The LIMOUZI TANGO WEEK-END is :
27 hours of milongas with famous DJ's, a nice dance floor in parquet, the felted atmosphere of the Espace Confluences in Condat-sur-Vienne, drinks and nice little things to nibble, exhibitors of Argentine tango items and as always, the presence of our nice little cow Yolanda la Vaca.
Friday 26th of OCtober – 4 PM
Friday 26th of OCtober – 10 PM
Saturday 27th of October – 2 PM
Saturday 27th of October – 10 PM
Sunday 28th of October – 2 PM
DJ «Céline Devèze »
DJ « David X Tango »
DJ « Eric Heleno »
DJ « DJ Naoko »
WARNING !!! Dear Limouzi Tangueros and Limouzi Tangueras, you will be asked during this Limouzi Tango Weekend to take special care of your tango !
Although in Limousin we are all a bit crazy, you will not be authorised to go mimicking the mad cow in the middle of the dance floor! We will ask you to respect a good circulation in the ball in order to participate
all together in a harmonious dance.
This will prevent you from being given legendary nicknames such as :
« the Scud », « the Greek », « The Fan » or even « the Salmon », but also to force us to ask you to pay more attention.
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We advise you to register as couples. Single registrations will be kept on a waiting list and will become valid as soon as a partner signs in.
However, in order to make searching future partners and exchanging with them easier, you can also submit your contact information on this page to be contacted or to contact interested partners yourself.
Please download and fill out the form below. Your information will be posted on this page and you can then view the details of the tangueros or tangueras who would like to do the same workshops as you in order to contact directly.
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Previous LIMOUZI TANGO FESTIVALS
The previous Limouzi Tango Festivals took place in June since 2014 with participants from all over France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and even Australia! A successful challenge for the small organising association, Tango A Vivre Limoges which is now, well known.
Tagged as a gold medal event by all its participants for its cheerfulness, the quality of the maestros and musicians, as well as the efficiency of the organising team and their warm welcome, LIMOUZI TANGO FESTIVAL has become an event not to be missed. here is a little "souvenir" video :
More photos and videos are available on this website. You can also use the links below to watch all our videos and follow us on YOUTUBE or access all our photos on our FACEBOOK page and become a fan to receive
all the notifications regarding the festival!
See you soon !!!!
Where to find us ?
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The LIMOUZI TANGO WEEK-END will take place at :
4 Rue de la République
How to contact us ?
LIMOUZI TANGO FESTIVAL
Association Tango A Vivre
25 rue Marivaux
Tel : + 33 (0)6 13 89 48 78
Mail : email@example.com
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Welcome to Limousin !
Here is some information to help you discover our beautiful region
and make you want to come back.
First of all, Limousin is made up of :
3 departments, Corrèze, Creuse, Haute-Vienne, 747 towns and villages, covering an area of 16,942 square kilometres
and a population of 741,000 inhabitants.
Limousin is also :
A PRIVILEGED AND WELL-PRESERVED ENVIRONMENT
Limousin is one of the regions of France that boasts some of the most attractive natural sites. The stunning landscape of the gorges of the Luzège river seen from the viaduct of theRochers Noirs, or of the river Creuse in Crozant (landscapes that have been painted countless times by Guillaumin, Cézanne or Monet), the Gimel waterfalls, the lakes scattered over the region, the green hills and the chaotic nature of the eroded rocks of the Monts de Blond, the bare rocky limestone plateau of the Brive Country, the forest, peat bogs and dry moors of the Plateau de Millevaches, offer the visitor a real kaleidoscope of landscapes. Limousin is therefore
a wonderful terrain for hikers, bikers or riders
with its 7 700 km of way marked trails.
AN EXCEPTIONAL HERITAGE
Limousin boasts a thousand buildings that are classified or registered on the list of Historical Monuments. The rural heritage (mills, fountains, bakers' ovens, pigeon lofts...) is particularly dense. Major medieval sites also abound, such as the Chalucet, Crozant oR Ventadour castles. Also worth mentioning are the museographic exhibitions of the Cité des Métiers et des Arts in Limoges, the Gôt mill in St Léonard-de-Noblat or the Pouligny tilery in Chéniers.
The unusual past of the region has left us an original historical heritage varying from the many gallo-roman remains to the numerous medieval ruins, castles, collegiate churches such as the Saint-Léonard church or abbeys like the Aubazine Cistercian abbey.
