Saint-Junien is the second largest town in the Haute-Vienne department with a poplulation of approximately 12000. It is situated 12 km from Oradour-sur-Glane and is less than 30 km from Limoges on the road system linking the Alps and the Auvergne to the Atlantic Ocean and Paris to the Pyrenees. It is at the start of the Natural Regional Park of Perigord-Limousin, and is proud to be part of the occitan country and its history of troubadours.
A glovers' town, a town of character
Stretching from the banks of the Vienne river to the banks of the Glane river, Saint-Junien offers the visitor some remarkable architectural heritage, the most important being the Romanesque collegiate church. Saint-Junien has kept alive the skills and knowledge that have made it famous, that is, its glove-making, its tannery (small skins) and its paper industry. Pop in to one of the factory shops of the glove factories and the tannery to discover their products.
The working class tradition which made Saint-Junien an important symbol of the mutual, co-operative and voluntary movement, gives this town its proud and dynamic character.
A good place to live :
If you want to recharge your batteries, look no further than Saint-Junien and the Corot site : ideal for both hiking and Sunday afternoon strolls, or you can just sit and relax along the banks of the Vienne river.
Part of the Communauté de Commune Porte Océane du Limousin, Saint-Junien has modern leisure facilities accessible to both locals and visitors alike, for example , the cultural centre La Mégisserie and the swimming pool complex. There is also a large network of associations organising events throughout the year which adds to the vitality of the town. Come and discover the town with its multiple dimensions - you will be constantly surprised !
- from 19 october 2020 to 01 january 2100
Location & access
- 87200 SAINT JUNIEN
- lat. 45.891388 - lon. 0.904444