Places of Interest nearby
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The region of the Limousin is situated largely in the Massif Central. It’s the second least populated region of France after Corsica. Limoge is the historical capital and world-renowned for its porcelain. Limousin is an essentially rural region, famed for some of the best beef farming in the world. It is known for its herds of Limousin cattle. In addition to cattle, the region is also a major timber producing area.
Did you know that the region of the Limousin is related to the car the Limousine? Shepherds working in Limousin needed protection from the cool damp winters and traditionally wore a cloak with a large hood which lent its name to the Limousine in which early drivers wore a similar protective cape.
The Limousin region is almost entirely an upland area. The lowest land is in the northwest of the region (approximately 250 m above sea level) and the highest land is roughly in the southeast (approximately 1000 m above sea level). However, the greater part of the region is above 350 m.