Paul Bailey / Stewart James
Typical correzian styled house,3 comfortable bedrooms with ensuite showers etc, situated in a small village of Lapleau in the upper gorge of the Dordogne. Breakfast inclusive of the price, This can be taken in the conservatory or taken in the garden weather permitting. Easy access to the Limousin area.
Description of Chambres D'Hotes:Our Chambre d’hotes is a typical house of the Correze region. It is situated
in the small village of Lapleau which has its baker, post office, small café
and filling station.
Close by are the wooded gorges of the Dordogne and its tributaries with
their ever-changing vistas. The Trans-Correzian way
(on the route of the old railway) passes through the village for the keen
walker,and many local footpaths allow you to enjoy the varied flora and
fauna of the area.
Deep in the nearby gorge is the “viaduct of the black rock” –a remarkable
piece of architectural heritage which carried the old steam train.
You can stand on the viewing platform or walk down the winding path
to its tall towers.
The villages and hamlets throughout the surrounding countryside attract
walkers,cyclists and sightseeing motorists – six of the designated
“most beautiful villages of France” are in the Correze. Towns of interest
include historic Tulle on the Correze river –ancient centre of lace making
and still famous for its accordions!
A little further is Brive La Gaillarde with Renaissance architecture,
shady boulevards and a large and bustling market.
To the East is Bort les Orgues with the highest river dam and 100 hectare lake,
which surrounds the picturesque Chateau de Val.
Above the town are gigantic columns of lava resembling organ pipes–
this is a volcanic region.
Gastronomic delights abound – the Limousin produces excellent beef,
cheeses,and local liqueurs - many traditional dishes appear in its restaurants.
For the more athletic among you, outdoor activities abound – be it canoeing
down the river gorges, paragliding, hang gliding or, prompted by the
Tour de France, following some of the many cycling routes.
To return to the house, all bedrooms are comfortably furnished, heated,
light and airy. with en-suite shower, wash basin & wc. One bedroom can
be used as a family room (max four persons)
Included in the price is a full continental breakfast with a choice of cereals,
breads with home-made preserves, yoghurts, teas and coffee etc. This can
be taken in the conservatory overlooking the garden, or taken al fresco.
Evening meals by prior arrangement.
We are approx 1hr 40 mins from Limoges airport, where Ryanair fly from
Liverpool, East Midlands & Stansted. Flybe operate from Southampton
Good Train links from Paris to the towns of Brive La Gaillarde, Tulle,
Ussel and Egletons.
We are postioned with good road network links. We are approx 7 to 9
hours drive from the ferry ports.
(depending on which port you use and road conditions.)
The A20 from Paris – Toulouse is only approx 35 mins away and the
A89 Bordeaux –Lyon/Clemant Ferrond is approx 20 mins from Lapleau.
All prices shown are in Euros.
Booking Deposits can be made in euros or in sterling cash or cheques.
Balances to be paid in euros or euro cheques.
Tourist tax to be payable on arrival.
Attractions:Viaduc Roche Noir, Brive, Tulle, Ussel, Upper Gorge of the Dordogne. Millevaches,
DirectionsA20 paris -toulouse.
A89 Clemmont-Ferrand exit 22 Egletons
D16 Lapleau, Soursac, Mauriac.