Prairie fleurie a Vassivière

Vassivière - Plateau de Millevaches

A large bowl of nature and culture Come and discover a peaceful territory where everything is harmony of moods and colors. Discoveries, healing and eal «made in France» will be at the «rendez-vous» !

Voile sur le lac de Vassivière

Discover the virtual tour of Lake Vassivière

According to popular belief, the Millevaches plateau located in the heart of the Limousin gets its name from the Germanic term batz (source), making it “the land of a thousand sources”.

It is a fitting name for this remarkable site that alternates peat bogs, dry heaths, deciduous forests and streams that are at the origin of many rivers like the Creuse, Nézère and the Vienne. It is home to fragile animal species, including otters, and is a resting place for migrating birds. Itis also a paradise for fishermen and hikers.

To the north-west of the plateau, Vassivière Lake offers you an exceptional holiday area and the promise of wonderful discoveries. Its fine sandy beaches and recreational ports overflow with water activities, from sailing to leisurely visits aboard cruise boats. You can also enjoy its majestic forests and explore its secluded trails on foot, horseback, mountain bike or quad.

Lac de Vassivière

It is a land of legends that combines contemporary artistic creation (with its centre for contemporary art designed by Aldo Rossi) and local traditions to be discovered along the way. The surface of the lake covers 1000 ha and it possesses 45 km of shoreline.

Half an hour away by car, take the time to discover the town of Aubusson, whose tapestry craft has been placed on the UNESCO list for intangible cultural heritage. Today, its weavers work with the greatest contemporary artists and the Cité de la Tapisserie exhibits priceless masterpieces.

Further north, continue your trip through the “valley of painters”, the “muse” of many a great artist. The exceptional light of the landscapes of the Creuse valley made it a land of inspiration for Impressionist painters and figures in many of the works of the masters (Monet, Corot, Picabia, etc.). Don’t miss the fascinating visits to the Hotel Lépinat, dedicated to the history of the Painters of the Valley (Crozant), and the Centre d’Art-Espace Claude Monet/Rollinat in Fresselines.

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When competition time is over, the stars of the oval ball welcome you to their fiefdom. Here’s my selection of the...

Here are a few thrills-guaranteed getaway ideas for everyone, an invitation to discover Nouvelle-Aquitaine from the sky....

The chefs and passion of Nouvelle-Aquitaine products. Meetings from London to the Basque Country through La Rochelle,...

Here are some original ideas for everyone from 7 to 77! Discover some unexpected places or rediscover them from a new...

No, camping is not just for summertime holidays! Discover my selection of campsites open all year round. An opportunity...

If he isn’t in his cookery school in Eugénie-les-Bains busy delivering masterclasses in dishes for detox, chef Michel...

Enjoy a coffee, stroll in the fresh air, admire the works of street artists or glide on the ramps of a skatepark, Darwin...

La Fabrique is a 3-star hotel in La Rochelle, with a Zen feel in a perfect location for great stay with broad horizons.

To uncover one-of-a-kind places, to motivate your kids to roam through towns, to discover new landscapes, check out...

A bold architectural statement designed to evoke the soul of wine, set between the river and the city. Bordeaux and its...

This autumn has already sent us a number of chilly mornings, and perhaps you’re thinking of taking time out from...

Peaking at 905 metres, the Rhune is a mythical summit, symbol of the Basque Country. The rack-railway that leads to the...

The oval world is a blend of on-the-pitch matches and grandstand dress codes! Between the clothes shops created by...

Aymeric and Alexandra Broussaud took over the helm of a business that had been passed down over the generations. Here,...

Cognac is a deft blend of traditional and contemporary. Take Martell, for example. It’s one of the oldest Cognac...

That afternoon was a very hot one for a family visit to La Rochelle, so when we passed in front of the Aquarium on our...

Staple of every menu in the Basque country, this baby squid is cooked à la plancha, pan-fried with garlic and parsley,...

This is our top 10 Nouvelle-Aquitaine golf courses. The region offers you the green carpet on amazing routes,...

Come and discover the fascinating world of animals in Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s wildlife parks! Hundreds of species and...

The Most Beautiful Villages in France label is awarded to the most picturesque, authentic villages with a well-preserved...

Spring has sprung and oh how great it is to meet up with friends on a terrace. Rooftops are pretty much the...

Get ready for exceptional places and extraordinary natural sites that will take your breath away. Whether you’re on...

Nouvelle-Aquitaine is such a vast and varied region that it's difficult to choose where to go. So here are my current...

Right or left bank? From the Médoc to the Sauternes and the Saint-Émilion region, Bordeaux is full of amazing spots to...

Discover the most instagrammable sites of the Landes-Armagnac destination. Must-not-miss sites where you’re sure to...

Rugby is first and foremost a collective sport played across the globe. But, in Nouvelle-Aquitaine it’s also a...

