Christmas Markets in Limousin 2012
Limousin is alive at Christmas
Christmas Markets, or Marchés de Noël, in France are wonderful, and no less so those in the rural heartland of France - Limousin. From the large, week-long extravaganza in Limoges, to the smaller night markets in tiny villages, you'll find local artisans and food producers selling a wide range of fabulous REAL regional French products in Limousin Christmas markets. There are so many other great things to do as well. Go shopping for Limoges Porcelain in one of the many Boutiques in Limoges city centre, or bargain hunt in the Factory shops. Eat at restaurants which offer local cuisine at excellent prices. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and visit all our Museums, Galleries, Chateaux and castles. There's nothing like a French Christmas market.
Accommodation in Limousin
There is no lack of accommodation in Limousin. You'll find hotels, Bed and Breakfasts in Limousin and gites (or self-catering holiday cottages, vacation rentals) of a very high standard and at very reasonable prices. Les Trois Chenes Guest House is on the Route of Richard the Lion Heart which links more than 13 castles and several beautiful villages and interesting monuments to see. Limousin has so much to offer and yet remains relatively unknown, except for the discerning few of course! It is best to book early as Chrismas is a busy period.
At Les Trois Chenes we also have a three star gite and run painting holidays.
Contact me at email@example.com, www.lestroischenes.com, 0033(0)5 55 48 29 84
Book a winter art break, or a summer painting holiday. Stay with us for Christmas shopping or for a fantastic tour of Limousin porcelain boutiques and factory shops.
A painting holiday with us would make a wonderful Christmas gift!
See below for further details.
Keep an eye on this list. I'll update it as I find more information
Last updated 9 December 2010
Limousin specialities on sale in the Christmas markets
Christmas markets are one of the best-kept secrets in France
Have you tried to find a complete list of all the Christmas Markets in Limousin? If you have, do please let me know (see comments section at the end of this list). I'm tearing my hair out trying to get up-to-date and complete tourist information. If you haven't found the full list, then have a look at what I've managed to pull together!
Feel free to add any other Christmas Markets in Limousin, or around Les Trois Chenes Bed and Breakfast situated at Videix (send information in the comments box). We are right on the borders of the LImousin, the Charente and the Dordogne which triples the troubles but also the Markets.
I hope that this information is correct, but, as it has been gleaned from many sites there is always a possibility of error so do confirm the details with the local Mairie or Tourist office.
You might like to have a look at Tourisme Meteorite as well.
Si vouz avez des renseignements pour cette liste, merci de lesser vos infos. dans le boit en bas.
Christmas in Limoges
Videix in the snow - Limousin is lovely in winter
Aixe sur Vienne 26 November Place du Champs de Foire, German products. + info: Val de Vienne Tourist Office
Ambazac 18 December 2010 All day Information 06 07 82 90 45
Aureil ? December 2010 3pm - 10pm Town centre Information 05 55 34 46 87
Bellac Saturday 17 December 2010 from 3pm Information 05 55 68 10 61
Bersac-sur-Rivalier Saturday 10 December 2010 From 9am - 6 pm Information 05 55 71 27 98
Bessines sur Gartempe 9 Décembre 2010 Information 05 55 76 06 39
Bosmie l'Aiguille 11th December 2010 Place Pédralba, Foire à l'Orange, Spanish products. Paëlla Information Val de Vienne Tourist Office 05 55 36 14 54
Chaillac 4 December 2010 8am - 5pm Information 05 55 02 17 93
Châteauneuf-la-Foret Vendredi 17 Décembre 2010 From 6pm Salle Bartholdi Information 05 55 69 30 27
Chateauponsac 18th December 2010 Place de la République et Place Ducoux From 9am Information Gartempe-Saint Pardoux Tourist Office 06 20 52 31 01
