Limoges (capital), Tulle, Aubusson.
The Limousin is probably the most rural region of France with an overall population less than Marseilles. It is famed for some of the best beef farming in the world
and the distinctive Limousin cattle can be seen throughout the region. It is made up of three very different departments:
The department is named after the pretty, meandering river Correze. The Prefecture is based in the city of Tulle which is predominantly known for having French President, Francois Hollande as its Mayor between 2001-2008, however the real driving force of the Correze economy is the town of Brive la Gaillarde. This is by far the biggest town in the department and the medieval centre is packed with shops, cafés and restaurants. The famous Pont Cardinal is a bridge, outside the city centre, that used to act as an important link between Paris and Toulouse. Brive is a rugby town with a long history and an excellent team, French scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili was born there.
The rural Creuse department is dominated by the Massif Central mountain range and has rolling hills and steep valleys down to the river Creuse itself. Most of the farming is beef cattle and you will see a mix of Charolais and Limousin herds. There are no real urban centres in the department which has become a "green tourism" destination. There is little pollution here with plenty of forests throughout the department containing oak, ash, chestnut and hazel trees - this means that it has become a popular "second home" destination for international purchasers seeking to escape modern urban life. House prices in the Creuse are the lowest in the region and amongst the lowest in the country.
The Haute-Vienne department is renowned for one thing - being the home of Limoges and the most famous porcelain in the world. There is, of course, much more to the city of Limoges (and the Haute-Vienne itself), Limoges was founded by the Romans in around 10 BC and was called Augustoritum. The Abbey of St Martial was razed at the beginning of the 19th century but was founded as a monastery in 848 AD. Limoges is the driving force behind the economy of the Limousin and the airport on the outskirts of Limoges is an important access point for the thousands of tourists and holiday home owners.
Cottage at Saleix: is a 17th century house that has been lovingly restored to incorporate all the original features with luxurious modern
living. It is set in a small, and beautiful, hamlet in the depths of the Xaintrie in the department of the Correze, South West France. The views are dramatic and soft, with rounded hills and acutely
sloping fields. Brown cows dot the surrounding countryside and the wildlife is undisturbed. Numerous varieties of birds pepper the skies and, at night, the stars are closer and clearer than I've ever
There are no sounds of passenger aircraft and no distant hums from motorways. Peace reigns and sleep comes deeply. The hamlet is 500 metres above sea-level which provides hot summer days with minimal humidity. The winters are crisp, cold and dry. All year round, and in all weathers Saleix is romantic and after 13 years of living here I continue to be in awe.
Our aim is to make sure that all our guests have a truly memorable holiday. We go the extra mile to make sure that you have all you need, including fulfilling any special requests you may have.
The house itself has been brought back to life with soft colours, comfortable furniture and a contemporary style that embraces the old while discreetly offering 21st century comforts. There
are three luxurious bedrooms: two have kingsize beds and the third has two singles which can be connected to make, again a kingsize.
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La Croix Du Reh: dates back to 1620, when, upon the orders of King Henry IV of France, an inn was built in the small village of
Châteauneuf-la-Forêt in Haute Vienne, Limousin.
Over the centuries, the building has been used for many different purposes as consecutive owners have adapted it to their times and needs. Now it is the site of a stunning chambres d’hôtes (bed and breakfast), which has meant that “La Croix du Reh” has come full circle to its original purpose – to give shelter to weary travellers.
This Chambre d’Hôtes (Bed & Breakfast), found in the centre of the beautiful village of Châteauneuf-la-Forêt, near the city of Limoges, at the heart of the region of Limousin.
La Croix du Reh is a stunning early 17th Century Manor House in the heart of the Limousin region, South-West Central France. Converted into a beautiful Bed and Breakfast with unique rooms, a three acre private park garden, secure gated parking and a perfect location a stone’s throw away from a sand-beached swimming lake, La Croix du Reh is your home away from home on your trip to the area.
Whether you are visiting friends in Châteauneuf-la-Forêt, motorcycling or biking through Limousin, or touring the historic city of Limoges, you will find few B&Bs that can offer you quite so much. Click on the menus on the left to find our more, check out our blog, email us or visit our reservations page to get in touch or make a booking. We look forward to your stay.
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La Porcherie: Nestled into the tranquil landscape, La Porcherie is a high quality gite offering accommodation for two people in the hamlet of Villemonteix, which is at the gateway to the Monts et Barrages, and the Millevaches Regional Park, in the Limousin.
Renovated to a very high standard, the building (which used to house both a piggery and a bread oven) has kept all the character one would expect in a building of this nature (but the pigs have been evicted !). Wood beams and original stone walls are mixed with the comfort of modern conveniences to provide a comfortable retreat from the pressures of modern life.
Although there are steps to the entrance, once inside all the accommodation is on one level
Please note that this property has no fenced garden area, and is therefore not suitable for either pets or small children
If you are looking for a relaxing laid-back break or a more energetic holiday, the gite is the perfect hide-away from which to explore this beautiful and relatively undiscovered part of France.
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La Miniere: A restored house and barn situated in the heart of France. Offering well-equipped accommodation for up to 4 persons, La Miniere Gite is an ideal holiday base for exploring the Indre and Creuse regions of France, 90kms from Limoges airport, and just over an hour from the chateaux of the Loire valley.
Situated in a small rural hamlet, easily accessible from junction 18 of the A20, the gite is a short drive from Argenton-sur-Creuse, Saint-Benoit-du-Sault, Eguzon and the Brenne Parc Naturel. The accommodation comprises:
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La Maison Ancienne: A Bed and Breakfast set in 2 acres of mature gardens, in the picturesque traditional village of Champsac. In the Haute-Vienne region of the stunning National Park. La Maison Ancienne is perfect for exploring one of the most scenic regions of France. Champsac has a bar, boulangerie, boucherie and hairdresser.
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