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For the more active there are numerous  walking, running and cycling paths, or why not try a balloon ride or pop into Coussac-Bonneval for the 4x4 club and go off roading or swimming in the hundreds of lakes.

If you want to take it a little easier, visit the many beautiful villages on your dootstep.

St Yrieix is a very complete little town with a full range of shops, bars, banks, supermarkets etc. There is a cinema and a new swimming pool/leisure centre. Market days are the 2nd and 4th Friday each month.

Ségur-le-Château hosts a Producers' Market every Monday evening during July and August. Roam the stalls selecting your meat from one, your wine from another, bread from a third etc. Make your way to the BBQ in the corner where your meat will be cooked for you. Find yourself some space on the trestle tables provided and that's it. Eat, drink and be merry, listen to the live music, dance. What more could you wish for.


Situated in the heart of the Chabrieres forest, take a pleasant stroll in the under-wood, in the heart of a nature reserve, let yourself be guided towards the wildest places. Climb to the top of the wooden battlements and step closer silently. Take the time to study, listen to, and discover the wolf. With a keen and discreet eye, observe the wolf's natural habits: from cuddles to flashes of fangs, from bathing to feeding, from curiosity to fear. A shaded circuit with several observation points from where you can unexpectedly catch the eyes of this fascinating predator.


The lac de Vassivière or Vassivière Lake, one of France's largest artificial lakes, is a large man-made reservoir of about 10 square kilometres. It is situated on the Plateau de Millevaches in the départements of Creuse and Haute-Vienne


Limoges is known for its decorated porcelain, much of which is on display at the Musée National Adrien Debouche. In the historic center, medieval timber-frame houses line Rue de la Boucherie. Set in the former Episcopal Palace, the Musée des Beaux-Arts showcases the history of the city's medieval enamel. The Gothic Cathédrale St-Étienne de Limoges took 6 centuries to complete.


swimming in the lakes
mountain biking
4x4 off roading

On 10 June 1944, the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in Haute-Vienne in the Nazi-occupied France was destroyed, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a Nazi Waffen-SS company. A new village was built nearby after the war, but  president Charles de Gaulle ordered the original maintained as a permanent memorial and museum.


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