Dompierre les Eglises 18th December From 3pm - 10pm Place de l'Eglise Information 05 55 68 53 78
Eybouleuf 4 Dcember 2010 From 3pm Salle Polyvalente Information 05 55 56 14 78
Eymoutiers Dimanche 21 Décembre 2010 10am - 6pm Information Eymoutiers Tourist Office 05 55 69 27 81(Tourist information also gives 4th DEcember 9am - 12 am. So please make sure you check this out)
Flavignac 24 Décembre 2010 From 6pm Place du General de Gaulle Sale of local products am. Information 05 55 78 51 13
Isle Dimanche à ? Décembre 2010 All day Town centre Information 05 55 34 46 87
Ladignac le Long ? Décembre 2010 From 2pm - 7pm The School Information 05 55 08 20 72
La Jonchere Saint Maurice 18 December 2010 From 8am - 6pm Place de l'Eglise et salle des Fetes Information 05 55 39 80 18
Le Dorat à 4 December From 10am - 6pm Salle Artemis, place de la Collégiale Information 05 55 60 76 81
Les Cars 11 Décembre 2010 Salle Polyvalente Information 05 55 78 51 13
Limoges ? December 9am to 7pm 2010 Place de la Motte Information 05 55 45 27 22
Lussac les Eglises 04 December From 10am - 6pm Salle plyvente Information 05 55 60 62 90
Magnac Laval 10 December All day Information 06 30 83 86 53
Nexon 11 Décembre From 9am - 6pm Chateau courtyard Information 05 55 58 28 44
Oradour sur Glane ? December 2010 All day Place du Champ de Foire and Salle des Fetes Information 05 55 03 13 73
Panazol ? Décembre 2010
Peyrilhac ? December From 8am - 1pm Town centre Information 05 55 75 84 15
Pierre-Buffière Dimanche 18 Décembre 2010 From 9am - 12am Gymnase Information 05 55 00 94 33 (Also have same information but for all day, so check this out)
Rancon 10 December 2010 From 10am Salle de fetes and Square de la Lanterne Information 05 55 68 15 15
Rilhac Rancon ? December From 10am - 6pm Espace Mazelle Information 06 88 43 36 65
Sainte Amand le Petit ? December From 9am - 6pm The Mairie Information 05 55 69 18 32 / 05 55 69 16 81
Saint Hilaire les Places 17 Décembre All day Place de l'Eglise Information 05 55 58 39 09
Saint Junien 10 December 2010 From 9.30am - 6pm Place Lacote German, Polish and Belgian products Information Saint Junien Tourist Office 05 55 43 00 27
Saint-Laurent-les-Eglises 13 Décembre From 5.30pm Salle du temps livre Information 05 55 56 70 70
Saint-Laurent-sur-Gorre 4 Décembre From 9am - 6pm Information 05 55 00 06 55
Saint Leger Magnazeix 11 Décembre 2010
Saint Léonard de Noblat 22 December. Information Saint Léonard de NoblatTourist Office
Saint-Sulpice-Laurière ? Décembre
Saint-Sulpice-les Feuilles ? Décembre All day Town Centre Information 05 55 76 22 27
Saint-Victurien ? Décembre Place du village Information 05 55 02 17 93
Saint Vitte sur Briance ?/12/2010
Saint Yrieix la Perche 3 Décembre 2010
Solignac ? Décembre 2010
Vayrac 4 December All day Site du Mas Martin Information 05 55 34 46 87
Vicq sur Breuilh 12 December Serres du Pont de Geasse Information 05 55 00 89 91
Other markets near Les Trois Chenes, Videix: The Charente and the Dordogne
The Charente region is just five minutes from us. We are right on the cusp of the Charente, Limousin and the Dordogne.
Etagnac ? December Information 05 45 89 20 33
Chassenon 18 December 8.30pm Salle des fêtes Information 05 55 03 72 72
Le Pins ? December Semi-nocturne Information 05 45 39 61 19
Montemboeuf 4 December Semi-nocturne Information 05 45 65 01 17
Augignac 27 November Avec manègesAll day. Visit from Father Christmas afternoon – Champ de foire et Foyer rural
Piegut-Pluviers 20 November Gift Fair All day Gymnase du College Information 05 53 60 74 75
Limousin is fantastic in winter too - take a winter break in France!
Where to stay in Limousin this Christmas
Where to find us
Lakeside restaurant near Pressignac, the Charente
There are many superb restaurants around Videix
- Where to eat in France - the Lakes of the Haute Charente
Find restaurants near Rochechouart and Massignac. Food is a serious matter in France and no less so in Limousin and in the Charente, south west France. The lakes of the Haute Charente have their share of excellent restaurants to suit all tastes.
