Champagnac La Riviere is a small village in the centre of the Parc Naturel Limousin Perigord, which is roughly equivalent to one of the UKs National Parks. First records date from 1498, when it was called Sainte-Marie-de-Champagnac.

The village lies in a wooded river valley (River Tardoire), and Parc Verger is high on the side of the valley, offering views across to the "Monts de Limousin" (which are low mountains, so do not expect snow covered peaks !).

In the village is an excellent bar, with a pizza (and other meals) restaurant. Other restaurants are available within a few kilometres, and information on these is available on request.

Champagnac La Riviere is an excellent centre for house-hunting in the Limousin, Dordogne and Charente areas of France. This is a beautiful area, and with local airports such as those at Limoges, Poitiers, Bergerac, and Bordeaux offering direct flights to and from the UK, it is one of the most sought-after areas for those relocating or seeking a second home. Information on estate agents is readily available from Parc Verger.

Champagnac La Riviere and the surrounding lakes and rivers offer varied venues for all angling enthusiasts. Tony Scott, well known from his many years of involvement in angling in North Wales, is based locally and can provide all equipment, and full information on local fishing. Visiting anglers are welcome; see www.flyfishinginfrance.com

Within a few minutes stroll through the village there is the river Tardoire which, together with picnic tables along the banks , provides a peaceful shady glade to walk, eat or just to sit.

PLEASE NOTE that the village bar/restaurant, boulangerie, Mairie and post office are all closed on Wednesdays. Last orders for the restaurant on other days are at 20h30

Special days locally:

Mid-August Bank Holiday – plenty of activities, including a many-course meal on the Bank Holiday.

Last weekend in July– Fete (one of the largest outside Paris) at Oradour Sur Vayres (4km)

Third Sunday in October – Cidre et Cochon (Pork and Cider) at Champagnac La Riviere

Google maps provides you with a detailed, zoomable and scrollable map system to discover just where we are in the Heart of France. Click Champagnac-La-Rivière to access the map

Village Web site Link http://www.champagnaclariviere.fr

Champagnac-La-Riviere many years ago
River Tardoire
The village church many years ago.
Dino's Bar
Our village
Sunset over the village
Cidre et cochonaille day
Voie verte 100m from Parc Verger
Chateau de brie 2 mins away