Tamisac is a beautiful small rural hamlet 1.9 km from Champagnac-La-Riviere which is situated in the Haute Vienne, Limousin Region (now part of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region). It is 30 km from Limoges the departmental capital.
There are numerous local Chateaux to visit. Local to Champagnac-La-Riviere are Château de Brie which can be seen from the gite in Tamisac and Château de Montbrun which is also close by. The grand Château de Rochechouart is 14km and Château de Jumilhac is 27km. Have look at our Chateaux page for more information.
Set on the edge of the Natural Park of Perigord, an area of outstanding natural beauty which has many outdoor pursuits, there are many local footpaths ideal for walking, cycling on and off road and on the well maintained cycle and footpath the Voie Vert which travels from Oradour-sur-Vayres to Châlus. There is fishing and canoeing on the long stretches of the Vienne River. Have look at our Fishing page for more information.
If you enjoy history, there are many ancient monuments, churches and medieval villages to visit.
The nearest villages for shopping are Champagnac-La-Riviere for groceries, post, local boulangerie, Marie office, sports ground, camping site and Tabac and restaurant.
For more essential requirements Oradour-sur-Vayres is 6.3km and has a bank with ATM, post office, local stores and a supermarket for essential items.
Cussac is 7.2 km away and it has a bank, grocery store, clothing store, hair dressers, restaurants, cafe and a Brico marche for all your local plants, hardware, lighting, clothing and shoes.
Châlus is 8 km away and is a local village with restaurants, tabac, hairdressers, insurance brokers where you can buy goods for essential living, there is a supermarket with launderette and drying facility. There is also a local ATM at the bank, a fuel station and there are also weekly markets.
During the winter months there are a number of hunting and shooting syndicates for pheasant, duck, partridge, deer and wild boar. The regular local “Chasse” meet on a weekly basis.
There is some excellent pond and river fishing within the area fishing for carp and trout.
Towns for art and history: Limoges, Confolens. Sites of Natural Beauty: Reserve naturelle regional Etang de la Monnerie 4km, site Corot 21km, Grotte de Montgaudier 35km, Lac de Saint Pardoux 46km
Villages in Bloom: Saint-Hilaire-les-Places 20km
National Monuments: Château de Puyguilhem 35km
Heritage sites: Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat eglise French Pilgrim Routes, also The Route of Richard the Lionheart, stops at various historic points through the region.
Within La Vue there are various maps and documents / leaflets of interest for the above activities.
There are special packages catered for breeders of Limousin Cattle, Mr & Mrs Lewis provide a bespoke service for Limousin Cattle Breeders through there company “Lewis Bovine Consultancy“. They are able to source Limousin Cattle for breeders in the UK & Northern Ireland and also genetics for international customers. Accommodation, collection from the Limoges or Brive airports and travel to farms and genetics service providers are included in this package. Contact us direct for further details.
There are regular Agricultural events and expositions throughout the year in the various departments of the Limousin Region. These events are catered for by the owners of the Gite at a additional cost.
The nearby towns of Rochechouart with its Château, art gallery, museum, lake, cobbled shopping area and Saint-Junien on the River Vienne with medieval churches, an Abbey, restaurants and an assortment of unusual shops are both worth a visit.
Of historic interest is the town of Oradour-sur-Glane which in 1944 had its occupants massacred the town remains the same as it did that day as a somber memorial to the victims. The on-site museum fully explains the tragic circumstances of the invasion.
There is also the route to follow in the region which Richard the Lion Heart travelled stopping at many historical places of interest.
A really useful website for all things around the Limousin: www.tourisme-hautevienne.com