Limoges, the capital of Limousin, is the centre for porcelain and enamel in France. Along with the national porcelain museum and various factories, the old quarter is also well worth a visit.
The city developed out of two settlements which can still be distinguished today. The oldest part is called (Haute) Cite, atop a hill by the river Vienne. The Bas Cite grew up at the base of the hill. Its picturesque alleys then stretch away as far Pont St-Etienne. Adjoining it to the west is the Ville (or Chateau) district which grew up later around the abbey of St-Martial and has effectively been the centre of the city since the 14th century. The economic focal points in the capital of the Haute-Vienne departement are government, the university with its 17,000 students, and the footwear industry.
5 bedroom, 4 bathrooms, detached house. Spread across 3 floors including a large utility room, study and snug. Ground floor set up for a B&B business. First floor boast a 60sq meter lounge/dinner. Outside: 2 large fishing lakes, in 2 hectares of land including an orchard, double garage and workshop.
A Converted Stonebuilt Fermette in Limousin Our property is situated in a small hamlet within the commune of Chateau Chervix, approximately 20 minutes south of Limoges which has direct flights from the UK and train links to Lille. Limousin is a beautiful and relatively undiscovered region of France, predominately pastoral and wooded in which many of the lakes have supervised swimming and leisure facilities.