The value of parts of this heritage has been enhanced by the creation of theme itineraries that follow prestigious historic trails such as the Saint-Jacques de Compostelle or the Richard Cœur de Lion routes.
A number of characteristic villages are listed among the «most beautiful villages in France», such as Collonges-la-Rouge,
Curemonte, Turenne, Mortemart...
On a different note, the martyred village of Ouradour-sur-Glane with its Memorial Centre is a place of great public interest.
Local artisan talents of Limousin also arouses the interest of the visitors who are keen on the traditional arts of tapestry, enamelling
and of course china & Porcelaine.
TOP CLASS SPORTS
Limousin has two leading clubs. The CSP basketball team, with its impressive list of titles, since between 1982 and 2000 it won the Korac Cup, the European Cup Winners Cup as well as the European Champions League and recently the French Championships Pro A in 2014 and 2015, but also the CABC Rugby Club, winner of the European Cup in 1997.
A SPECIFIC LANGUAGE
The Limousin tongue is a dialect which is derived from the Occitan language. The linguistic border between the oc and oïl languages being situated in the extreme north of Limousin, our region is therefore part of the Occitan country. The troubadours spoke this language which was used for centuries until its decline at the turn of the 20th century. It has since become popular again: today such associations as the Calandreta Lemosina, a French-Occitan bilingual school, or the 'Institut d'estudis occitans dau lemosin', perpetuate the language. You will therefore have guessed that Limouzi, the name of our festival, means « Limousin ».
TASTY LITTLE DISHES
Relying on local products (beef, lamb, pork, apples, chestnuts and nuts or mushrooms), Limousin gastronomy is less famous than those of Auvergne or Périgord, yet it is no less worthy of interest.
Limousin meat, named after the breed of beef cattle, is so widely famous for its quality and taste that it is present on all 5 continents. Agneau Baronnet (lamb) and porc cul-noir (black-bottomed pigs) are also renowned
for the quality of their meat.
Chestnuts... Limousin has always been placed under the sign of the chestnut tree, hence the choice of its dented leaf as the official symbol of the region. For centuries, the « bread tree» and its fruit constituted the staple diet and main economic ressource of its inhabitants. At the beginning of the 17th century, the chestnut tree covered 40% of Limousin territory. Today, it is to be found mainly in Corrèze and in the south of Haute-Vienne,
the country of the « Feuillardiers ».
Tourtous, Galetous, Farça... Buckwheat pancakes were used as fresh bread throughout the day. They are called « tourtous » in Brive and Tulle
and « galetous » in Limoges.
The potato pie is basically made of potatoes and yeast dough cooked with fresh cream or minced pork breast.
The clafoutis is a sort of puffed pancake batter filled with unpitted small black cherries. When baking, the cherries give out their juice, which makes the dough turn purple. The stones of the cherries release a woody flavour and their tannin reinforces the taste of the fruit.
There are other local cakes or biscuits: the Saint Léonard de Noblat massepains, the Saint Yrieix la Perche madeleine, the Creusois cake...
Limousin is also a big producer of apples,
as they are used especially for cider.
Finally, the region is also famous for its beer (Michard brewery in Limoges, 23-Beers in Saint Etienne de Fursac) and for its liquors (Denoix Maîtres Liquoristes in Lower Corrèze, the Distillery of the Centre of France in Limoges, amongst others).
You will of course have the opportunity of sampling all those goodies if you have a taste of our « LIMOUSIN BUFFET »!!!
HISTORY OF LIMOUSIN
55000 BC: Human settlement of Neanderthal men.
750 to 52 BC : The Lémovices, a Celtic tribe, fortify a dozen sites. Local crafts like graphited ceramics making start developing.
50 BC to AD 200 : A period of prosperity in Gallo-Roman days : Augustoritum (Limoges) is founded in 16 BC, new roads are built.
4th Century : Beginning of evangelisation.
5th and 6th Centuries : Visigoth then Frankish occupation, progress of evangelisation in rural areas.
10th Century : Limousin is divided into several big fiefs: the viscounties of Limoges, Rochechouart (Haute-Vienne), Turenne, Comborn and Ventadour (Corrèze), Aubusson, and the county of Marche (Creuse).
