The hamlet of Lavergne is situated 3km from the town of Chateauneuf-la-Foret. We are at the heart of Limousin where the 3 departments of Haute-Vienne, Correze and Creuse meet. We are ideally placed for exploring the region when the Limousin and centre France is your destination. Being fifteen minutes from the A20 auto route which runs north to Paris (4hrs) and south to Toulouse, the Mediterranean and Spain, and just 35mins from Limoges airport, we are also well placed for providing a rest point for those journeying elsewhere.
Chateauneuf-la-Foret is on the edge of the Mille Vache National Park with the vibrant and traditional market town of Eymoutiers just 12km away. The whole area is renowned for outdoor pursuits on land and in water; we are a region of lakes and rivers, mountains and forests. Many walking and cycling routes for all levels are mapped and accessible, even in the expanse of wild landscape. For a different experience there are many galleries, open air sculpture parks, music events, markets and theatre, and of course, great food. It is possible to walk some local routes straight from the door. The regional park of Perigord-Limousin is also nearby, offering a gentler landscape filled with beautiful villages and chateaux, there is the Route of Richard Coeur de Lion and in the south of this park the ‘Grotte de Lascaux’ is found- cave paintings dating back to prehistoric (Cro-Magnon) man are represented in a visitors cave and offer an awe inspiring insight to earlier times.
If you’re looking for a little city living? Limoges is 35mins by car (bus and rail services nearby) and offers all the attractions one would hope from a modern city. Limoges is known for being the Capital of the Fire Arts, ‘des Arts du Feu’, due to its world renowned artisan skill in porcelain and pottery and also known for its history, from centuries old architecture to more recent history. Limoges, fittingly, hosts a Museum of the Resistance, and just outside the city the town of Oradour-sur-Glane remains preserved as a memory to the atrocities committed during the Second World War and as a tribute to the victims.
Contemporary events – www.cinqvingtcinq.org
Events – www.monts-et-barrages-en-limousin.fr
All tourist information – www.pnr-millevaches.fr
Food ideas – www.bienvenue-a-la-ferme.com/limousin
Maps for activities – www.ign.fr