Spring and autumn
Spring and autumn
There is so much to enjoy in this beautiful area ! In our reception you'll find lots of information and we are at your disposal to help you on your way. Below our selection. The best part : you have the opportunity to discover it all at your own leisure.
Oradour sur Glane
Oradour sur Glane (17 km) is a martyr village, destroyed in the second world war. You can visit the ruins and the visitor centre.
Vist the local markets with their typical french products. Do not miss the market on Wednesday morning in Piegut-Pluviers, on Saturday morning in Saint Junien and on Sunday morning in Panazol. Flea markets are organised in the weekends often combined with a village event. In July and August there is a farmers market on Thursday evening, where you can buy and eat local products together with the french residents.
Hiking starts at the camp-site. There are several hiking routes in our area. Ask for our selection and its descriptions at the bar or download them on your smartphone/GPS. For a complete list of hikes you can visit the following french site hiking. Try geocaching (look below)!
Historical cities in the vicinity are Rochechouart (16 km), Saint-Junien (15 km) and Limoges (28 km). Rochechouart is certainly worth a visit for its meteorite attack and its castle with museum of modern art. Saint-Junien with lovely city center, is known for its leather gloves. These gloves are handmade for fashion designers Chanel, Dior, YSL and Hermès.
Enamel, glass stained windows and porcelain from Limoges (28 km) are world-famous, but do not forget to visit the cathedral, the narrow stair-streets, butchers and artisan workhomes. Walk around and be surprised by this medieval town. Take the tourist train with small children or if you are not a good walker and take in 2000 years of history.
Try your luck in the fishing pond next to the swimming lake (800 m from the campsite). There are picnic tables and benches present at the waterside. Or you can fish on the river 'Vienne' (9 km) or in the lake of 'la Pouge' 35 ha. (9 km) .
Castles of King Richard the Lionheart
Visit the beautiful castles of King Richard the Lionheart. In August the middle ages revive in the castle of Lastours with a tournament, music, archery and games (28 km).
Cycling opportunities for everyone. In the north, with the gentle sloping landscape with small height differences and more towards the south with steeper hillocks and tortuous paths.
Montrol Senard (31 km) is an ecomuseum 'nostalgique countryside'. This village gives you the opportunity to feel how living was in the XXe century in a small village.
View the very varied collection of sealife (28 km). The aquarium is appropriately located in the former underground cistern of Limoges. And do have a look behind the scenes.
Go cycle on a special bike with your family on a old railway (31 km). There is also a swimming lake with midget golf et the espace hermeline.
Roman bathhouse Cassinomagnus
'Cassinomagus' (22 km) was a stopover for roman legions on their way from Saintes to Lyon. Experience the roman empire and its knowledge and do your own excavating.
Gardens and parks
Different gardens are open for the public. A large variety of flowering plants you find in the garden of Liliane (8000 m2) in St Laurent sur Gorre (9 km). In the centre of Limoges there is a large botanic garden next to the cathedral.
Relax and play golf at 18-hole course with it's interesting stretches of water, impeccable greens and difficult slopes at Golf Saint-Junien (18 km), Golf de la Porcelaine in Panazol (35 km), golf-club Limoges (28 km) or golf-club Mortemart (35 km).
A splendid lake with sandy beach within walking distance (800 meter). In July and August the water quality is monitored and there is supervision. In the kiosk you can buy a cold drink or an ice-cream. Ideal for yound and old.
Parc Reynou (32 km) is a beautiful parc with views of the surrounding area. It harbours 110 different species of animals.
Canoeing on the current of the river Vienne (also for beginners): the starting points for a whole or half day of canoeing lie at 9 and 12 km of the campsite.
Walks by GPS in search of the treasure ! You will find the next GPS-coordinate by answering questions about nature or surroundings and at the end of the trail the final coordinate, where the treasure is hidden.
Grotte de Villars
The cave (61 km) offers an underground adventure and a beautiful visitor centre with information on the cave and has a nice playground. During the summerholiday you can learn archery and how to hunt in prehistoric times.
Le Moulin du Got is an old paper mill from the XVe century in Saint leonard de Noblat (47 km). The art of making and pressing paper is explained and you can try it yourself.
The village Cognac-la-Foret has a free tennis court. It is on the other side of the swimming lake. We have rackets and balls at your disposal in our bar.