Everything you need to know about Brive-La-Gaillarde

Brive-La-Gaillarde is the ideal place to recharge your batteries a romantic weekend ou in family ! Beautiful in all seasons, this Corrèze city offers the visitor a break between spirituality, nature, heritage and gastronomy. This welcoming city is above all epicurean at heart! Here, the inhabitants have a lilting accent and are authentic, sporty and cheerful.

View of a printing machine kept at the Edmond Michelet museum

Brive and its history

Brive-La-Gaillarde is much more than just a town, it is a journey through time. From its Gallo-Roman origin to its heroic resistance, through the prosperous eras of the Renaissance and industrialization, Brive has evolved while preserving its unique identity. Visiting Brive-La-Gaillarde means delving into the history of a city that has survived the ages with grace and resilience.

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St Martin Collegiate Church of Brive-la-Gaillarde

Exploring the historic city center

The historic center of Brive-La-Gaillarde is full of architectural treasures that deserve to be discovered. The city has no fewer than 120 remarkable buildings that bear witness to its glorious past.

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Family going to the market in Brive-La-Gaillarde

Brive market

Voted among the most beautiful markets in France, you only need to go there once to better realize that in Brive, the market is an institution for your taste buds. We'll take you on board to show you our pride! Brive: Gaillarde and greedy.

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Labenche Museum

The museums of Brive

You can discover the rich cultural and historical heritage of Brive-La-Gaillarde, including the Labenche Museum of Art and History. Located in a magnificent 16th century mansion, this museum is famous for its collection of tapestries and you will find exhibitions of art, archeology and local history. The Edmond-Michelet Museum, dedicated to the great resistance fighter of the Second World War, bears witness to the Resistance and addresses the Deportation. Finally, The Denoix Distillery, a living heritage company since 1839, hosts a museum retracing its rich past.

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Outings and festivities in Brive

Numerous events and highlights punctuate the year in Brive. In addition to the rich program offered  l'été, and during the period of Holidays, major events take place throughout the year such as: The Book Fair (in November), Grasse Fairs (from November to March), the short film festival (in April), numerous musical festivals (Brive Festival, Vézère Festival...) .... without forgetting the rugby season

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Sleep in Brive

In Brive, there is something for all tastes and budgets. We offer you a selection ofcity ​​center hotels, or near the train station, city ​​center rentals to guest rooms near. Don’t hesitate to discover what our area has to offer. You can also refine your search by city.

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The best restaurants in Brive

Brive-La-Gaillarde is a true paradise for lovers of good cuisine and gourmets. Its gastronomy is strongly influenced by the richness of local products such as Périgord truffle, foie gras, duck, Limousin beef, chestnuts, cheeses... The restaurants of Brive-La-Gaillarde offer a wide variety of choice, ranging from traditional bistros Asked gastronomic establishments top of the line. These restaurants highlight local cuisine using fresh, seasonal products. Local chefs, often passionate and creative, offer dishes that reflect both tradition and innovation.

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Cycling along the Brive greenway

Getting around Brive

Getting around Brive without too much of a carbon footprint is possible. A bicycle park is at your disposal for your trips to the city center. On foot or by bike, you can take the green way which runs along the Corrèze in complete safety, crosses the entire city and offers a 17km route. And if you want to take excursions from Brive, we offer tours to take by train or bus.

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View of the plane trees of Parc de la Guierle in Brive

Parks and green spaces

Even in the city center, you can go green and enjoy the shade of the parks. The Guierle Garden, offers shaded paths, green spaces and children's play areas in the heart of the city center. The rose garden park, still in the city center, is known for its magnificent rose garden and offers a moment of relaxation (prefer spring). Square Charles Boudy (near the post office) offers a children's play area and a picnic area. The Perrières Park, on the heights of the city center is the green lung of the city with its 17 ha and its numerous activities (3,3 km of hiking trails, orienteering course with 41 markers, bike park, permanent disc golf course with 18 baskets, basketball court, mini zip line, slide, children's games, etc.). While walking on the greenway, you can also enjoy children's play areas, a pump track on King's Island.

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