Days Out: Haute-Vienne (87)

Aquarium du Limousin
More than 300 species and 2500 fish exhibited. Visit the nursery, the quarantine quarters and the filtration systems with the resident biologist. Open 7 days a week. 2 bd Gambetta, Limoges (87).
Historical account narrated by a young girl from the Creuse of life in the region in the 20th century from stone masons stories to the making of the local liqueurs. 18 rue de lOiseau, Benevent-lAbbaye (87).
Guided tour of the factory with demonstrations of the techniques formerly used in manufacturing and decorating porcelain collections. Factory outlet open to public as well as shopping on-line. 27 avenue Albert Thomas, Limoges (87).
Petit Train Touristique - Limoges
Miniature train will take for a visit through the historic quarters of Limoges to discover the sites and mouments of the city. Visit lasts about 1 hour. 12 bd de Fleurus, Limoges (87).
La Cite des Insectes
A museum and gardens dedicated to insects. Explore the beautiful and surprising world of insects with two floors of exhibits, nearly a hectare of gardens, cafe and boutique. Chaud, Nedde (87).
Musee National de la Porcelaine
Founded in 1845, the museum now houses more than 15,000 pieces in ceramic, glass from all over the world and a unique collection of Limoges porcelain. 8 bis, pl Winston Churchill, Limoges (87).
Centre Aquacreatif
Water park with a 25m long swimming pool and a childrens pool. Terrace with sun-loungers and parasols. Bar/restaurant on site. Picnic areas. Rue Leo Lagrange, Bellac (87).
Le Moulin du Got
Fully restored and functioning paper mill dating from the 15th century. Follow the process from the making of the paper through to the printing process. Original printing machines on display. St-Leonard-de-Noblat (87).
Tarz en Arbre
7 circuits of accro-branch for adults and children aged 5 years and up. Supervised by fully qualified staff. Av de Brachaud, Limoges (87).
La Cite des Insectes
Museum with 400m2 of displays and 8,000m2 of gardens in which to discover the world of insects such as butterfys, ladybirds and wasps. Open from April to November, 7 days a week, 10:30-19:00. Chaud, Nedde (87).
Jardins des Sens
A garden for all the senses with flower gardens, orchards, water gardens and therapeutic plants. Winner of many awards for the diversity and variety of its plantings. Parc de Chateau, Nexon (87).
Jardin de Liliane
In a site of 8000m2 bordered by the river Gorre a garden offering rare plants and flowers with more than 400 species of shrubs, trees and 150 different rosebushes. Open all year. Chateau des Bermondet, St-Laurent-Sur-Gorre (87).
Espace Paul Rebeyrolle
Permanent exhibition of the Eymoutiers born artist Paul Rebeyrolle and also temporary exhibitions by major artists. Rte de Nedde, Eymoutiers (87)
Musee des Distilleries Limougeaudes
Traditional distillery founded in 1789 with stills dating from the 19th century illustrating the art of alcohol distilling. Free tour and tastings, and liqueurs and aperitifs for sale. Open from Tuesday to Saturday. 54 rue de Belfort, Limoges (87).
Espace Hermeline
Out door activiy park including a 12 km rail trip, accro branches, obstacle courses, zip wires, tarzan ropes, mini-golf, tennis, fishing and swimming. Bussiere-Galant (87).
Maison de la Porcelaine
Factory to discover the manufacture of porcelain with explanations of the history of the Limoges porcelain and the technical aspects of manufacture. Large shop with 200,000 articles in stock. 14 av President Wilson, Aix-en-Vienne (87).
Cite des Metiers et des Arts
Centre for exhibition and promotion of handicrafts. Various techniques and skills are revealed in a series of masterpieces on display. 5 rue de la Regle, Limoges (87).
Musee dAmbazac
More than 3,000 examples of rocks and minerals sourced from 5 continents. Discover the minerals procuced in the Limousin itself - wolfram and uranium. 5 av de la Liberation, Ambazac (87).