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Limousin - Historic Region of France

Limousin is a former region of France. Situated on the western slopes of the Massif Central, this is an area often considered off the beaten track where romantic notions of rural French life still exist. The region included the departments of Corrèze, Creuse and Haute-Vienne. With the re-ordering of the administrative regions at the end of 2015, from 2016 Limousin was combined with Aquitaine and Poitou-Charentes to form the region now known as Nouvelle-Aquitaine.


Aquitaine, in the southwest of France, is a popular tourist destination for many reasons: to the west the Atlantic Ocean provides a vast stretch of coastline with sandy beaches, the Pyrénées mountain range to the south forms a border with Spain, the city of Bordeaux proclaims itself the wine industry capital of the world. At the beginning of 2016 Aquitaine became part of a larger administrative region, with Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. The region is now called Nouvelle Aquitaine (New Aquitaine).