THINGS TO DO AND SEE
You will find the following links to our regional sites offer vast amounts of information to anybody visiting the Limousin and closer to home at Oradour Sur Vayres.


Picnic under the pergola at Parc Verger


Piscine for those hot sunny days at Parc Verger

Walks - advice and maps available from reception.
Cycle rides, including a 15km ex-railway line that is about 100m from Parc Verger entrance.
Stroll to the bar in the village, where there is also a boulangerie and Post Office.

Relax and read. We have a book exchange and borrow library.
There is no charge but charity donations are always welcomed.


Chateau de Brie

Just a few kilometres from Champagnac-La-riviere you will find the glorious Chateau de Brie.
A castle built at the end of the 15th century at the border of the parc naturel. The grounds are calm with flowers and surrounded by 800 acres of woodland. Closeby is the Chateau de Chalus. This was once the chateau of Richard the Lionheart.


Shopping and sightseeing in Limoges, world-famous for porcelain. There is a weekday bus service that will give you a full day in Limoges from a stop about 200m from Parc Verger entrance, if you do not want to drive yourself. Bus ride 1h30m, drive-time 40 minutes.


Gone fishin' in the Haute-Vienne.

The land of a thousand lakes - the other name for the Limousin, boasts fishing opportunities for coarse, carp and fly fishing.

For details of licences and venues see below:


Lac St Mathieu (15 mins): A beautiful lake in woodland setting, with bathing from a sandy beach. Excellent restaurant, offering lunches and evening meals from around 10 euros.


Rochechouart (20 mins) : a small town, where a major attraction is the château, with fabulous views and housing a museum of modern art.


Piégut-Pluviers (30 mins) : If you like markets, this is a must on Wednesdays, when the local market virtually takes over the town!
Other market days can be found here.

Haute-Vienne
Dordogne
Charente


Oradour sur Glane
This website describes the background and events leading up to the destruction of the small Limousin town of Oradour-sur-Glane, in the Haute-Vienne department of France, on Saturday the 10th of June 1944.
www.oradour.info


Walking.

If you enjoy walking and want some maps click This French Life

The site gives you downloadable OS maps of most of France.


House hunting in Limousin. If you are considering renting in France whilst house hunting, take a look at our 3 on site mobile homes. Click here, the mobile homes represent value for money, comfortable accommodation for house hunters and holiday makers alike. Being just a minutes walk from the village of Champagnac-La-Rivière, you are well served for local amenities, with the larger towns of Cussac and Oradour sur Vayres being within 5 mins drive. You'll find estate agents in both Cussac and Oradour sur Vayres.


Route Richard Coeur de Lion For a pleasant and fascinating day out, with glorious views at almost every turn, this drive from chateau to chateau along the route taken by King Richard in the Middle Ages takes a lot of beating. Information on the route is available at Parc Verger or the local tourist offices.


St Junien (35 mins) : many stores in the « out of town » shopping area, but also plenty of parking in the centre, where there are attractive smaller shops and eating-places.



Birdwatching and nature in the Limousin

The Limousin is a beautiful region, with many forests and lakes. The river Vienne runs through the area, with many tributaries, so this provides a wonderful habitat for all forms of wildlife, including deer and wild boar. Brown Limousin cattle can be seen on many farms, and there are many butterfly species to be seen. At and around Parc Verger birdwatchers will enjoy the sight of buzzards and kites; it is not unusual to see these sitting on posts close to our uncluttered roads, keeping their eyes on adjoining fields. Cuckoos are everywhere in the Spring, and woodpeckers can be heard working in the woods. Finches are plentiful, and a tray of sunflower seeds will bring them close to you. The songs of blackbirds in the mornings are a real delight, and we have seen hoopoes and black redstarts on site here. Those of our guests who are birdwatchers have told us of seeing golden orioles, warblers and chiff-chaffs nearby.So come and enjoy the natural assets of the Limousin, here and waiting for you.

For more details and updates please e-mail pvbureau@parcverger.com