Holiday Accommodation in Limousin, France

Vacances Vertes les Belles

Things to see and do during your holiday in Limousin

The village of Saint Germain les Belles is in the Haute-Vienne department of Limousin: “The French Lake District”. It is also only 10 minutes from the border of the Correze department, 45 minutes from the Creuse department and close to the Dordogne. There is a wealth of activities to keep all guests, of all ages entertained! For specific information relating to local events and markets in Limousin, or other day trips and activities in Haute-Vienne and beyond, please visit our links, activities and events in Limousin page.

Situated in the heart of the rural village of Saint Germain les Belles

All of our guests comment on the superb, yet convenient location of the gîte. Saint Germain les Belles is a peaceful village and is surrounded by gently, rolling countryside. It boasts many facilities and attractions:

Limousin: The Land of a Thousand Lakes.

Wherever you are in Limousin, you will not be far from a lake. You can swim in most of them in summer and they often have sandy beaches. The Spectacular Lake Vassivière – one of the largest lakes in France, is just 40 minutes away…

Lakes, Rivers & Swimming in Haute-Vienne and Limousin…

Lac de Masseret and others

Fishing in Limousin

Canoeing and Kayaking in Haute-Vienne

Outdoor Swimming Pools

Historic Towns and Villages

Limoges – the ‘capital’ of Limousin

Other lovely, historical towns and villages to visit in Limousin include:

Other interesting day-trips and places to visit during your holiday in Limousin

Oradour-sur-Glane, WW2 Martyr Village

Parc du Reynou Animal Safari Park and Gardens

Outdoor Adventures

From hiking to climbing, from outdoor painting to bird-watching and from horse-riding to mountain-biking – the surrounding countryside is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream!

Rambling in Limousin

Cycling in Limousin

Climbing in Limousin

There are also several nearby hang-gliding, hot air ballooning and horse-riding / trekking centres. For opening times and for further information, please visit our links, activities and events in Limousin page.

Local Limousin Cuisine

Local specialities of the region include clafoutis (tasty black cherry flan), simple fresh salads with fresh chestnuts or walnuts, the famous Limousin Beef, chestnut crêpes, wild duck, dishes made from locally-collected mushrooms (including the prized cèpe), pâté de pommes de terre (a delicious pie made from potatoes, meat and crème fraiche) and other hearty fare! Apart from the two friendly restaurants / bars within the village, there are many more to discover, like ‘Auberge St. Roche’ in the sleepy village of La Porcherie, just 10 minutes from Saint Germain les Belles; or the ‘Ferme Auberge’ just outside the village, serving up farm-produced dishes. For more information and specific links on all of the above, please visit our links, activities and events in Limousin page.

The attractive city of Limoges is just 30 minutes to the north Ségur le Château, one of France's most ‘beautiful villages’ is only 20 minutes away Discover our region's specialities in one of the many local Auberges and restaurants The Land of a Thousand Lakes Our village lake at Saint Germain les Belles is a leisurely 10 minute stroll from the house and is perfect entertainment for families Swimming in our village lake Stunning Lake Vassivière, one of France’s largest lakes, is a lovely 40 minute drive away Just one of the many local swimming lakes and sandy beaches View from nearby Mont Gargan The lake at Masseret