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Haute-Vienne, France

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Haute-Vienne, in central France, is named after the Vienne River. It is located in the French region of Limousin and its capital is Limoges. Forest, lakes and countryside dominate the department and also attract tourists to the Haute-Vienne who enjoy a range of activities. During your holiday rental in the Haute-Vienne, you’re sure to be attracted by the stunning walks, fishing on offer, sailing, boating and skiing. The countryside is predominantly hilly and wooded, ideal for the famous Limousin breed of cattle.

Limoges has long been famous for  its medieval enamels (Limoges enamels) on copper, for its 19th century porcelain (Limoges porcelain) and for its oak barrels (Limousin oak), which are used for Cognac production. In 1768, kaolin, a rock rich in fine, white clay which is used for making porcelain, was discovered at Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, near Limoges. A new ceramics industry was developed, and Limoges porcelain enjoyed world-wide fame during the 19th century. Today more than 50% of all porcelain made in France comes from Limoges – you’ll find to be tempted to take some home with you when you rent a self-catering holiday home in the Haute-Vienne, France!

For further information on Limoges heritage and a demonstration on how to produce some of the finest porcelain, head to the Bernardaud porcelain factory. The Musee National Adrien-Dubouche charts the history of enamel from early Greek & Chinese works to the present day.

The Haute-Vienne is also proud of its cultural & historical heritage with well preserved abbeys & Roman churches (Chateauponsac), fortified castles (Chalus & Montbrun). Don’t miss a day out to Solignac - a pretty medieval village with an impressive granite abbey. From here, take the Sentier de la Briance to discover the surrounding forested countryside.

Other attractions include the WWII memorial at Oradour-sur-Glane - a moving memorial where a 1944 massacre took place.

The character of the Haute-Vienne changes again towards the north, with the Massif Central making itself known in the form of the Monts d'Ambazac and the Monts de Blond, and the fine views that they offer. Other attractions in this part of the department include the historic town of Le Dorat and the town of Bellac.

Travelling to your self-catering Haute-Vienne holiday property

By air: The department has its own airport: Limoges – Bellegarde Airport. The airport welcomes regular low-cost airline flights from airports all over the UK. By rail: The main train station of Limoges is the Gare de Limoges-Bénédictins. It offers direct connections with Paris, Lille, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon and several regional destinations. By road: The motorway A20 connects Limoges with Vierzon and Paris to the north, and Brive-la-Gaillarde and Toulouse to the south.

 

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Cozy Apartment Overlooking Mont-Blanc - in Sallanches, Rhone-Alpes

Cozy Apartment Overlooking Mont-Blanc - in Sallanches, Rhone-Alpes

Weekly Rental: EUR 590 to EUR 590

6 sleeps

Country-style apartment in a family chalet for 2 generations, this one has been renovated for holidays, short or long

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Spacious Apartment with Private Garden in Aude, Close to Quillan Centre - LONG TERM RENTALS ONLY

Spacious Apartment with Private Garden in Aude, Close to Quillan Centre - LONG TERM RENTALS ONLY

Weekly Rental: EUR 800€ per month to EUR 800€ per month

6 sleeps

Spacious Apartment with Private Garden in Aude, Close to Quillan Centre. Contemporary 1980's house divided into 2 flats

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Beautiful Modern and Comfortable Gite in Correze - Gite de Vulcain

Beautiful Modern and Comfortable Gite in Correze - Gite de Vulcain

Weekly Rental: GBP 537 to GBP 816

6 sleeps

Modern and comfortable, we think it’s perfect for a family vacation. Vulcain offers plenty of space and facilities.

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Beautiful Restored 17thC Stone House and Pool in Aubepierre-sur-Aube - La Tonnellerie

Beautiful Restored 17thC Stone House and Pool in Aubepierre-sur-Aube - La Tonnellerie

Weekly Rental: GBP 750 to GBP 1450

4 sleeps

Domaine Richot has two self-catering cottages, with outdoor pool and gardens, sitting in the centre of Aubepierre-sur-

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Gites rentals Nestled in the Dordogne, Cales - The Cottage

Gites rentals Nestled in the Dordogne, Cales - The Cottage

Weekly Rental: EUR 980 to EUR 1239

4 sleeps

Gites rentals in the Dordogne - Cours du Fleuve is nestled in the heart of the countryside of the Dordogne. The Cottage

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Peak season reduction

Peak season reduction

Special Offer -10% discount on the remaining summer week 25th August-1st September 18 - enquire now!

Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

Extended stay

Extended stay

Special rates for extended stays November to March. Please contact owners for details

Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

UP TO 25% PRICE REDUCTION ON BOOKINGS FROM 01/11/21 TO 31/03/22

UP TO 25% PRICE REDUCTION ON BOOKINGS FROM 01/11/21 TO 31/03/22

Unique opportunity to rent this lovely, comfortable, well-heated Gascony country house, close to the Pyrenees ski

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