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.
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;
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
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:
Bank Holiday – plenty of activities, including a many-course
meal on the Bank Holiday.
weekend in July– Fete (one of the largest outside Paris)
at Oradour Sur Vayres (4km)
Sunday in October – Cidre et Cochon (Pork and Cider) at
Champagnac La Riviere
maps provides you with a detailed, zoomable and scrollable map
system to discover just where we are in the Heart of France.
to access the map
Village Web site Link http://www.champagnaclariviere.fr