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» !

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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In Nouvelle-Aquitaine, five vast regional nature parks, with their preserved landscapes and invaluable heritage, invite...

Located in the South-West of France, discover Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the region where you never get bored! Culture, nature,...

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

On his journey to walk across France, Mathieu Mouillet took the GR10 and crossed the Atlantic section of the Pyrenees,...

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

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

It’s the wildest of the three valleys in the Béarn Pyrénées, it’s also the most preserved. Peaceful and...

All the places you need to know to discover Île d’Aix.

La Vélodyssée is the longest bikeway through France. On the Gironde stretch, head off from the Pointe de Grave in...

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

Driven by the desire to experience travel a different way, one that is closer to nature, Vanessa Lecaille set off on an...

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

There’s a few good ways to explore the Marais poitevin, a vast territory that lies between Niort and La Rochelle....

From the top of the Rhune to the Jaizkibel crests or along the coast from Bayonne to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, the best...

The sun is out. The days are longer. But there’s still no crowds or traffic jams. Keep it to yourself, but spring is...

Horse-riding by the sea is a magical experience. On the beaches of Charente-Maritime accomplished horsewoman, Amélia...

A large bowl of nature and culture Come and discover a peaceful territory where everything is harmony of moods and...

There’s more than just beaches in the Basque Country! Chloé Delanoue, the woman behind the blog, Kinda Break, takes...

If you like mountain biking, hiking, cross country running, horseriding or climbing... Vous aimez le VTT, la randonnée...

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

Since 1867, the family-run Pinton company has remained a leading name in exceptional carpets, rugs and tapestries, using...

Much, much more than Aubusson tapestries is what you'll find when you visit the Cité, listed intangible Cultural...

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

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

What if love was all about finding new ways to spend time together, sharing unique and cosy moments for sweethearts...

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

Spin, felt, weave! Discover the world of wool with my 3 must-not-miss places in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. 100% made in France...

Preserving biodiversity and fostering respect for nature are primary concerns for the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region. As...

Do you know the château de Boussac where George Sand liked to stay? This magical place has kept all the traces of the...

A large bowl of nature and culture Come and discover a peaceful territory where everything is harmony of moods and...

If you like mountain biking, hiking, cross country running, horseriding or climbing... Vous aimez le VTT, la randonnée...

Fancy a great breath of fresh air? Discover a preview here below of a few 100% nature quests which you can also find...

It's the last week of the Easter holidays, and I've decided to give my grandchildren (aged 4 and 8) and their parents, a...

Looking for a holiday that manages to do active and relaxing all in one? Rendez-vous 2.5km from the village of Dolus...

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

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

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...

When it comes to the Cognac appellation there are many ways of finding out about and enjoying it. Distillation methods...

Surfer girl Pauline gives us her secret addresses. From places not to miss and hidden gems, welcome to the secret world...

From Gourmet restaurants to more hidden places, here's our tasty selection of the best places to eat out along the...

Born in Poitiers, I got to know Futuroscope as soon as it opened. I loved it so much that I decided to make a miniature...

The Atlantic Coast is studded with unexpected gems to discover, and the islands of the Charente are just some of them....

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

Since wine is so much more than just a "drink" in France—really, it's a way of life—certain Bordelais winemakers...

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 inspire 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...

Éclade, Pineau, beers, rattes, caramels and - of course - the traditional fishermen's catches or the produce of the...

From Sacha Guitry to Pablo Picasso and Coco Chanel, everyone who was anyone in the Roaring Twenties came to this famous...

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,...

Surfing and chili pepper tastings are not the only things to do in Basque Country! There are also many many...

Looking out over the ocean La Rochelle is a sunny, lively and welcoming place. I took a few days out to discover one of...

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...

Exceptional places and extraordinary natural sites which will take your breath away. Whether you’re on holiday or live...

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

The postcard illustrator Sophie Navas uses her pencils to capture all the charm of central Bordeaux, as it lies along...

Located in the South-West of France, discover Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the region where you never get bored! Culture, nature,...

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...

Awarded “Best of 2017” by Lonely Planet, and an official UNESCO world heritage site, Bordeaux, known locally as the...

35 minutes south of La Rochelle on the banks of the River Charente, Rochefort has always looked to the ocean, especially...

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...