The Creuse is France's hidden department, and forms part of the Limousin region. You have to leave the beaten track to find the many interesting and attractive towns and hamlets dotted around the area.
Gueret is the capital of the department and has around 15,000 inhabitants, which gives you an idea how sparsely populated this department is. The proximity of the town to both the River Creuse and the Lac du Cortille mean that plenty of watersports are available for both holidaymakers and residents alike.
Bourganeuf has less than 3,500 inhabitants yet has a rich and affluent history, as the Knights Templar had their headquarters here for many years. La Souterraine is another popular small town, steeped in history and has drawn much interest from archaeologists over the years thanks to its 13th century crypt.
The Creuse has some diverse landscapes - from the vast plains of the Berry to the North, the hilly landscape of the Auvergne to the east and woodland to the south. The easiest way to access the Creuse from the UK is to fly into Limoges, or catch the TGV from Paris.
Le Grand Bourg is a quaint little town/village near the medieval town of La Souterraine and the commercial town of Gueret, its an area of unspoilt natural beauty with lakes and a rolling rural rolling landscape . This is without doubt a walkers, fisherman's ,cyclists paradise and with all the local amenities in place it makes it an ideal place for a family home or bed and breakfast venture