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Places of Interest......

13th century bridge across the river Vincou, pic taken by Denise

Bellac- approx 10 minutes drive from Les Egaux. Historic buildings, shops, restaurants, brocantes can all be found here.

view across Chauvigny, pic taken by Denise

Chauvigny- approx 1hr drive from Les Egaux. Beautiful medieval city housing 3 historic castles including Le Chateau des Eveques, which provides a spectacular backdrop to a bird of prey show. Plenty of market days, shops, restaurants, public gardens all running alongside La Vienne river. A place definitely worth a visit.

view across La Gartempe river and Chateauponsac, pic taken by Denise

Chateauponsac- approx 8 minutes drive from Les Egaux. All amenities can be found here including supermarket, restaurants, salon de the, gift shops, historic buildings and churches. If you venture to the ancient side of town you will find a newly restored bridge stretching across the La Gartempe river, a perfect place for a picnic.

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view across Lac St Pardoux to Fraudour, pic taken by Denise

Lac de Saint Pardoux- approx 15 minutes drive from Les Egaux. The second largest man made lake in the Limousin region of over 300 sq hectares. If you love water sports, canoeing, water skiing and sailing then look no further. Alternatively, relax on one of the sandy beaches and enjoy a drink from the restaurant that is close to hand. As part of this complex there is a newly opened 'Acrobatique en Foret' (ropes, swings, platforms set amongst the natural forest).

Oradour sur Glane, pic taken by Denise

Oradour-sur-Glane- approx 30 minutes drive from Les Egaux. On Saturday 10th June 1944, soldiers from the german regiment of the 2nd Waffen SS Panzer Division drove into the village and killed everyone that they could find, a total of 642 men, women and children. The village stands today as it was left, as a lasting memorial to all those who were lost. Located just outside the village is a memorial museum, explaining the surrounding circumstances and the aftermath of what took place on that tragic day.

A new Oradour was built next door to the original site a few years later, but those that were killed have never been forgotten. The reasons behind the slaughter is still a mystery even today. A very thought provoking place to visit, but definitely worth taking time out to learn a very important part of local history.

 
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