Gite accommodation in the Limousin

Information on the Area

Ideally situated for visiting the historic towns and villages in the Dordogne and Limousin regions, with their beautiful chateaux and churches.

The information provided below is by no means exhaustive, so please feel free to contact us if you require further information, or if there are any activities which are of specific interest to you, and we will do our best to help you locate them.


Local Amenities

The village of Ladignac-le-Long (3 km), has a leisure lake with beach, a local bar and a few shops, including a bakery. 


Our local town, St-Yrieix-la-Perche (9 km) is where kaolin, the base ingredient for the renowned Limoges porcelain was discovered and has all the amenities you will need, including several large supermarkets, shops, banks, cinema/theatre and a lovely new water park/leisure centre.


Restaurants and Bars

Our local tabac/bar is 3km away in Ladignac-le-Long. There is a good selection of restaurants and bars in St Yrieix. Or if you get the urge for a pint of guiness pop in to the Fiddlers Rest, near Thiviers!

A new McDonalds has just opened in Saint Yrieix.   Not for everybody we know, but useful for a quick meal with children.


Activities

The local area offers numerous opportunities for walking, sight-seeing, bird-watching or cycling in the Dordogne/Limousin.  St Yrieix has just opened a lovely new recreational water park and fitness centre - ideal for the odd rainy day! If you want to try your hand at fishing in Limousin, visit one of the local leisure lakes (Ladignac, St Yrieix, St Hilaire les Places), or go slightly further afield and visit Lake Vassiviere, one of the largest lakes in France.

Visit a local French market, take a trip to the Safari Park, or combine sight-seeing with a day at the races in Pompadour.

If you are feeling energetic (!) take a 'ride' on the Velo track or try Acrobois (tree adventure climbing) in Bussière-Galant or have some fun Offroading!


Places To Visit

Please find below a few ideas of places to visit on your holiday.   Alternatively, clic on the following link for a more extensive overview of the beautiful Haute-Vienne region.

Visit some of the local towns and villages, such as Le Chalard on the historic route of Richard the Lionheart, once famous for it’s gold mining activities it has a beautiful church which hosts a summer classical music and arts festival, Segur-le-Château, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France, or the fantastic 12th Century fairy-tale Château at Jumilhac-le-Grand.

The remarkable Lascaux cave paintings are a very popular attraction, as is the poignant town of Oradour-sur-Glane (just outside Limoges), which has been left untouched as a memorial to the 642 individuals massacred there by the Nazis in 1944.

If you feel like a day in the City, nearby Limoges renowned for its Limoges porcelain has a good range of shops and restaurants. You can visit the aquarium, take in a museum or two, such as the limoges arts centre, or the ceramic, glass and porcelain museum. Or take a ride on the steam train which runs between Limoges and Ussel, through spectacular gorges and countryside.

On the outskirts of Limoges, visit an amusement park, or see the animated scale models at Feeriland.

Two other towns, which are very attractive and well worth a visit are Perigueux, a lovely market town, with a good selection of shops and restaurants and Brantôme, a pretty little town situated on the river Dronne, where you can enjoy Kayaking and boat trips.


Places We Like!

Elephant Haven http://www.elephanthaven.com/en/

La Pimparola Bijoux et Cadeaux.   Lovely gifts with great service with a personal touch.   Check out their products which support the elephant haven, but lots of other lovely things also.    http://www.lapimparola.com/Elephant_Haven.html