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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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Beautiful House in Var, Le Lavandou - Villa Marine

Beautiful House in Var, Le Lavandou - Villa Marine

Weekly Rental: EUR to EUR

6 sleeps

This charming house is located at the heart of a small fishing village, just off the coast of Var. The house can

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Beautiful Renovated and Peaceful Stone House Near Le Mont St Michel, Champeaux, Normandy

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Weekly Rental: GBP 560 to GBP 560

7 sleeps

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Charming and Beautiful Gite Au Cocorico - La Chandurière, St Paul en Gatine, Deux Sèvres

Weekly Rental: GBP 400 to GBP 500

5 sleeps

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Cosy and Charming Gite Au Marcassin - La Chandurière, St Paul en Gatine, Deux Sèvres

Cosy and Charming Gite Au Marcassin - La Chandurière, St Paul en Gatine, Deux Sèvres

Weekly Rental: GBP 400 to GBP 500

5 sleeps

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Beautiful Chateaux de Palaja Hotel, Palaja, Carcassonne, Languedoc

Beautiful Chateaux de Palaja Hotel, Palaja, Carcassonne, Languedoc

Weekly Rental: EUR 763 to EUR 1883

5 sleeps

The hotel "Chateau de Palaja" three stars is located at a 5 minutes drive from the medieval city of Carcassonne, in the

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Week 4 to 11 August and 18 August to 1st Sept now reduced

Week 4 to 11 August and 18 August to 1st Sept now reduced

Fabulous stone cottage in a quiet village for 4 people

20% discount on Brittany Ferries

20% discount on Brittany Ferries

For guests travelling with Brittany Ferries, please contact us before booking as we have a reference number that should

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

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Compare our prices.. Spring.. Summer.. Autumn.. U save.

Luxury "Cottage" style 2 & 3 bed Mobile homes on Superb 4* superior graded Yelloh Village and Castel Camping sites. All

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