It's raining ? No worries ! The gaillard region adapts to occupy both kids and adults, even in bad weather...

Brive and its surroundings are full of not-to-be-missed sites to visit in all weathers. From museums to sinkholes, including cinema and shopping: you are served! There is no question of giving way to a gray face or staying locked up at home... 

Museums and local know-how

In the heart of the city of Brive, go to our gaillard museums to learn while staying dry. The Labenche Museum of Art and History awaits you to discover the city of Brive as you don't know it! But there is also the Edmond Michelet museum to know everything about resistance and deportation during the Second World War. 

View of the exterior facade of the house which houses the Edmond Michelet museum

A few kilometers away, you can discover many other museums or eco-museums on prehistory, local know-how... Visit the Museums and ecomuseums page. 

Epicureans will appreciate visits to distilleries which will introduce you to their ancestral know-how. Denoix Distillery in the city center of Brive or the Louis Roque Distillery in Souillac each have a small museum which traces their history. 

Visit a castle or an abbey

Noble families resided in Corrèze, in Lot and in Dordogne. Their homes, sometimes richly furnished, are an opportunity to step back into the past and discover the history of the region. Discover our castles to visit. 

We are also lucky to be a stone's throw away from Aubazine, a very beautiful Cistercian abbey. It is even said that Coco Chanel, who lived there, was inspired by the patterns of the stained glass windows to create her signature of two intertwined “Cs”. 

Other religious buildings are worth a detour. We invite you to look through our section sanctuary cities and religious heritage

Discover caves and chasms

Learn to differentiate caves and chasms, both of which are present in our region. And a little tip: you will be sheltered from the rain during these visits but not sheltered from the cool temperatures. So don't forget the little jacket before leaving to visit caves and chasms

Get closer to nature while being sheltered

This mission is far from impossible. You will be able to discover reptiles, freshwater fish and even thousands of insects! See our section: theme and animal parks.

An escape game, a maze, a laser game…..

Very trendy, these activities are practiced in small groups. In Brive and the surrounding area we are lucky to have several spaces dedicated to these activities. The youngest will appreciate the indoor leisure parks where they can have fun whatever the weather. Check out our Indoor activities

Sheltered corners for a drink

A few drops aren't going to stop you from seeing people or partying? Nothing scares Gaillards! Pass between two showers to reach the different bar, tea rooms, coffee shop in our charming city. Check out our good addresses!

Take care of yourself

Enjoy a rainy day to take a break and take care of yourself. Treat yourself with a moment of relaxation with a treatment, access to the SPA or combine virtual reality with relaxation. In short, there is no shortage of ideas. Discover our good addresses.  


Come and take refuge in Brive boutiques. A little shopping is always good for your mood... In the city center or in shopping areas, big brands or small stores: there's something for everyone! Obligatory passage through the 100% Gaillard shop for fun and trendy clothes from home.

Solo or group activities 

There's nothing like great activities to warm up and forget about the rain. Cinemas (CGR or Rex), theater, bowling, ice rink, covered swimming pools in Brive or Objat…. YES we find all of this in our Gaillard land! See? so many things to do…