For camping in Limousin: which establishments to choose?
Located in the north-west of the Massif Central, and part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region since 2016, Limousin was previously an administrative region. Its history and culture are well known, with three distinct entities: Corrèze, Creuse and Haute-Vienne. Its name comes from the Gallic tribe the Lemovices, people of Central Europe who settled there, after that it has undergone the Roman influence after the Julius Caesar conquest in the 1st century BC. After the invasion by the Visigoths Germanic peoples in the 3rd century, the Franks gained control over it in the 6th century. The crown eventually had the upper hand over the Viscounts of the Anjou-Plantagenet House.
Its traditions are agricultural (livestock and forestry) and industrial. The Limousin is nicknamed the "water tower", because of the many rivers that cross it and emanate from it: Dordogne, Vienne, Corrèze, Vézère, Auvézère, Creuse, Gartempe, Briance, Petite Creuse, Diège, Luzège, Isle, Dronne, Cher, Maulde, Taurion, Charente ... It also has many lakes: Vassivière, Saint-Pardoux, Bort-les-Orgues, Lavaud-Gelade, Lavaud. Being part of the Massif Central shows the age of the relief, which dates back to the primary era, and allowed the exploitation of minerals and coal. The landscapes are therefore characteristic of altitude, water and the ocean. In other words, you will not be bored, nature being particularly rich. You will be charmed by the groves and semi-groves, coniferous forests, arid landscapes of granite and limestone, lakes and rivers, peat bogs (Longéroux, Dauges). You will see the last otters of France, game, migratory birds, such as cranes ... A focus on two ways to make your stay in Limousin successful: enjoy the great lakes and visit the department of Corrèze.