Limeuil in Périgord: at the confluence of the Vézère and the Dordogne

Limeuil is located at the confluence of the Vézère river and the Dordogne river 5 km from Le Bugue. Classified among « The Most Beautiful Villages of France », the village of Limeuil can be discovered by strolling through its streets. The lower part of the village is laid out around the Place du Port which was very useful in the Middle Ages when the barges unloaded their cargoes coming from the Massif Central.

Then climb by the main street which makes up the main artery of Limeuil. Most of the houses along this street were rebuilt in the 19th and 20th centuries, but some have retained features of the past: a semi-circular door, houteaux, slates on the roofs, etc. In medieval times, these modest houses served as a “shield” by doubling the ramparts which surrounded the entire city. On either side of this Grande Rue, there are two fortified gates.

To see and do in Limeuil in the heart of Périgord Noir

Limeuil is a village of artisans, glass blowers, potters, beer brewers, etc. Don't hesitate to visit them in their workshops.

Overlooking the village, the panoramic gardens of Limeuil invite you to stroll, with its English landscaped gardens, its arboretum, its interpretation spaces and above all its magnificent view of the confluence (we invite you to get your bearings at consult the dedicated map). In short, you will have understood, the visit to the Panoramic Gardens is a must during your stay in the Vézère valley!

Limeuil also offers you a very pleasant swimming spot where the Dordogne river and the Vézère river meet, where you can enjoy the picnic tables shaded and all this with a breathtaking view of the Vézère and the Dordogne. And if you feel like it, you can rent a canoe to discover one of these two rivers.

The little extras of the village of Limeuil

  • Potters' market in July
  • The Chapelle Saint-Martin, one of the most beautiful Romanesque chapels in Périgord


Tourist information office
Town Hall Garden
Limeuil town hall
Port Square
05 53 63 30 89
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