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BOURGANEUF & Towns in Creuse, Limousin, France

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BOURGANEUF- just 4Km away, our local town, was a prosperous town in the 12th - 15th centuries and a base of the Knights Templars. More recently, it achieved fame furnishing the carpets for the luxury liner “Normandie” and the foyer of the Empire State Building. The town was also the third town in France to get an electricity supply in 1886. There is a good market on Wednesday mornings and there are cafés, restaurants, shops & a supermarket where you can get all the essentials plus fuel.
Fifteen kilometres to the north are waterfalls,
les Cascades des Jaurrauds, a good spot for a picnic lunch.

Limoges china

LIMOGES - is an hour's drive and well worth a visit. Once renowned for its porcelain, its attractions are now the old quarter with its medieval lanes, arches and half timbered houses. There are many good shops and modern stylish cafes in this area of town. There is also a daily covered market. And don’t miss the spectacular gothic cathedral and the train station.

St Leonard de Noblat

St.LEONARD de NOBLAT - A charming little medieval market town perched on a hill with picturesque old houses and narrow streets. It was a staging post in medieval times for pilgrims on route to Santiago de Compostella and has a beautiful Romanesque church. Its most famous resident is Raymond Poulidor, a famous bike racer and considered to be one of the most popular France ever had (he never came first, he was always second).


AUBUSSON - Aubusson tapestry has been famous throughout the world since the 14th Century. Its origins were born with the arrival of weavers from Flanders, who took refuge in Aubusson around 1580. There are regular exhibitions of tapestries from around the World. At the Musée Départemental de la Tapisserie you can see how the styles of tapestry have changed over the last 600 years.
In Aubusson tapestry still thrives today, preserving a range of traditional skills. There are still working designers, spinners and dyers, around 20 workshop and three producers.
The town has many shops and cafes. There is also a clock museum.


BOUSSAC -(top right) is an old fortified town, still complete with original château. The novelist George Sand stayed here and the town and countryside feature in her novel “Jeanne”.

The château, dating from the 15th century, has guided tours taking about 45 minutes. There is a marked walking trail from Boussac which takes in most of the local sights such as the Commanderie de Lavaufranche and the Toulx Ste Croix. En route are the Pierres Jaumâtres


PEYRAT Le CHATEÂU - This is a very charming, beautiful and quite lively town situated on a small lake, with a very good Pizza resturant.
The Museum of the Resistance is also worth a visit.
http://lesresistances.france3.fr/documentaire-limousin/musee-de-la-resistance-a-peyrat-le-chatea



Evaux Les BainsRoad race at Evaux Les Bains

EVAUX LES BAINS - a spa town since Gallo-roman times, is still visited for the curative powers of its hot water springs. The water can be found bubbling out of the ground at 60°C nine kilometres away - for the energetic, the walk there and back takes about three hours. The walk takes in the former gold mine at Châtelet where fortune hunters still pan the river for the precious metal.

FELLETIN - known for its market, is also famous for its weaving but with an emphasis on modern tapestry. The tapestry designed by Sutherland which hangs in Coventry Cathedral was woven here.

La SOUTERRAINE - is well worth a visit for its many architectural features. It has , lots of flower displays, sculptures and water features leading up to the main street which winds up and around old fortified walls and through an archway. There is a weekly market for local food producers.

contact Les Quatre Saisons, Chignat 23250 Soubrebost Nr Bourganeuf Creuse Limousin FRANCE Tel: +33 (0)555 64 23 35

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