The great diversity of its landscapes makes it a remarkable place of rivers, limestone plateaus, forests, cliffs, peat bogs, ponds... These preserved landscapes are home to a wide variety of wildlife, such as Eurasian hoopoes, hen harriers, ungulates and peregrine falcons. Try to catch a glimpse of them as you roam the many hiking trails that cross the territory. In total, nearly 2,000 kilometres of paths await you, some of which have a specific theme such as honey plants, bees or members of the rose family.

The part of the Natural Park located in Haute-Vienne boasts a truly wonderful built heritage. Examples include the castles of Châlus, Brie or Montbrun. Stop by the pretty medieval town of Rochechouart, dominated by its castle, and be amazed by the giant crater of a meteorite that crashed there more than 200 million years ago. When you get there, look up to the sky and admire the constant ballet of butterflies and birds flying over the plain.

To find out more about the Périgord-Limousin Park, there are 5 themed audioguide walks. You also have the opportunity to walk in complete safety along the 13 kilometres of the Hauts de Tardoire greenway. For a novel activity to enjoy with the family, head to Bussière-Galant and hop onto a railbike which will take you to discover the landscapes while riding along an old, disused railway line.

The Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park also puts on various festivals and organised outings. For example, you can take part in the Mushroom and Nature Days at Bussière-Galant in October, Automne Gourmand (an autumn food event) or Owl Night.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hot air balloon flight over Périgord
Nature and the great outdoors200 € Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse
Horse rides for two in Quercy or Black Périgord
Nature and the great outdoors75 € to 1650 € Pailloles

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