Prairie fleurie a Vassivière

Vassivière - Plateau de Millevaches

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Vassivière

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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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Etablissement Thermal de Casteljaloux

4 rue des Thermes 47700 CASTELJALOUX
Du 18/03/2024 au 23/11/2024
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Espace thermoludique Les Bains de Casteljaloux

Bask in the warm sunlight and warm wooden decor of the Casteljaloux Baths. Water takes centre stage here, with four themed areas: the Western Area (Jacuzzi), the Eastern Area (steam room and Turkish bath), the Nordic Area (saunas) and the Far-Eastern area (Japanese baths). Take a dip in the heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools and try our new aquatic features, including bubble beds, massage jets and sprays.

4 rue des Thermes 47700 CASTELJALOUX
Du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
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The Blue Lakes Inn

Located in the south of Saintonge, near the old clay quarries or blue lakes that gave it its name, this hotel-restaurant will seduce nature and authenticity lovers.
Located in the south of Saintonge, near the old clay quarries or blue lakes that gave it its name, this hotel-restaurant will seduce nature and authenticity lovers.

It has a pleasant shaded terrace ideal for a drink or a gourmet break. Just a few metres from a pond and the Museum of Popular Trades and Traditions, visitors can enjoy a cultural or nature walk after tasting the local produce.

Le bourg 17270 Clérac
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Museum of Popular Trades and Traditions of Clérac

In the south of the Charente Maritime, you will travel to the heart of peasant life in the last century. Trades, tools, way of life, everything will be explained to you!
Nine trades are represented through their tools: the farmer, the carpenter, the wheelwright, the blacksmith, the joiner, the resin worker, the clog maker, the cobbler and the cooper.

2 route des Châteaux 17270 Clérac
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Houston Boswall Alexander - Fengari Castle

Located in the south of the Charente-Maritime region, these five guest rooms are housed in a 19th-century castle with a 22-acre park.
Lovers of old stones and nature, with family or friends, will appreciate the places full of history. The owners will be happy to show you around the property, which has a yoga studio, two tennis courts and a saltwater pool.

Several activities are offered in the vicinity, from discovering the blue lakes (former clay quarries) to tasting regional products such as the great cognacs to the north and the Bordeaux crus to the south.

11 route des Châteaux 17270 Clérac
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