The Limousin is one of the 26 main regions of France and arguably one of the most beautiful. With an entire population of 750,000, it is the second least populated region of France, and is very rural, the region being well known for its high quality water and first rate fishing. In general, summer temperatures are often above 32C and can even reach as high as 42C, with the region getting an average of 2000 hours of sunshine a year.
Limoges Limoges is the capital city of the Limousin and is famous for its medieval enamels, 19th century porcelain and its oak barrels for use in the production on Cognac. Today it still has many outlets that sell its products. Some of the main sights include the market, the Château de La Borie, the remains of the 12th century Castle of Chalucet, the Cathedral of St-Etienne, the Crypt of Saint Martial and the bridges of Saint Martial and of St-Etienne.Saint Junien Saint-Junien is the nearest town to Le Moulin De La Roche. A beautiful town with an estimated population of 11,500, Saint-Junien is the second largest town in the region after Limoges. Saint-Junien is the closest large town to our house and provides all the amenities you may require. Lac de Saint-Pardoux Lake Saint Pardoux is a lake of approximately 1 square mile offering a whole host of watersports, fishing, tennis, horseriding and beaches to relax on. As well as this they provide for hiking and mountain biking on paths around the lake and have refreshments available. Lac de Vassiviere One of the largest lakes in France covering 2470 acres with approximately 27 square miles of beaches, lakeside and woodland to hike or cycle round. The lake offers a wide variety of watersports and outdoor activities with great fishing for Carp, Pike, Perch etc. There are 6 fully equipped sand beaches with playgrounds for children, volleyball courts, basketball courts and much more. Parc Bellevue An adventure park for the younger members of your party, with over 70 rides and attractions, water slides, go-karting and a zoo. Oradour-Sur-Glane Oradour was a small town in the Haute-Vienne region of France, just minutes from Le Moulin De La Roche. On 10th June 1944, Oradour was attacked and destroyed by the 2nd Waffen-SS Panzer Division Das Reich, killing 642 men, women and children, without reason or remorse. The town has been left as it was as a reminder and a memorial and is free to visit. Le Parc du Reynou The local safari park, with more than 550 animals including lions, tigers, rhino, giraffe, monkeys and many more and set in the grounds of a ruined chateau. It's open every day in the summer months.
We read about Oradour prior to our visit. I will never forget the experience both eerie and compelling.