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We are located in the Parc Naturel de Perigord et Limousin

On the borders of Department 87 South West Haute Vienne, just 15 minutes from Department 24 Dordogne and 10 minutes from Department 16 Charente.  We get the best of the four seasons with hot summers and short winters, yet still barely an hour away from ski peaks.

 There is lots to do throughout the region, with plenty of fine dining along the way.

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From Chateaux to Vineyards, from Cognac to Champagne, from Mushrooms to Cheese and beyond.  There are plenty of physical activities, and much opportunity to relax.  Here we will offer you some suggestions to get the adventure juices flowing.  We are sure you enjoy diversions along the routes as you pass by signage that offers a welcome to passers-by as well.

Seriously though, this list was never intended to be exhaustive, its purely a starting point.  Check them out and see where your own research leads you too.

Websites to check out for Local Tourism:

The Commune of Champsac is larger than you first imagine, with quite a thriving community of activity.

Local tourist office in Oradour Sur Vayres will have plenty of information for the whole Haute Vienne Department 87

Discover what to do, in advance, around our departmental capital of Limoges

 MEET AN ALPACA

Here at Berry Emporium, you can make your appointment to Meet an Alpaca. You can also arrange to Walk An Alpaca. You could arrange to have a Photograph With An Alpaca at your Wedding, Meet & Greet Event, or other Special Occasion. Our boys are all very well trained on halter and lead rein. So contact Melody to discuss the options and to arrange appointments. We will also be able to offer an Alpaca Experience with Cheese Tasting & Wine included from later in 2020. We are looking at online booking systems to make this easier for you in the long term.

Chateaux, Ampitheatres, Gardens ….

We are nearby to the grand Chateau de Brie.  You can arrange to visit, and even to stay, with multiple options, so check out their website

We are in the heart of the Route Richard Coeur de Lion – with 19 stunning sites open to visitors as you tread in the footsteps of Richard the Lionheart in his final days of his life, through this fabulous area of France

Museum –

Its hard to miss that this area is steeped in the history of the French Resistance, so we will say this only once –

Oradour sur Glane is a monument to the horrors of the Second World War, and is retained exactly as it was on the day the most horrific and unexplained massacre occurred. A must see for those interested in the genuine history of the World Wars, and the impact they had.

Winery

On any map, anywhere you stick a pin will almost assuredly produce a location near a winery. Just drive around and look for signs at the end of driveways to just pull in, or zoom in on google maps, and you will find somewhere to enjoy a luscious tasting session.

Sports

There are various multi sports facilities in the area. Some incur charges, others are entirely free for public use. Please check your preferred destination before departing for offers.

Swimming Lake at St Matthieu

Walking

Chemin Compostelle – 

Our lovely hamlet of Chez Elie is directly on the Limoges to Bordeaux route for the Saint Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimage (Route GR654).  The route takes you right past our door.  We hope to be able to offer hostel style sleeping at our home from 2020 for those inspired to make the journey. Maps can be purchased from www.ffrandonee.com

Cycling

A very popular area for  Voie Vertes cycling routes (Route GR654) through France.  Our region offers spectacular mountain terrain within forests and wide open countryside, lakes and rivers in abundance.  Challenging, yet stunning in every way.

 

Food & Drink

We use our local Boulangerie Patisserie Epicerie supplier at Boulangerie Chez Rose. Of course we like to support local, however it does help when they are really good already too! You can find them at 15 Rue des Fontaines, 87230 Champsac. They also provide post office facilities too.

Local Festivals

 

Spiritual & Personal Development

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Artisanal Shopping 

First place to go ………. our own ONLINE SHOP or visit in person by prior arrangement