France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Brive-la-Gaillarde, France Guide




An ancient and medieval town, Brive-la-Gaillarde, the largest town in the département of Corrèze, 485 km (301 miles) south of Paris, was a hotbed of resistance movements during the Nazi occupation of France during World War II.

Today it is more or less a workaday town with facilities for the traveler, but not a lot to hold you here. The Office de Tourisme in the lighthouse-topped Château d'Eau is easy to spot near the Théatre, the market and the fairgrounds.

What to See & Do

The medieval town center, is chock-a-block with shops and a few cafés and restaurants. The former Chapelle de Saint-Libéral is now an exhibit space.

Pont Cardinal


Brive-la-Gaillarde railway station offers connections to LimogesPérigueuxBordeauxClermont-FerrandToulouse, and several regional destinations as well as direct Intercités trains to and from Paris (Gare d'Austerlitz, about 4-1/2 hours).








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