Les Geais

Holiday cottage in the heart of the Limousin

Outdoor Activities

The great outdoors is everywhere, its just a question of how you choose to  make the most of it…….cycling, mountain biking, walking, horse riding, water sports, golf, bird watching, mushroom hunting?

Fishing is very popular and permits are available at the Tourist Information office in Bugeat or if you want to guarantee an easy catch you can visit the fish farm  in Bugeat  and return with Trout for supper.

As you are never far from water, there are plenty of outdoor activities that make the most of this resource along with those that explore the Natural Environment to the full.

Lac de Viam is the closest beach for a good swim  at the end of a hot day out sightseeing, but Lac des Barriousses on the way Treignac  has better facilities and softer sand than Viam.  The water also seems to warm up earlier in the year.  There is a a large shallow splash area for smaller children with swings, slide, volleyball on the beach and crazy golf and boules among the trees. The beach-side cafe has toilets and during the summer runs a programme of regular entertainment with spectacular firework displays over the water around the 14th July. Station Sports Nature Correze are based in a cabin on the lake-side and you can hire kayaks and pedaloes from them.  In the opposite direction between Meymac and Ambrugeat, Lac de Sèchemaille is a pretty lake with similar facilities and is again very popular. If you are looking for a day out about 45 minutes to the North is Lac de Vassiviere which is vast!  It is the largest man-made lake in France and even has its own island dominated by a chateau. A Contemporary Arts Centre hosts various events and exhibitions and a permanent sculpture trail winds through the grounds.  There are various boating options, one being a mini cruise with a restaurant on board and there is more sailing, windsurfing and water-skiing available at different locations on its shores

How can you not be tempted by the crystal clear freshwater of the regions lakes and rivers ? Whether it is relaxing on the beach or taking to the water itself.

Treetop Adventures

Family fun in the forest.

On the edge of Lac de Vassiviere there is the treetop activity park called
Arbre en Arbre  where the more adventurous can pass a couple of hours clambering along the aerial walkways and riding the zip lines.  

Sparkling streams & rivers

Are you a true water baby?