Come and have a Gaillard experience with our tour guides: the territory won't keep it secrets from you!

Groups

If you would like to take a guided tour with your group, we can offer you numerous packages, in day or stay mode, which adapt to all your requests and desires. Check out our section below:

Welcoming groups

Guided tours of the territory for individuals

Guided tour of Brive, its history, its stories, its heritage

Brive has been a place of passage on the Corrèze since prehistoric times. The agglomeration which was created in the 5th century around the sanctuary of Saint Martin the Spaniard took advantage of this crossroads situation to develop. Fortified city at least since the 12th century, it knows how to play alliances with powerful neighboring lords and reversals of allegiance towards France and the Duke of Aquitaine (King of England). During a walk along these streets, you will discover beautiful Renaissance and classical architecture and the Saint-Martin collegiate church offers beautiful examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

  • from March to April and from October to November: the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.
  • May: every Saturday at 10 a.m.
  • June and September: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
  • July and August: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 15 p.m.;

Meet at the Tourist Office - Place du 14 Juillet.

Prices: €5/person - €2,50 for 6-12 year olds.
Free for children under 6.
20 people max.

Gourmet tours of Brive

The surroundings of Brive are rich in culture and tradition, gourmets and gourmands are not left out.

During this stroll through the streets of Brive you will discover passionate producers who are keen to help you discover and taste the riches of our land.

Visit limited to 15 people maximum by reservation no later than the day before the visit. 20€ per person.

  • Friday July 19 at 10 a.m. 
  • Friday August 9 at 10 a.m.

Duration: 2h15. Departure from the Tourist Office reception (Lighthouse).

 

Special visits Templar and Hospitaller Commandery (Varetz)

The commandery of Mons in Varetz was occupied by the Templars from the 12th to the beginning of the 14th century then by the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of Malta until the Revolution.
An estate that became private following the sale as national property during the Revolution and having belonged to a few families, this site could not be visited until 2023. Visiting these places therefore remains an exceptional opportunity following the opening authorizations by the new owner.
In addition, the visit continues to a place called La Chapelle, a site with red sandstone houses with a rich past.

  • Thursday July 11

  • Saturday, July 13

(Visit only to the commandery) - Single price of €12 (reservation against payment required)

  • Saturday, July 27
  • Saturday August 10
  • Saturday August 17
  • Saturday August 24

(Visit of the commandery, the chapel and the fountain). Single price of €15 (reservation against compulsory payment)

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You can book the July 11 and 13 tours below: 

mons commandery in varetz guided tour heritage days

You can book tours from July 27 to August 24 below: 

Secret walks in Brive - FULL

Every last Friday of the month, from March, come and discover Brive through our “Secret Walks” guided tours.

Unique visits, both in substance and form! You will be able to enter places usually closed to the public, hear juicy anecdotes from Brive residents and discover more information with photographs and videos. The visit, for a maximum of 10 people, will be interactive with a quiz along the way rewarded with a few surprises.

  • Friday March 29 at 15 p.m.
  • Friday April 26 at 15 p.m.
  • Friday, May 31 at 15 p.m.
  • Friday June 28 at 15 p.m.

Fee: €8 per person.
Information and booking by phone 05 55 24 08 80 or at the lighthouse.

Express visits to Brive

No long speeches, just the essentials! We invite you to discover a district of Brive-La-Gaillarde in 20 or 30 minutes. And the promise of making new discoveries every time! 

  • Friday March 1 at 13:15 p.m. 
  • Friday April 5 at 13:15 p.m. 
  • Friday May 3 at 13:15 p.m. 
  • Friday June 7 at 13:15 p.m.

Free visits. Information on 05 55 24 08 80.

Turenne interactive costume tours 

Evening and costumed event visits are planned in July and August.

July 23 and 30 + August 6 and 13 at 20 p.m.

Fees : 8€ adults and for children 4€ from 6 to 12 years old – meet in front of the OT at 20 p.m. (for departure at 20:30 p.m. – registration required due to a limited space)

Costumed tour of Turenne

Historical visit of Turenne

Turenne, a small peaceful village today, has been known since the 8th century when the troops of Pepin the Short attacked its castle. During the 10th century, it became the seat of a viscounty which, despite the Hundred Years' War and the wars of religion (Vicomte Henri I de la Tour d'Auvergne was one of the leading figures of the Protestant party), remained independent. of the Kingdom of France until 1738. This rich history can be discovered along the streets of this iconic white limestone village overlooked by the ruins of the castle from the top of their cliff.

Exceptional visit for La Semaine Folle Sunday May 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 15 p.m. (July, August).

Fees: €5 (€2 for 50-6 year olds). Booking is recommended. 
Duration: 1h30 - For more information call 05.55.24.08.80 service.accueil@brive-tourisme.com

Spoken AND signed language Guided tour of Brive.

For the first time, the Brive Tourist Office offered a guided tour of Brive interpreted simultaneously in sign language on December 2.

Alice, a sign language interpreter, accompanied our guide Ani on a 1 hour walk in the heart of Brive la Gaillarde.

If you are interested in this concept of visits, do not hesitate to contact our services

information: 05 55 24 08 80 - service.accueil@brive-tourisme.com

New: guided tour of the Collegiate Church of Brive-La-Gaillarde

New guided tours, specific to this emblematic building in the life of Brive residents, are now offered to visitors to rediscover what they see in front of their eyes every day without really paying attention to it. 
On request only for groups

Information: 05 55 24 08 80

St Martin Collegiate Church of Brive-la-Gaillarde

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