The gîtes are ideally situated in the Correze region of Limousin, just 3 miles from The Dordogne region, 3 miles from one of the most beautiful towns in France, Segur le Chateau, and just 4 miles from Arnac Pompadour Horse Racing Course, the home of the French National Stud. Correze is a very rural area offering tranquillity with unspoilt landscapes. There are many ancient churches, castles and villages. Although rural and peaceful there is still plenty to do; many lakes and rivers provide lots of opportunities to swim, sail, canoe, kayak and fish.
For your daily French bread, a small village sits within walking distance of the gîtes where you can also have a drink with the locals and buy gifts and larger items at the vintage furniture shop. A large supermarket for all your other needs is a short, 15 minute drive away.
The area has been settled since Roman times and has seen a great deal of conflict since then, particularly in the 100 year war between the French and the English (1337-1453) and the Second World War. During which it was a centre of activity for the French Resistance culminating in the massacre of an entire population of Oradour-sur-Glane in 1944. This village is now a national memorial site and open to the public.
In the summer there are numerous markets where you can buy food from the local suppliers and then cook it in situ with a glass of wine.
Limousin is also famous for the Limousin cattle and beef. Limoges the capital is famous for its porcelain and enamelling due to the local Kaolin which is particularly fine and pure white.
Limousin is truly an exceptional place with its beautiful scenery, numerous lakes and rivers and offers peace and tranquillity with plenty to see and do for everyone.
How to get here
Limoges Airport is the closest and Ryanair fly there regularly from various airports including, Stansted, Leeds Bradford, and East Midlands. From Limoges Airport car hire can be arranged to then allow you to drive through the beautiful countryside to the gîtes, which is a 44 mile journey and takes less than an hour. Airport pick-ups are also a possibility. Please check with us.
To bring your car with you there are several options. Travelling from the UK to Calais can be done by Eurotunnel or ferry. Driving from Calais to the gîtes is 456 miles and takes around 7 hours. A ferry journey can also be made to Cherbourg and from there it is 415 miles and around 7 and 1/2 hours. Ferries also travel to Le Havre which is 390 miles and around 7 hours from the gîtes. Of course, all estimated travel times exclude any stops.
If travelling by car we recommend you visit Drive-France.com for all the information, hints and tips you could possibly need about driving in this beautiful country.