the town

Fardoux, the hamlet where camping Vive la Vie is located, is located 1.5 kilometers from La Coquille between Limoges and Perigieux

cart tourist

La Coquille is located at an altitude of 350 meters and is located in the middle of the green Limousin-Périgord park. With an area of ​​2237 Ha, it is included in this Regional Natural Park. It is called the gateway to the south. It is indeed located in the north of Aquitaine and the south of the Limousin. The town is crossed by the N 21 (Limoges Spain) and by the Limoges-Périgueux-Bordeaux railway, where the small SNCF station of La Coquille is located, 5 trains a day stop there

trains SNCF from Limoges to Périgeux and train from Périgeux to Limoges

It takes its name from its place on the route of the Pilgrimage to Compostella

St Jaques de Compostella
st. Jacobs shell

Hilly and a mixture of forests, grasslands and crops characterize the landscapes. Their homogeneity is mainly due to the permanent and extremely fine mixture of trees and forests, water, farmland and buildings. They are mostly coppice species, in which the chestnut tree occupies a predominant place. Water is ubiquitous in several ways and is also one of the fundamental elements of landscapes. For example, a small river crosses the town: the Valouze. Agricultural land is in the majority. As a result of maintaining traditional, extensive farming systems and allowing production recognized for their quality (Limousin beef, vea, lamb and ducks for the ‘foie gras’), farmland gives predominance to permanent grassland and pastures. The region has retained its authenticity and traditional characters. Often the “patois”, the old Occitan language, is still spoken fluently…

The history of La Coquille:

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