With so many public lakes in the region it’s a fisherman’s dream ~ or ‘story’ of the one that got away; not only do we have some wonderful lakes in the region, we also have many rivers for you to fish.

Permits are 10€ for a day pass or 32€ for a 2 week pass, and can easily be bought on line, click ‘permits’ for the link.

For more information please view ‘Federation national pour la Peche’ it has all the details you could want and more than we can fit in here, remember our region is 87 when you search.

map of us and the lake

map of us and the lake


There are a number of good courses within easy reach, the two below are both within 30minutes:

Golf de saint Junien’ 18 holes – par 72, set in a splendid wooded setting, this golfcourse is stimulating and of technical interest for players of every level, with a large variety of obstacles and numerous difficulties.  No need to book.

Golf de la Preze” Golf International de La Prèze is a spectacular course, with a beautiful location covering hills, woods and lakes. It offers a main 18 hole champion’s course, a unique 18 hole pitch-and-putting competion course and a driving range.

Car Racing

buggatti's circuit de ramparts

buggatti’s circuit de ramparts

Circuit de remparts if like us, you love your motor sport then this is a real treat, a street circuit around the old town of Angouleme, held each September. The circuit changes elevation around the course with many vantage points, you will see a fine selection of cars. Angouleme is only 40minutes from us, the event is over 3 days ~ we usually attended on the Sunday, when they actually race around the town; a general “Pit-Pass” cost only 29€ per person ~ it’s a wonderful day out.

Horse riding

If it’s a more ‘powered’ form of transport that excites you then there are a few places you can ride horses, the nearest is in the hamlet of Pressignac, which is only 5 mins down the road where you can ride many pathways, some of which meander around the lake.


There are hundreds of routes and paths in the Limousin and we have one that leads right from the front door of the gites. Dependent on your fancy there are both short and longer walks, we try and provide a few detailed maps in the gites so you can just go off and discover this wonderful region, but there are many books published with routes.

There are many wonderful websites and I would probably start here ‘Randonnee en haute vienne’ with lots of information and a route planner.

If you are a little braver (or completely mad) then try this for size, ‘Chemins de Grandes Randonnee’ it covers long distance routes, GR4 looks like a winner, but at 127km its more than my poor feet could handle, but the site is worth a look.