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April 20, 2019

The absence of intensive agriculture, plenty of buzzing things and water galore make the area around Lac de Vassivière a bird paradise. We are used to seeing jays, buzzards, and even the odd cormorant but spotting a pair of Hen harriers at Le Touquet (south end of the...

July 22, 2018

I can't believe it's two years since the Tour de France visited this bit of France. But the Limousin has so many permanent links to 'La Boucle' - it's the home of Raymond Poulidor, and Greg Lemond won a 46km on our back door step in the 1985 46km time trial at Lac de V...

May 19, 2018

We are delighted to be hosting visitors to the 45e EXPOSITION CLUB DU GRIFFON VENDÉEN 20th May 2018! If you are a fan/owner of a Grand/Petit Basset, a Briquet or a Grand Griffon why not visit the show in Nedde (87).

It's a busy weekend here as there is also an off-road...

April 22, 2018

it's not a definitive list because there are more events local to our B&B in Beaumont du Lac than cows in the Limousin! Here are some highlights (including our favourites).


Festival de l'étang du livre et de la nature 1er Mai 2018 More


La Transmillevaches VTT et péde...

April 19, 2018

One benefit of having an energetic dog is you get dragged into the stunning French countryside everyday at dawn and dusk! So I can definitely say I heard my first cuckoo on Wednesday 4th April. I'm going to keep a note of it to see if it alters with each year and see i...

December 26, 2017

Our fourth Christmas in France and by far the best. No snow this time (it came two weeks early!) but merriment, mulled wine and misteltoe aplenty. A very merry Christmas to all our family, friends and especially folks who have stayed with us at our B&B this year.

A warm...

November 6, 2017

There are four seasons to explore the Millevaches Regional Nature Park on foot and each season has something to offer. The ambitious randonneur might take on the trail around Lac de Vassivière (all 29 km of it). Good news - in Summer you can cheat by taking a water tax...

October 21, 2017

The Millevaches Regional Nature Park has something to offer all year round and right now, take a short stroll and you are literallly stepping on sweet chestnuts and stumbling across the most amazing edible fungi like this fellow. The treasured boletus edulis (penny bun...

July 18, 2017

La Déjantée  -  A crazy race lying between a cross-country, fun run, and SAS selection exercise. Don't be put off though, this is an event that's incusive and times don't matter.

Mud, water, slopes, descents, crawls, fancy dress - La Déjantée has it all! Join in...

February 21, 2017

Imagine our surprise when we came out of our house to see this going past, very slowly to avoid everything!!  This floating restaurant is making its way from Lac de Vassiviere to the Rhone.  Find out more about dining afloat