There is really no place like home- and this is mine! A quaint 200 year old barn renovated into a beautiful homestead in picturesque Bussière-Poitevine, France. Located in the Haute-Vienne, Limousin region, it is the perfect way to wind down from visiting busy Paris.
If your looking to head off the beaten path in France and experience the pure, provincial lifestyle then Bussière-Poitevine is for you. This little township is a bustling little hub in Central France that highlights everything great about this country. With beautiful buildings, cute little restaurants and wine bars and of course, vast countryside that must be seen to believed. I recommend giving yourself at least 5 days here and using it as your central base for day trips throughout the region!
What is there to do (besides from cozying up by the log fire)?
The Limousin is simply beautiful to just walk through around the neighboring countryside known for lakes and rivers. Fishing, swimming, kayaking, sailing, horse riding are just some of the activities available and your hosts will be able to help you book where you need!
Rochechouart and Brantome make a wonderful day trip to explore the reality if French living or follow the Route of Richard the Lion-hart.
Lac de Saint-Pardoux (this beautiful lake!) is 20 minutes away from the Gite and has a wide choice of activities including sailing, water sports, canoeing and swimming beaches. It is a site to see and in the warmer months of June, July and August- it is lively!
Nearby, families can also enjoy horseriding, bike riding and discover adventure parks of Bussiere Galant and the Bussière Poitevine town itself is charming plus there is a weekly traditional market too, as well as a larger market held on the 5th of each month.
How do you get there? Simply take the train from Paris and head down to Poitiers where you will need to grab a rental car (this is great for exploring other towns while you there!). Alternatly, Ryanair flies in to Limoges airport, about 40 mins drive from The Croft.
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