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

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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SCAN EXPRESS CLASSIQUE / IGN
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CARTES TOPOGRAPHIQUES / IGN
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SCAN EXPRESS STANDARD / IGN
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CARTES LITTORALES / SHOM/IGN
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Guided tour of Nantiat

Discovery of the architectural heritage of Nantiat by one of its inhabitant : the church, baptistery 11th-12th centuries, menhir 'La Croix Paraud'...

Place de l'église 87140 NANTIAT
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
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Marie Véronique Bury's bed and breakfast (Gîtes de France)

Marie Dominique and her husband live in an old farmhouse renovated with charm and authenticity. Their home connects with another building with a living room and 5 guest rooms each with their own bathroom, their own charm. In the living room a staircase leads to the first floor with an attic room for 2 people and a 2 bedroom suite for 4. On the ground floor, there are three rooms for 2. Each one has an outdoor access, one is wheel-chair friendly, and two have a mezzanine. The flowery garden and nearby forest, invite you to relax, and on sunny days, you can enjoy the pool. Breakfast is served in the living room near the wood stove or on the garden terrace. Open from 27 April to 15 November.

8 route des Lèzes 87510 SAINT JOUVENT
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
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EARL Terre de Ciel - Organic fruits, vegetables, lamb, eggs, and bread

Jérôme KELLER produces in biodynamic agriculture fruits and vegetables, lamb meat and eggs. He also raises Mérens horses for animal-drawn and to ride.

Gauchoux Bas 87300 PEYRAT DE BELLAC
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
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Chèvrerie de l'Age Barrière - Saint-Ouen-sur-Gartempe

Frédéric BESSAGUET and Anne VIRIEU raison goats and sheep to make cheese. In this small farm, milking is manual and cheese-making technique is traditionnal.

1 Les Fontenelles 87300 BERNEUIL
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
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873482 - 7 people - 3 bedrooms - 3 'épis' ears of corn - Thouron

In a pleasant hamlet house opening onto a limousine independent field of flowers. Fishing lake with boat available to about 100 m.

La Combe 87140 THOURON
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
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873144 - 4 people - 2 bedrooms - 3 'épis' (ears of corn) - Compreignac - fiche 2012

In a hamlet near Lake St Pardoux, detached house situated in a park with a fishing pond of 1 ha and a swimming pool (10x5, 5) shared with owners. It has a small field and an independent terrace.

La Faye 87140 COMPREIGNAC
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
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