12th Century : Alienor d'Aquitaine marries Henry II, King of England. Like Aquitaine, Limousin is placed under English rule. Angry Limousin lords side with the King of France against the King of England.
1199 : Death in Châlus of Richard the Lionheart.
13th Century : Limousin enamels spread throughout Europe.
1337 to 1453 : When the Hundred Years' War ends,
Limousin is utterly devastated.
14th Century : Several Popes originating from Lower Limousin
are elected in Avignon.
End of the 17th Century Under the influence of Colbert, royal tapestry manufactories are created in Aubusson (1665), in Felletin (1685), and a royal arms manufacture is created in Tulle (1690).
Industrial activity develops along the Vienne river.
18th Century: Several renowned intendants are appointed: d'Orsay (1710-1718, 1724-1730), Tourny (1730-1743), Turgot (1761-1774). It is a period of prosperity for Limousin: roads are built, the discovery of kaolin in Saint Yrieix is at the origin of the creation of the fisrt porcelain
manufactory in Limoges (1771).
1790 : Creation of the Corrèze, Creuse and Haute-Vienne departments.
1842 : David Haviland creates a china workshop in Limoges ; it is the first American factory to be established in France.
1850 to 1870 :: The first train arrives in Limoges in 1856, then in Brive in 1860. Development of Limousin industry in the fields of china, shoe making, weapons or extracting industries.
1889 : Bourganeuf is the first city in France where electricity is introduced.
1895 : Creation in Limoges of the CGT trade union.
1914 to 1918 : The war causes a heavy toll in human lives.
1940 : Limousin becomes a refuge for the populations that flee the war thus seeing its population double.
1940 to 1945 : The French resistance being deeply implanted in Limousin, two massacres are perpetrated in the region :
Tulle and Oradour sur Glane in June 1944.
1968 : Creation of the University.
1972 : Official creation of the Limousin Region.
2014 : The first internacional Argentine tango festival in Limousin, the LIMOUZI TANGO FESTIVAL
AND in 2017 : The FIRST LIMOUZI TANGO WEEK-END !!!!
FAMOUS LIMOUSIN PEOPLE
Pierre DESPROGES (1939-1988). A journalist, humorist and TV man, Pierre DESPROGES spent most of his childhood in Châlus.
Saint ELOI (around 588-660). Bishop of Noyon and counsellor to the king Dagobert I, Saint Eloi was born near Limoges into a Gallic family, and was later apprenticed to a goldsmith in Limoges. He founded several abbeys in the region (Saint Martial, Solignac).
Louis-Joseph GAY-LUSSAC (1778-1850) was born in Saint-Léonard de Noblat (Haute-Vienne). A physicist and chemist, he discovered the law
of expansion of gases in 1804.
Georges GUINGOUIN (1913-2005) was born in Magnac-Laval. One of the first resistants, known as the « Préfet du maquis », he organised the secret army in Limousin and led several operations against the occupying forces.
Edmond MALINVAUD (né en 1923). An ecomomist born in Limoges, he was the director of the Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (I.N.S.E.E.) between 1974 and 1987.
Jean-François MARMONTEL (1723-1799). A French philosopher and writer famous throughout the world in the 18th century. He was born on July 11 1723 in Bort les Orgues in Haute-Corrèze.
Martin NADAUD (1815-1898). A bricklayer originating from Creuse, Martin NADAUD invented this famous aphorism: «Quand le bâtiment va, tout va» (When the building industry flourishes, everything flourishes), and he used to repeat «Vouloir, c'est pouvoir» (where there's a will, there's a way).
Auguste RENOIR (1841-1919). An impressionist painter born in Limoges, he learnt painting in a porcelain painting workshop in Paris. His major masterpieces represent the human face and scenes of contemporary happy life.
Suzanne VALADON (1865-1938). Mother of Maurice UTRILLO, Suzanne VALADON was born in Bessine-sur-Gartempe. She has painted nudes,
still lives and landscapes.
Closer to us, we can also mention the former president Jacques CHIRAC, the fashion designer Jean-Charles de CASTELBAJAC who has links in Limousin, as well as the racing cyclists Raymond POULIDOR and Luc LEBLANC, or the basketball player Richard DACOURY who won most of his titles with the CSP.
Argentine Tango in Limousin
There are three Tango associations in Limousin.
