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- House 6 bedrooms
We are situated in the heart of the peaceful village of St Germain les Belles, just 30 minutes south of Limoges, in the Haute-Vienne region of Limousin (10 minutes from junction 42 of the A20 motorway).
If you really don`t want to hire a car during your stay, you can find everything you need, right on your doorstep. The village has several small, local shops (selling everything from bread and pastries to fruit, meat and vegetables), a network of country walks, a rail service to Limoges and a swimming lake, complete with sandy beach!
During the warmer months (May to September), this lake can provide really great (and free!) entertainment for families with children. In July and August, there is also a bar, where during the day, you can buy snacks and ice creams and in the evening enjoy regular music and dining events.
Saint Germain les Belles is ideally situated to explore Limousin, which is often called `the French Lake District`. We can guarantee that it will offer you some of the most unspoiled natural landscapes in France.
There are many other swimming lakes, beaches and outdoor swimming pools in our area. Beautiful Lake Vassiviere, Europe`s largest man-made lake, is only 45 minutes away and is also the site of the national contemporary art gallery.
For the outdoor enthusiast, looking for a more active holiday, there are numerous things to do and beautiful places to see. Bicycle hire is available within the village and there are many local routes through quiet country villages. The abundance of lakes and rivers also means that there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy fishing, canoeing and sailing.
Thirty minutes to the north, is the attractive city of Limoges - famous for its porcelain and old quarter. Spend a day there and discover interesting boutiques, medieval churches, restaurants and antique markets. The other historic towns and villages in our area are also well worth a visit, including Segur le Château, one of the most beautiful villages in France; Uzerche on the stunning Vézère River; Pompadour (La Cité du Cheval) and its frequent equestrian events and château; Tulle, with its picturesque winding streets and cafes…
We provide many useful leaflets and brochures on local attractions and places to visit. There is also a tourist information office just a short walk away and they will also be able to give you tips about things to see and do in Limousin.