Tourism in Brive
You’re wondering what to visit in Brive? What you can do there during a stay? The following lines should give you some answers!
Visit Brive and enjoy all its charms. Stroll through its narrow streets lined with private mansions and pretty buildings (the Collège des Doctrinaires or the Maison Cavaignac).
Stop at the Place du 14 juillet, just a stone's throw from our hotel in Brive, and admire this strange lighthouse-water tower built in the 19th century and listed as a Historic Monument in 1984.
Then go to the town's market, much loved and sung about by Brassens. You will find there all the excellent products of the Gaillard region: truffles, mushrooms, walnuts, apples from the Limousin...
If you like religious buildings, don't miss the collegiate church of Saint-Martin, which is located near the Brit Hotel in Brive-la-Gaillarde. Built in the 12th century, it is a fine example of Romanesque architecture. The Grottes de Saint-Antoine are also worth a visit. A place of pilgrimage and walking (Saint Anthony of Padua meditated there in 1226), they offer a very nice view of the town of Brive. Finally, the 14th century Gothic-style Chapel of Saint-Libéral hosts exhibitions throughout the year.
On a cultural level, two museums should be visited: the Museum of Art and History, located in the Hôtel Labenche (Renaissance style), and the Edmond Michelet Museum of the Resistance and Deportation, located in the house of the former minister. The Garage, a contemporary art centre, offers cultural activities throughout the year. The municipal theatre, with its beautiful building, hosts many shows.
In Brive and its surroundings, nature is rich and rejuvenating! It is therefore the ideal place for a walk, for example to the Lac du Causse, a few kilometres from our hotel in Brive!
For the more sporty, other activities are of course possible: canoeing, rafting, climbing, golf...
To have fun with your family or friends, go to the Nature Evasion Adventure Park with its Laser Game, Paintball and Accrobranche. The WizzTiti Park, located at the entrance to the town, offers sports and fun courses accessible from the age of 3.
Want to get some height? Embark on an unforgettable hot air balloon trip to discover the most beautiful and largest natural areas of the Périgord.
Take advantage of your stay to discover the rich local cuisine and its delicious products: black truffles, foie gras, duck breast, terrines, confits, Correzian galette, mushrooms, apples, nuts...
Savour the delights of South-Western gastronomy, close to our hotel in brive!
Take advantage of your stay to discover the rich local cuisine and its delicious products: black truffles, foie gras, duck breast, terrines, confits, Correzian galette, mushrooms, apples, walnuts... Savour the delights of South-Western gastronomy!
It is impossible to talk about Brive without talking about rugby! Brive and its team thrill the whole region in its Amédée-Domenech stadium. Book your seat and go and smell the special atmosphere of a rugby stadium!
Brive is pretty, and so are its surroundings! How can you not be charmed by the enchanting Rocamadour (53 km from Brive), an ancestral city perched on its cliff. Or by the Gouffre de Padirac (47 km from Brive) and its sublime underground passages decorated with numerous stalagmites and stalactites. Or by the medieval jewel that is Sarlat-la-Canéda (51 km from Brive)!
Don't hesitate to discover the riches of this town by booking at the Brit Hotel Brive!