Brive la Gaillarde
and surrounding area
It is a welcoming, dynamic and enterprising town of the southwest, which has become well-known thanks to the success of its rugby team. For a guided visit in English, contact the Tourist Office.
- The Musée Labenche is a beautiful example of Renaissance architecture. Among its collections, there are the six Mortlake tapestries (17th century)
- The Distillerie Denoix is the oldest distiller of spirits in France (1839). As well as its famous "walnut liqueur", the company also makes "violet mustard". The Brive Planchetorte is a 18-hole par 71 golf course, 5847 m.
- Market days : Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The "Pans de Trevassac" is a slate quarry. Underground museum: slate quarry tools and techniques.
A rocky outcrop dominating the Vezère valley, with old, turreted houses and an abbey church.
Contact : Comité Départemental du Tourisme de la Corrèze
(the Departmental Tourism Committee of Corrèze)
Tel: 33 (0) 5 55 29 98 78
Photo : T. Mannakee / ADT Corrèze