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Haute-Vienne

The property is nestled in a peaceful rural hamlet, just 2km from the village of Gorre.  The local restaurant, Le Relais du Gorre, provides an authentic French lunch for approximately €15 each.  There are lovely walks and cycle tracks from the doorstep of the property and multiple close by locations for fishing  (have a look at Three Oaks website www.three-oaks-lake.webs.com, they can provide you with rods etc.)

We are perfectly situated 20 minutes south of Limoges Bellegarde airport and close to the RN21 for road travellers.  We are 15 minutes from Chalus, where the famous Richard the Lionheart died, and 25 minutes from Limoges where there is some wonderful architecture to be seen and lots of shopping and restaurants.  There are supermarkets and boulangeries approximately 10 minutes away.  There is even a baguette machine in Gorre that is replenished 3 times a day!

There is a lot to see and do in the area and these are a few.  You will find lots more in your info pack at the Gite.

LOCAL TOWNS AND CITIES

Limoges

Lots of shops and restaurants and architecture to view, quaint little alleys to explore and the Railway station is well worth a visit.

Piegut Pluvier

An extremely large and busy market is held on Wednesdays in the summer.  You can buy anything from plants to poultry.  There are lots of cafes for refreshments and icecreams, where you can sit and watch the world go by.

Chalus

Richard the Lionheart died here and there is a trail of the crusade that you can follow by car and visit the castle where he died.

Brantome

Lovely scenic town with lots to offer.  A large market is held on Fridays and there are shops and restaurants on the rivers edge.  The Benedictine Abbey is superb and this along with the old stone bridge, weir and pretty mill, now a hotel and restaurant, all make for a photogenic scene.  Look inside the Abbey, built by Charlemagne in 769, and at the troglodyte section behind the Abbey including the cave of the 'Last Judgement'.  These are the remains of the original Abbey and during the summer you can do a night-time visit of the very atmospheric troglodyte section.

Perigeux

Beautiful Medieval city, well worth a visit.

LOCAL CHATEAUS

Rochechouart Chateau 

and 

Rochefoucauld Chateau 

are beautiful and well worth a visit.

LOCAL DAYS OUT

Espace Hermeline

A fantastic day out with the kids and only half an hour away.

wwwespace-hermeline.com

 

Aquarium

The new aquarium in Limoges is well worth a visit.

www.equariumdulimousin.com

Oradour-sur-Glane

On 10th June 1944 the entire village was destroyed by the Nazi's, 642 men, women and children were slaughtered.  The village has been preserved as it was.  There is also a museum to visit.

www.oradour.org

Cassinomagus - Archaeological Park - Chassenon

The most monumental Gallo-Roman baths in France.  On the border of the Charante and the Haute-Vienne, the site of Cassinomagus presents outstanding Gallo-Roman remains in a landscape of 25 hectares including the best preserved and most monumental baths in France.

www.en.cassinomagnus.fr

There are lots of caves in the area to visit and are a great place to go to on hot days as the temperature is cool inside.

We recommend that you visit the Tourist Information Office in Chalus (15 minutes away) where you will find a large selection of tourist leaflets and information.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Bike Hire

Bikes can be hired from Bikes Hire Direct who deliver to the Gite for you.

 www.bikehiredirect.com

Massage

Why not have a lovely, relaxing massage with Bianka.  You will find a leaflet with her details and treatments in your info pack, or visit her facebook page 'La Jourdanie Biene-etre@ for details.

Karting

There is a karting track 10 minutes away at Pageas.

www.circuitkarting.fr/karting-pageas.php

Canoes

You can hire canoes at Aixe-sur-Vienne, 15 minutes away, to enjoy the river.

www.aixeck.fr