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What are the main property types in Limousin?

Gîte businesses Property investors from northern Europe are attracted to this area by the reasonable prices and the wide variety of beautiful properties available. Characterful old farmhouses with plenty of outbuildings can be converted into guesthouses with several separate gîtes,

Escape the Crowds in Limousin

Cows outnumber people in the rolling countryside of Limousin, making it the perfect spot for Britons in search of a second property where they can really get away from it all, says Dominic Bliss. The good old farmers of Limousin

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Chestnut and orange crêpes recipe

Popular at any time of year this crêpe recipe incorporates chestnuts – a Limousin speciality. The basic mixture is made separately so you can use your own imagination for the fillings, the possibilities are endless…..

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Roasting chestnuts in the Limousin

Roasting chestnuts is one of those rituals that bring back wonderfull childhood memories. Cook some just before going for a walk through the autumn leaves to keep your hands warm or enjoy them by the fireside with a glass of wine.

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Cèpes à la Bordelaise

This quick and easy recipe brings out the flavour of the cèpes without overpowering their delicate earthiness. Bon Appetit!

Open Gardens/Jardins Ouverts in Limousin

In early 2013, a sub-group of La Souterraine Library Gardening Group initiated Open Gardens/Jardins Ouverts, based loosely on the NGS Yellow Book Scheme in the UK. The concept is to encourage owners to open their gardens to the public for a few days.

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The English Library in Corrèze

We have just opened a small English Library for all those who want to borrow and read books in English. We want to act as a meeting point, and not just for the English speaking community. We hope to start French and English classes and conversation groups. We want to be the base for clubs – we already have a Writers’ Club and Chess Club…………

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Looking to furnish your french home?

Furniture for France is now into its twelfth year of supplying quality furniture to properties in France. Furnishing your Limousin home can be something of a challenge as it is not easy to find classic and contemporary designs of good quality at the right price.

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Dog Links

A new organization has been set up working across France to help rehome dogs, many of whom have had a terrible past, some of who are no longer able to live with their current owners through no fault of their own and some who face certain death within the over stretched SPA pounds.Please take a minute to read through the information from dog links, even if you are not in a position to offer a dog a permanent home there are still many things you can do to help.

Missing Indian food? Perfect Chicken Dopiaza

If you are like me you will undoubtably miss a good curry every now and then, not so easy to track down a good curry in this lovely region, so there is of course a good reason to go out, buy yourself a good selection of spices and have a go at making your own.

Writing in Limousin

Limousin has long been a retreat for artists and writers, who are inspired by the peace, tranquillity and breathtaking landscapes which make up this wonderful region of France. Sue Crampton has recently moved to the Limousin and is keen to start a writing group with other like minded individuals.

Shopping in Limoges

Made in Limoges

Limoges is undoubtedly best known for its porcelain and enameling, but there are many more delights on offer to tourists visiting the city. Take a stroll around with your wallet at the ready and you will find great gifts and souvenirs for all ages and all pockets.

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Security for your Limousin Home

Have you taken adequate safety precautions to secure the contents of your home? Country homes are often not as secure as they could be. Old doors with woefully inadequate locks make an ideal target for thieves. How to secure your property…

Women’s Groups

A list of women’s groups throughout France British and Commonwealth Women’s Association Contact Shirley Milojevic Tel: 01 47 20 50 91 Email: [email protected] Visit the website Stitch in Time Based in the most rural part of France the Limousin. Our

Music and Dance Groups

A list of music and dance groups throughout France Association Azoukah Based in Ruffec. This local association organises oriental dancing classes (Ruffec, Sauze V etc), mostly in the evening. They also have a dance company who perform across the region

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Les Amis Des Chats

“Les amis des chats” has just celebrated its tenth anniversary. Since this cat welfare charity was founded in Roquecor, Tarn-et-Garonne in March 2000 it has helped over 5,000 cats, and plans to help even more in the years to come.