« Tango à Vivre » is the one which is promoting this event. Ruled by the so-called 1901 law, this non-profit making association was created in 1997 by a few tango lovers. For now 19 years, this association has offered regular yearly multi-level classes and courses with internationally famous maestros. It also organizes milongas and concerts and takes part in several public events including tango shows as in the last “Francophonies” Festival.
The « Tango à Vivre » association bustles with life! This is due of course to the commitment and enthusiasm of its members but also the work and energy of its committee! For every body’s pleasure, « Tango à Vivre » introduces Limousin people to the great tango Argentine dance and
makes them feel it and love it.
Following the success of the Limouzi Tango Festival since 2014 and because many dansers have been asking for it Tango A Vivre , the volunteer members decided to organize an event only dedicated to milongas :
the LIMOUZI TANGO WEEK-END.
None of them are Argentinian, nor professional dancers, but they are true Tango lovers, respectful of Argentine tango and of its history. We can assure you that they will do their best to make this festival a great success.
And so you'll feel like coming back next year !
The Week-end Program
27 hours of milongas with famous DJ's, a nice dance floor in parquet, the felted atmosphere of the Espace Confluences in Condat-sur-Vienne, drinks and nice little things to nibble, exhibitors of Argentine tango items and as always, the presence of our nice little cow : Yolanda la Vaca.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM
Where to eat ?
Where to sleep ?
Places to visit ?
In Haute-Vienne :
Limoges, capital of Limousin, famous for its renowned porcelain, has a lot to offer. The St Etienne cathedral and its cobblestone streets, The Evêché gardens and the Museum of Fine Arts, the Rue de la Boucherie, the Temple courtyard, the National Porcelain Museum, the Adrien Dubouché Museum, the Cité de la Céramique, the Museum of the French Resistance, etc...
Located in the south-west of Limoges, Châlus is famous for its medieval castle and for being the town where Richard the Lion Heart, King of England, was fatally wounded in 1199.
The Memorial Centre and the martyred town of Oradour-sur-Glane are a symbolic place of remembrance of the Second World War French Resistance. The village was burnt down on June 10 1944 by a German Waffen-SS company and all its inhabitants were massacred.
In Corrèze :
Collonges-la-Rouge, dubbed 'The village with twenty-five towers', is a red sandstone fortified village which was historically the first one to be awarded the title of 'Most beautiful village in France'.
The 15th century medieval castle of Sédières, has been entirely restored. Nestling in an idyllic green setting it is surrounded by lakes.
Situated northwest of Tulle, the village of Gimel-les-Cascades,
one of the "Most beautiful villages in France", is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Limousin.
In Creuse :
Famous for its tapestries, Aubusson is the home of the famous
"Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie".
The Sédelle Arboretum is a six hectare site along the Sédelle river that was turned into an arboretum boasting an extraordinary collection of maple trees, dogwood and lime trees.
The Loups de Chabrières animal park in the Monts de Guéret enables the visitors to watch the grey wolves originating from Europe and the black and white wolves imported from Canada in near wildlife living conditions, thanks to very large enclosures.
Finally, covering an area of 1000 hectares and spreading over the 3 departments, the Vassivière Lake is the largest reservoir in France.
How to register ?
To participate to the event, prior reservation is compulsory
and must be received by the 21st of October 2018.
Reservations will close on this date.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THIS PAGE.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM
All reservation are made with the association Tango A Vivre based in Limoges: you need to send us your registration form by e-mail at:
and make your payment by bank transfer on the bank details indicated on the registration form BEFORE the 22nd of October of 2017.
NO REGISTRATION CAN BE CONSIDERED VALID UNLESS
FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE.
We advise you to register as couples. Single registrations will be kept on a waiting list and will become valid as soon as a partner signs in.
The number of participants being limited to 180 persons, we advice you to register as soon as possible. The PASS cards will be handed out on the spot.
Reduced rates are available on the Pass Week-End for Tango A Vivre members.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM
Shopping during the week-end
"Alex Tanguero" with Alexander Carles
A large choice of tango shoes for men and women
of the famous italian brand Mme Pivot.
"Créations Sylvie D." with Sylvie Delord
Tango clothes for men and women made in "LIMOUZI".
"Troc Tango" with Elizabeth Perrot
Bring the tango clothes you don't use any more and Elizabeth will sell them for you !