Gallo-Roman Influence around Pressignac

See the impact that Roman influence left on the shape of Pressignac

On the crossroads of ancient trade routes north and south.

Roman Burial Tumulus, La Motte A tumulus covering a 500 BC Chevalier’s burial, La Motte, Pressignac.

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Grotte de Villars

Grotte de VillarsAbout an hour south of La Croix Spa on the road towards Brantome, at Le Cluzeau is the Grotte De villars – a charming prehistoric cave complex with paintings, stalactites and even claw-marks of prehistoric bears! Continue reading Grotte de Villars

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Fun-Park, Bellevue, Limoges

Parc Bellevue, Limoges

An amusement park for small children. Great fun and lots of rides and bouncy casteles. Small train takes you around the park, there is a small boating lake with motorised bumber-boats, water flume (height restricted) an octopus and a small animal park too. Great fun day out for smaller children.

Website: www.visitorama.com/87/Parc-Bellevue.html

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Aquapolis water park, Limoges

Aquapolis, Aquatic Centre, Limoges
Aquapolis, Aquatic Centre, Limoges.
Image courtesy of Vert Marine
Aquapolis is a recently opened Water park in Limoges. With olympic size swimming pools, many smaller leisure pools, saunas, jacuzzis, massage rooms and a gym, this centre provides a fantastic indoor Aquatic complex to rival Nautilis in Angouleme. Prices at present are Eu 5.30 for adults and Eu 4.20 for under 14’s. (Under 3’s free).
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Chocolatier at Trois Palis (50km)

There is a small, privately owned chocolatier in Trois Palis, just outside Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes. One of the staff will take you on a guided tour to show how all the different types of chocolate, nougat and sugar-based confectionery is made. Sampling is encouraged! Continue reading Chocolatier at Trois Palis (50km)

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“Fire and Earth” Brigeuil (10 km)

This is a traditional ceramics and pottery maker. The local area is famous for its clay (it hosts the largest tile factory in Europe at Roumazieres-Loubert). Continue reading “Fire and Earth” Brigeuil (10 km)

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Ferme de Javernac (8km)

This dairy farm is open to the public and produces organic yogurts, white cheese and creme fraiche. Yum! Using traditional methods and their herd of 140 cows in 200 hectares this farm shop is well worth a visit for organic, traditionally made dairy products.

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Festival of Confolens

Confolens Festival

This festival takes place every August in Confolens and brings cultural acts from all over the world to participate alongside French shows. Continue reading Festival of Confolens

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Acrobranche, Massignac

Acrobranche, Massignac

An adventure park suspended in the trees! With zip wires running out over the Lake Mas Chaban. Bungee jumping, rope bridges. 70 activities of varying difficulty. A great day out, but minimum height restrictions apply. Continue reading Acrobranche, Massignac

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Oradour Sur Glane

Martyred village - oradour sur glane

This is the martyred World War II village. On 10th June 1944 as the allies were advancing through northern France and more and more German units were being moved north, being fearful of a strong rear-guard action by the French resistance, the Waffen SS rounded up 642 men, women and children in this peaceful (non-resistance) town and brutally put them to death by fire and arms. Continue reading Oradour Sur Glane

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