Brive-la-Gaillarde, in the heart of the Dordogne, is the perfect example of a lively town in the beautiful region of Limousin. Wander around the town centre, where its popular farmers’ markets and book fairs are held. Tour the Doctrinaires quarter, with its charming private mansions, the Echevins Tower and the Saint Martin Collegiate, all wonderful examples of medieval architecture, with many being classified French Historic Monuments. You can easily reserve a hotel room in Brive-la-Gaillarde close to its famous landmarks. Make sure you visit the Treuil cooperage, where French oak barrels are produced as well as the Denoix distillery, which dates back to the 19th Century and is still thriving today. Book a flight for your trip to Brive-la-Gaillarde and enjoy numerous activities along the 55 kilometre stretch of the Dordogne River. Try canyoning, canoeing, potholing, climbing or go for a walk/bike ride along its many trails. Visit Brive-la-Gaillarde’s neighbouring villages. Autoire, Loubressac, Turenne, Collonges-la-Rouge and Carennac are all classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France and close to sites well worth a visit. Explore Rocamadour, the Padirac cavern, the caves at Lacave as well as the magnificent castles of Montal and Castelnau-Bretenoux. The Dordogne is a fascinating, popular tourist destination and makes for a great holiday in France.