Brive-la-Gaillarde: Full of attractions and great food

Brive-la-Gaillarde is one of the most visited towns in the French region of Perigord, within Limousin. This town is located on the left side of the Correze River, at about six hours from Paris, and is one of the spots of the surroundings offering most attractions for tourists.

Hotel Labenche

The town of Brive-la-Gaillarde has some of the most beautiful buildings visitors could meet while being in the region. One of these buildings is the hotel Labenche built according to the typical style of the Renaissance, and which has become the Brive museum, allowing visitors to meet it and observe its structure and architecture as well as the objects it exhibits.

Other interesting buildings in Brive-la-Gaillarde

Besides the museum of Brive, there also are several other interesting buildings to meet within Brive-la-Gaillarde. Among these other buildings there are, for example, the Echevins tower, the Treillard House, the Saint Martin’s crypt, and the Doctrinaire high school. The Doctrinaire high school is particularly interesting due to the fact that its structure dates from the XVI century, and most of it still shows the original features it had when it was built.


Gastronomy is another of the most appealing attractions the town of Brive-la-Gaillarde offers. While being in this town, tourists could enjoy some of the typical dishes of the region prepared in the most unique and exquisite way due to the fact that Brive-la-Gaillarde is famous by its chefs and restaurants.

The importance of gastronomy in this town can also be seen through its markets. There are important food markets opening in this town according to weekly schedules and which are a great attraction for visitors who wish to meet a peculiar and traditional aspect of the region.

Liqueur production

Brive-la-Gaillarde is also famous throughout the entire region of Perigord due to its liqueur production. This town is said to produce not only the most amazing walnut liqueur of the region but also one of the best ones of all France. This way, gastronomy in all its ramifications is one of the main strengths of the town and among the main areas tourists should explore.

Map of Brive-la-Gaillarde in France

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