Limeuil en Périgord: where the Vézère and Dordogne rivers meet
Limeuil is located at the confluence of the Vézère river and the Dordogne river 5 km from Le Bugue. Listed among " The Most Beautiful Villages in France "The village of Limeuil can be discovered by strolling through its narrow 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 from the Massif Central.
Then climb via la Grande Rue which is Limeuil's main thoroughfare. Most of the houses lining this street were rebuilt in the 19th and 20th centuries, but some have retained features from the past, such as arched doorways, houteaux and slate roofs. From medieval times, these modest houses served as a 'shield by doubling the ramparts that surrounded the entire town. There are two fortified gates on either side of the Grande Rue.
Things to see and do in Limeuil in the heart of Périgord Noir
Limeuil is a village of craftsmen, 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 take a stroll, with their English-style landscaped gardens, arboretum, interpretation areas and above all their magnificent view of the confluence (to find your way around, please consult the dedicated map). In short, the visit to the panoramic gardens is a must during your stay in the Vézère valley!
Limeuil also offers you a very pleasant place to swim where the Dordogne and Vézère rivers meet, where you can take advantage of the picnic tables And all with a breathtaking view of the Vézère and Dordogne rivers. And if you feel like it, you can hire a canoe to discover one of these two rivers.
The little extras in the village of Limeuil
- Potters' market in July
- The Chapelle Saint-Martin, one of the most beautiful Romanesque chapels in Périgord