Nouvelle-Aquitaine, in South west France, is a territory where you never get bored: gastronomy and fine dining, lively...

In the Basque Country, baby squid or "chipirons" are a veritable institution! Deciphering a culinary phenomenon at the...

One of the largest man-made lakes in France is in the north-west of the Millevaches Regional Nature Reserve, just an...

Porcelain? We know all about it! It’s what makes Limoges live and breathe, and it gets around! An ancient tradition...

Whether you’re for or against bullfighting, the Feria is so much more! You’ll soon develop a taste for it... In 5...

What should you definitely see, do and eat when you visit Cognac? Visit the great cognac houses, naturally, but also...

What should you absolutely see, do and taste when you visit Niort and the Marais Poitevin? From the calm waters of the...

Every corner of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, land of water par excellence, as the etymology of its name suggests (Aqua = water in...

Espadrilles, Basque cake, Espelette pepper, Ossau-Iraty ... these products may not be familiar to you, but in the Basque...

Sailing along the rivers of Nouvelle-Aquitaine is another way to enjoy your holidays, relaxed roaming along waterways...

Between the mountains and the ocean, the corsair town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz has become the capital of gastronomy and...

Arcachon Bay is a fabulous playground for seasoned and amateur fishermen alike. Discover the joys of tuna fishing with...

Follow all the rugby matches of the 2019-2020 season of the Top 14 and support the Nouvelle-Aquitaine clubs: SU Agen,...

Would you like to observe birds in their natural environment? It’s good to know that, every autumn and every spring,...

Up a tree, in a gipsy caravan, a 'bubble' or a yurt... Check out our selection of unusual places to spend an...

On the grass, on the water, the bridge, or the hill... There are nice spots for lunch all along the course of the...

Although the emblem of Limoges is porcelain, the capital of firing art is also a « Town of Art and History » that...

“La Marcelle”, a vintage sloop from 1935, invites young and old alike on-board for a trip around Fort Boyard and a...

Bathed in end-of-the-river light, the fishing ports, marinas and harbours of the Gironde Estuary have a distinctive...

Head off for our snow-covered mountains, via Pau, the gateway to the Pyrénées, and discover a magical site for young...

Just after Bordeaux, the Garonne and the Dordogne meet up to form the Gironde estuary - the biggest in Europe. A whole...

Today, we are going to tell you about « Jardins de Sothys » and its « Remarkable Garden » label, rewarding the...

Get ready to dive into the fun, fantastic and magical world of Futuroscope !

When you’re on holidays, keeping your children busy and happy without overspending isn’t always simple! So when my...

Must-sees, must-dos, must-tastes during a trip to Angoulême… From the ramparts of the city high on the plateau to the...

It’s the ‘in’ thing to do this winter: slow skiing! Meaning: “the mountains differently’, slower, closer to...

In all four corners of this vast department, the Landes is brimming with hidden treasures to liven up your stay in the...

Elles Surf is a group of five friends, one of which is Dorothée Vial. They first got acquainted out on the water, off...

Fancy an incredible treasure hunt in a medieval setting? Head off to Bressuire to do the must-not-miss trail of the...

In Nouvelle-Aquitaine, bikes rule supreme! Head off on these three bikeways and discover the region’s landscape,...

Are you visiting the Cognac vineyard between the River Charente and La Haute Saintonge and looking for things to do...

The feast of Saint John is a time for getting together with friends ! Clément was born in Les Landes, and...

1h40 of music to listen to while on holidays, or to share in the evening with your friends, or simply put it on and ...

The Route des cols (mountain passes) weaves its way through the Pyrénées from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean...

What should you definitely see, do and eat when you visit Angoulême? From the Plateau ramparts on the banks of the...

The Ministry of Magic informed us of your arrival in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. We’re on hand to guide you as you begin your...

Follow all the rugby matches of the 2019-2020 season of the Top 14 and support the Nouvelle-Aquitaine clubs: SU Agen,...

So, you reckon vineyard work is hard? Well, you’d be right. But it’s also a wonderful adventure! Grape harvesting is...

Pau, a gateway to the Pyrenees, is a town of many features. Make the most of a colourful week-end combining snow and...

Need some peace and wide open spaces for your holidays and, at the same time, wish to engage in a sustainable,...

There's nothing like a boat trip for getting a different perspective! From Bordeaux, you've got the choice between...

Its very name conjures up happy images of holidays, small harbours and long bike rides. But the Île de Ré also...

A family day out that combines knowledge with fun to teach you everything you need to know about Limousin cattle.

Climb on-board with Arnaud Uthurriague for a no-sport-involved jaunt through the mountains at the very heart of the...

Of course in Nouvelle-Aquitaine there are Bordeaux and Cognac vineyards, but there are also rather-more intimate...