Galette des Rois, Limousin speciality cake eaten after Christmas
Allassac Corrèze ? Décembre 2010
Brive ? December 2010 Regional products, ice rink. + info: Brive Tourist Office
Le Lonzac ? Décembre 2010
Meyssac ? December 2010 + info: Pays de Collonges-la-Rouge Tourist Office
Meymac ? Décembre 2010
Rosiers-d’Egletons ? Décembre 2010
Tulle Samedi ?Décembre 2010 + info: Tulle Tourist Office
Auzances ? Décembre 2010
Ahun ? January
Exhibition «Hotte du Père Noël»
In the same location there will be, original Christmas gifts on sale
Tel. 05 55 62 55 93
Bourganeuf ? December 2010
Workshop "Délices de Noël"
Auberge de l’Atre- from 16.30 to 18.30 Tel. 05 55 64 12 20
Vassiviere Royere Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December
Market and various animations.
15: 00-20:00 and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Meal available Saturday at 20: 30.Arrival of Santa Claus Sunday 15 h. Salle polyvalente Tel. 05 55 64 75 11
Nouzerines ? December
Saturday from noon and Sunday all day
Tel. 05 55 82 01 36
Crafts, choral Santa, singing and crèche human.
Espace Monet Rollinat
Tel. 05 55 89 24 99
Neoux ? December 2010
Exhibitors include crafts and foodie delights. Animations and Raffles throughout the day.
Rides in horse-drawn carriage, pictures with Santa Claus.
8: 00 A.m. to 7 p.m. - Le bourg
Tel. 05 55 66 89 44
Felletin Friday ? 2010
Full of gift ideas worth 40 local producers
Arts and crafts.
For children there will be pony, horse-drawn carriage, make-up, meeting with Father Christmas.
Salle polyvalente, sous des barnums
Tel. 09 77 51 45 88 or 05 55 66 54 60
Dun-le Palestel ? December 2010
Producers come from Santa Claus, horse-drawn carriage, animations children rides
Gymnase - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tel. 05 55 89 24 6
Le Monteil au Vicomete ? December 2010
Night market - from 18 h to 23 h Eglise et cour de l’école Tel. 05 55 64 04 57
Merichal ? December 2010
An event not to be missed with something for young and old.
Au château de la Mothe from 14 h to 18 h
Tel. 05 55 67 27 91
Gueret ? to Friday 24 December 2010
Christmas village with tents and cottages:
artisans, gastronomy. Various entertainment …
Place Varillas- 10 am to 8 pm
Tel. 06 46 12 85 17
Mouthier d’Ahn ? and Sunday 19 December 2010
Discover local products and handicrafts
Decorated as a Christmas medieval village.
Place de l’eglise - 10 a.m. 30 à18h square
Tel. 05 55 62 45 63
Gouzon ? December 2010
Ideas to help you decorate your tree walk, or create your perfect dinner party, our local producers, and craftsmen offer you all kinds of ideas for the holidays
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Church square
Tel. 06 70 56 97 81
La Courtine Sunday 19 December 2010 Salle polyvalente Tel. 05 55 66 75 60
Mainsat ? December 2010
Salle du temps libre From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tel. 05 55 83 10 42
Auzances ? December 2010 A few days before Christmas, perfect for last minute gifts. Santa Claus will be on hand to meet you in person.. Refreshments, mulled wine. Animations throughout the day. From 9 h to 18 h. Salle des fêtes Tel. 05 55 67 17 13
Aubusson ? December 2010
Come and discover the flavours and know-how of our land and find ideas for your Christmas gifts and holiday meals. Various animations: inflatable play structures for children, horse-drawn carriage with Father Christmas face painting, Free “Equibus” for your journeys between the market and car parks. Place de la Paix et Rue Vieille - from 10 h to 19 h Tel. 05 55 66 32 12
Aubusson Tourist Office
La Souterraine Thursday 23 December 2010
Sale of gourmet, products, crafts, animations…
Tel. 05 55 63 97 78
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