Attractions – Outdoor Pursuits

Attractions – Outdoor Pursuits

The Limousin offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including walking, cycling, canoeing, sailing, fishing and horse riding.

With over 7,700km of marked paths and 23 rivers, the Limousin is heaven for all lovers of nature and outdoor pursuits.

We are on the borders of the Haute-Vienne and Creuse departments of Limousin and within striking distance of three Regional Nature Parks. What better place to start exploring from?

Below is a small selection of things to see and do.

 

Arboretum de la Sédelle

Beautiful landscaped garden bordered by the Sédelle. Idyllic
setting covering 6 hectares.

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Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lake St. Pardoux is an artificial reservoir of 330 hectares of
water situated at 360m above sea level. Saint Pardoux
welcomes visitors in search of tranquility. For swimmers,
there are three beaches, one at Chabannes, one at
Fréaudour and one at Santrop. At Chabannes, mountain
biking, sailing, dinghy, catamaran sailing, and canoeing are
offered by the leisure center. Adept water skiers or pedaloes
may prefer Fréoudour. Finally, if you want to mainly swim,
beach Santrop is ideal. For hikers there is 28km of
shoreline and about fifty miles of trails marked near the
lake.

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Monts d’Ambazac

The Ambazac mountains are a small mountain range
located on the western foothills of the Massif Central. The
region is best known as the birthplace of the monks of
Grandmont, whose order was most prevalent in Europe at
the end of the thirteenth century. Miles of marked trails
make this a fantastic area for walking, cycling and horse-
riding with plenty of historical sites of interest and
impressive panoramas to take in along the way. The highest
point reaches 701 metres at the Puy de Sauvagnac.

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Le Labyrinthe Géant de Guéret

The giant labyrinth of Gueret is one of the largest mazes in
Europe, set in over 6 acres of greenery in the heart of the
Monts de Gueret.

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Forêt de Chabrières

Just south of Gueret, the Chabrières forest covers 2000
hectares and contains the Wolves of Chabrières animal
park, large monoliths – the subject of local myths and
legends, ancient granite quarries and many trails.

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Monts de Blond

A Celtic world with all that that implies of popular legends,
fountains, woods and imagination! The forest is very well
preserved and full of mysterious treasures: miraculous
fountains, megaliths (menhirs, dolmens, strange-shaped
rocks)…

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Lac de Vassiviere

At 1000 hectares, lake Vassiviere is the largest in the
Limousin. Located in the north of the Millevaches Regional
Nature Park, the lake is situated in protected woodland
surroundings. Relax on one of the sandy beaches or enjoy
the great variety of water sports available. Plenty of tracks
to keep cyclists and walkers busy too.

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