Property in Haute Vienne

Haute-Vienne is a department in the Limousin region that borders Dordogne, Charente, Vienne, Indre, Creuse and Corrèze. Haute Vienne derives its name from the river that runs through the department. As the river is also the main waterway through Vienne, the “Haute” was added as the department is situated at a higher altitude than its neighbour. As the department is one-third forest Haute-Vienne is a paradise for those seeking peace and serenity.

Nature is part of everyday life in Haute Vienne. Tourists visit in all seasons to enjoy the rolling landscapes, forests, lakes and rivers. Chestnuts, oaks, spruces and Douglas fir all line the landscape of this breath-taking department, while picturesque villages and stunning castles grow from the granite landscape.

A popular location with expats seeking a French retreat in the countryside due to the tranquil lifestyle. Property styles include charming slate roof farmhouses and characterful Limousin cottages which typically come with outbuildings and courtyards. Cottages are the most frequently seen house types in Limousin and therefore can also be found in Haute-Vienne.

It has good access links, with the A20 motorway running the length of the department and regular flights to and from the UK via Limoges Bellegarde airport as well as several high speed train links.

Properties For Sale in Haute Vienne

Bath 1
Bed 2
Acres 2841 m2
Bath 2
Bed 3
Acres 6640 m2
Bath 19
Bed 18
Acres N/A
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  • There are over 2,000 km of marked paths for walking and rambling, the varied countryside is also well suited to horse riding, with its many shady paths and its magnificent green woodlands.
  • Haute Vienne is an angler’s dream with both running and still waters plentiful in rivers, lakes and ponds. There are around 7,000 km of waterways, of which 300 km are 2nd class and 6,700 km are 1st class.
  • Limoges celebrates its porcelain and enamelling heritage with the national museum Adrien Dubouché and the municipal museum of Evêché, both housing world class collections. 
  • The city is also home to the ceramics research centre (KRAFT), a place where artists, designers, technicians, students and companies work to create new methods and techniques.

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