Haute-Vienne Department


There are over 3000 lakes of more than 5 hectares in the Limousin, and 11,000 km of 1st category fishing rivers. From medieval times carp have been kept in artificial lakes or ‘etangs’, so it’s easy to see why this part of France is a fisherman’s paradise.

Some of these lakes have now often been given beaches of golden sand, where children can swim in comparative safety from the first of June under the watchful eye of a professional lifeguard. No need to worry about dangerous currents dragging people out to sea!

Lac de Vassiviere, east of Limoges, is like an inland sea, thousands of hectares of freshwater where you can sail, sailboard, or water-ski amidst glorious scenery.

Haute Vienne Property

The Limousin has been traditionally the region with the cheapest property in France, and suddenly people have woken up to this, and we are seeing a property market which is booming like never before.

The two new flights into Limoges Bellegarde airport, which has been specially rebuilt and had a new arrivals building just completed to welcome the visitors from Liverpool and Southampton, together with the Stansted flight established several years ago, will ensure that the region becomes more and more popular with the discerning UK buyer.

Whether you are looking for an investment property for summer letting, a maison secondaire, or a house for holidays and later for retirement or permanent living straight away, the Haute-Vienne has a lot to offer.

Haute Vienne property