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Brive Office de tourisme
place du 14 juillet Brive
19100

Tel:+33 (0)5 55 24 08 20
Fax:+33 (0)5 55 24 58 24

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Brive-le-Gaillarde

Brive makes a convenient base for exploring some of the most spectacular countryside in Limousin with its picturesque towns and villages such as Turenne and Collonges-la-Rouge.  You also have easy access to the Dordogne valley, the Haute-Correze forests and the spectacular plunging waterfalls at Gimel-les-Cascades.    

The town itself is known for its champion rugby team.  However, it's the restored church of St-Martin that holds more interest for the visitor plus the 13th century turreted houses that surround it.  One of the most impressive is Hotel de Labenche which is now home to Brive's museum.

What to See - Brive Attractions

Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne
S of Brive, 19120
one of the prettiest medieval villages in the Correze

Collonges-la-Rouge
SW of Brive, 19500
built entirely of red sandstone this is a charming village with an interesting old covered market

Château de Turenne
Turenne, SE of Brive, 19500
the château that dominates this pretty hilltop village boasts superb views
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily Apr-Oct; pms on Sun Nov-Mar

Gimel-les-Cascades
Gimel-les-Cascades, NE of Brive,
spectacular waterfalls that plunge deeply into the gorge
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mar-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)5 55 21 26 49

Musee du Cloitre
Tulle, NE of Brive,
a variety of local lace, ceramics and religious art on display here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Closed Wed am & Sat | Tel: +33 (0)5 55 26 22 05

Aubazine
NE of Brive,
one of the many idyllic villages that nestle in the limousin countryside