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Self-catering holiday rentals in Limousin for your home stay

In a country full of wonderful tourist destinations, Limousin stands out as a great place for a self-catering holiday. Located in the centre of France, Limousin has great towns to visit, plenty of outdoor activities and historical attractions that will enchant you and your family. Being central also means that cities like Lyon and Bordeaux are reachable by car, making Limousin a great base for exploring what France has to offer. Renting in Limousin you will be within easy reach of the regional capital, Limoges. With elegant architecture in the town centre, the kids will be spellbound by the local zoo, while everyone will be amazed by the wonders displayed at the National Porcelain Museum. Just outside the town, the village of Oradour-sur-Glane offer a more memorial to World War Two while the medieval farms at Xantrie provide a fascinating glimpse into France's rural history. Heading south to Brive, you can take in a top-class Rugby match or just enjoy a fabulous meal and glass of wine in a pleasant rural centre, before heading back to your comfortable self-catering accommodation. Outside of the towns, Limousin has so much to offer. Head to the beautiful Lake Vassiviere for water sports like wind-surfing and sailing, or enjoy a spin on one of the region's many cycling trails. See the caves of Gouffre de la Fage or the splendid Collette Gardens in Varetz. Try one of the local golf courses, head to a winery tour, or stock up on cheeses at a village market. There is always something to do in Limousin, and the local people are always happy to welcome tourists to their festivals and markets. With music festivals taking place throughout the summer in Haute Vienne, culture lovers will never be bored, so explore Limousin in total comfort with a self-catering escape.

Holiday letting in the Gironde for your short break

In a region scattered with ancient towns and villages and some of the oldest farming communities in France, holiday rental accommodation in Limousin will appeal to anyone with a love of all things rustic in a destination with a fabulous selection of country-style French villas, warm and welcoming bed and breakfasts and traditional rural holiday cottages and farmhouse rentals - in Limousin, gites are also bursting with regional character and charm and are another option that is proving to be a popular type of holiday accommodation in France. Apartment rentals in Limousin can also offer you the chance of a totally authentic experience of life in a part of the country as famous for its wealth of history and rustic culture as it is its breath taking natural environments, and in either Creuse, Correze or Haute Vienne, holiday accommodation in Limousin will never be far from the spectacular mountains, peaceful lakes and beautiful rivers that promise so many opportunities for outdoor sport and recreation. So wherever you choose to rent a holiday gite or villa in Limousin, farmhouse, apartment, cottage rental or even catering-free bed and breakfasts, Limousin will reward you with peaceful rural seclusion surrounded by the kind of countryside that has something to offer people of all ages and interests at any time of the year.

Best time to enjoy Limousin

Limousin is a wonderful summer destination. With temperatures rising into the late 20s centigrade, the countryside is at its most welcoming, while many festivals take advantage of the sunshine to stage outdoor performances. Water sports are at their best, and summer is the ideal time to take to your own garden terrace and catch some rays with a good book. Make sure to book accommodation and theatre or music tickets ahead though, as Limousin is a popular spot for French and foreign tourists alike. Limousin is not just great in the summer, however. With so many different attractions, it is a region that can be enjoyed at any time of year. Visit in spring and watch the countryside erupt with colour and energy. Walk some of the region's valleys and feel the peace of the French countryside before enjoying a wonderful local dish. Great food and drink can be enjoyed at any time of year, and Limousin has plenty of both. There are many attractions which beg to be visited throughout the year. From the medieval farms at Xantrie, to the wildlife of the Parc de Reynou or the enchanting model village of Feeriland, a spring vacation in Limousin can be enjoyed just as much as a summer break. In fact, renting a self-catering property out of season can be even more rewarding, with lower rates and fewer crowds to contend with. So escape the daily grind of work and make Easter your time to enjoy Limousin. Of course, Christmas and New Years are popular times to get away, and Limousin can be enjoyed then as well. Check out the Christmas markets of Limousin and just relax in an atmospheric farmhouse in the countryside. With self-catering taking it easy in a wonderful location like Limousin is simple.

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