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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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Holiday Country House with Pool in Anglars Nozac, Lot, South West France -  Les Valades

Holiday Country House with Pool in Anglars Nozac, Lot, South West France - Les Valades

Weekly Rental: GBP to GBP

8 sleeps

Situated within 22 acres of maintained gardens, meadows and woodland, Les Valades is located in the Lot department close

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Beautiful Cottage in Lot-et-Garonne,St Eutrope de Born - La Petit Bessou

Beautiful Cottage in Lot-et-Garonne,St Eutrope de Born - La Petit Bessou

Weekly Rental: EUR 590 to EUR 1690

6 sleeps

South facing, wonderful views over the rolling countryside.Tranquil location. LA PETITE BESSOU is a traditional three

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Stunning Detached French Stone House in Lot-et-Garonne, Near Monflanquin - Pigeonnaire

Stunning Detached French Stone House in Lot-et-Garonne, Near Monflanquin - Pigeonnaire

Weekly Rental: GBP 350 to GBP 1000

4 sleeps

A stunning traditional detached French stone house set in 19 acres. This outstanding Pigeonnaire sits in just under 20

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Newly converted Coach House within Grounds of Large House in Lot-et-Garonne - Petit Manoir Coach House

Newly converted Coach House within Grounds of Large House in Lot-et-Garonne - Petit Manoir Coach House

Weekly Rental: GBP 500 to GBP 900

4 sleeps

This newly converted Coach house with pool, situated within the grounds of a large Maison de Maitre. Two bedrooms (one

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Beautiful Cottage Beaux-Cieux In Landes, Saint-Julien-d'Armagnac

Beautiful Cottage Beaux-Cieux In Landes, Saint-Julien-d'Armagnac

Weekly Rental: GBP 800 to GBP 1300

8 sleeps

Oak beamed cottage, Well-equipped with WIFI and home cinema. This Landaise farmhouse is set in 10 acres of grounds

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Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

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Recommend a friend and if they book too then you will BOTH receive a £20 discount off the rental price. You can receive

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

Tarifs exceptionnels sur toutes les périodes disponibles de JUIN Attention : vous devez régler 195 € au ré

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Farm House with private Pool July 13 to July 27th £150 reduction on the two week booking..

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