Limousin : in the heart of France...

holidays in Limousin

holidays in a donkey-farm in limousin

the natural park "Millevaches en Limousin"

When we speak about " Montagne Limousine ", we speak first foothills West of the Massif-Central. The region is very hilly but the height never exceeds 1000 m (peak of Limousin is the Mont Bessou: 987 m).

The density of population is here particularly low because of a massive drift from the land but, in return, the environment is very protected. Biotopes are highly varied and rich: peat bogs, moors, forests, bocage...

The common line of these landscape is the omnipresence of the water: brook, lakes, ponds do not we say that the Plateau de Millevaches is the water tower of France?

lake vassivière in france

le lac de Vassivière

The Vassivière lake (15 minutes) is one of the biggest articifiels lakes of France (on 1100 ha, 45km of banks). A right way to discover it consists in following the trail shore or to embark aboard the lake shuttles.

The island is a very festive place where are very often organized concerts and festivals. Here is an art center  about landscape and a sculptures park.

Around the lake, you can find many watched beaches.

lovely villages in limousin

medieval villages

Eymoutiers (à 15 minutes de la ferme) : City established on the Vienne river, we've celebrated in 2012 the millennium of the collegiate church St - Etienne. You can stroll in its alleys lined with houses of recognizable tanners in the timber framings of the last floor. Saturday is the day of the market where find themselves the producers of the surroundings.

St-Léonard de Noblat (à 30 minutes) : On the via Lemovicensis, St-Léonard and its Romanic collegiate church was a stage major of the way to StJames in Spain. You can taste during your visit the local speciality : marzipans.

Bourganeuf (à 20 minutes) : The medieval city around the Zizim tower is worth seeing, in particular on Wednesdays, the market day.

discover limoges in limousin

some ideas of visit

L'espace Rebeyrolle (20 minutes)
Le Moulin à Papier du Got (40 minutes)
Les Loups de Chabrières (50 minutes)
Limoges, capital of Limousin and porcelain (1 hour)

waterfall in limousin

our favorite circuits for hike

The Augerolles and Jarrauds waterfalls (15 minutes away)

The Puy Lacroix Heath and the Poets' Path (20 minutes away)

Lake Faux and Lake Lavaud-Gelade (30 minutes away)

The possibilities for hiking are endless in every season: on foot, on horseback, by mountain bike or by canoe.


There are numerous bathing areas for the routes near the lake, which we can show you.


There are also several routes from Donkey Farm, including shopping in the neighboring village.


You can also download the topos guides for hikes around Vassivière here:

internet resources

Our best places around the farm