A Rural Idyll
Scenically, the rolling countryside of Limousin consists of meadows, woods, rivers and lakes interspersed with pretty hamlets and flower filled villages. It is typically very rural but one is never far away from a small bustling market town. There are many picturesque riverside towns and the larger cultural centre of Limoges, famous for its porcelain industry is a good place for shopping, museums and culture. Just about every village and town has a weekly market and seasonal produce is always reflected in the menus of the numerous, small local restaurants. Buying a house in Limousin is buying into a gentle and unsophisticated lifestyle.
In your new property in Limousin your social life is likely to revolve around aperitifs with friends and neighbours, trips to the market, tending your garden and the occasional visit to English or French speaking films, a concert, opera or ballet. Come the hot days of summer, swimming in the many rivers and lakes or lazing in the garden is a must, probably followed by a barbecue under the starry night sky. Life is slow, neighbours are warm and welcoming and it will not be unusual to find gifts of fresh fruit and vegetables and newly laid eggs on your doorstep.