July Top Tips For Your Limousin Garden

Summertime and the living is easy………. Or so the song would have us believe. All the Indications so far this year and future predictions, are for a return to the traditional French summer which equates to a very warm July and August, anyone remember August 03?

November Top Tips For Your Limousin Garden

October has been and gone and with it has come the weather that we can normally expect for the region at this time of year. The early frost’s have arrived and seen off most of the unprotected annuals and nature seems to have returned to normal or, has it?

December Top Tips For Your Limousin Garden

December a peaceful cordial time for the gardener to relax and reflect! Don’t you believe it, as it could leave you with too much humbug and not enough punch? The easy choice is to put your feet up and relax, why not it’s been a long hot year!

June Tips For Your Limousin Garden

In roughly 3 weeks time summer will be officially with us and hopefully the results of our efforts will begin to bear fruit, literally. If you haven’t already, cover your fruit trees and vines with plastic netting to protect ripening fruit from the birds..

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Raising the Roof

Whether you have just bought your French renovation project or have been subjected to damage from a storm, we have some essential information on the key points for restoring, repairing and maintaining your home’s roof in France.

March Tips for Your Limousin Garden

Printemps or Spring time?
Whatever your preference there is no mistake that for the Limousin gardener, we are about to embark on the busiest time of the year.

As we know springtime is the key time for defining how we want our garden to be over the coming and future years….

April Tips for Your Limousin Garden

More top tips from Mark at Oak Garden Services. The clocks have gone forward and the garden is coming alive. Plenty to be done in April including lawn care and a good clean up……….

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Melting Pot

Melting Pot is an association, based in Darnac in the northern Haute Vienne aimed at the integration of all nationalities living in the surrounding areas.

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Country Spirit

Country Spirit is a new line dance group in Saint Yrieix La Perche , Haute Vienne. Founded by an English and French couple the group offers a great opportuninty to keep fit, make new friends, integrate and learn the language……………..

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Cancer Support Limousin

The charity organization Cancer Support France has been set up to help English speaking sufferers of the disease. They provide much needed support at a very difficult time. CSF is now hoping to start a branch in Creuse, Limousin….

Stuffed Limousin Pumpkin

This simple but tasty recipe makes a very impressive table centrepiece. Delicious and heart warming, it is a great supper dish to share with friends.
Ideal for serving at grown ups halloween parties.

Mulled Wine With Apples

A real winter warmer with a taste of autumn. A great opportunity to use up some of this years apple harvest, whilst enjoying the delights of spicy red wine. Mmm I feel warmer already!

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A Diary of a Barn Conversion in the Limousin – Part 6

June has turned out to be a good month despite the continuing rain! We have had no further problems with water getting in thank goodness, so we started the month with concrete being poured in the trenches for the foundation walls and in the hangar ready for the workshop …

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A Diary of a Barn Conversion in the Limousin – Part 5

That ‘turning point’ that I talked about last month, well it turned out to be more of a roundabout…! We have had a miserable month due to the excessive rain we’ve had. The barn is sat at the bottom of a slight incline and so all the rain coming off the field has been seeping into the barn …

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The Entente Cordiale Association

The Entente Cordiale association, based in Dun-le-Palestel is open to all nationalities, its aim to help people of all nationalities integrate into French society by organising activities,projects and social outings.

A diary of a barn conversion in the Limousin – part 3

It is now the end of March. The roof is completely finished and we’re absolutely thrilled with it. It looks great and it feels like a big step in the right direction. As we had thought (and hoped), the back tiles were in really good condition so were able to reuse …

Limousin bois Francobelge

• Poêle tout fonte peint noir • Feu continu (autonomie 10h) • Vitre propre grâce au balayage d’air primaire. Le réglage de la combustion s’effectue par réglette en partie supérieure • Décendrage du foyer par tison. • Bavette amovible de

Poêles Francobelge

En ajoutant une apparence traditionnelle dans les maisons d’époque ou classiques, un poêle est la solution parfaite pour obtenir un chauffage efficace et l’atmosphère d’un vrai feu. Le choix varié de modèles se présente en versions combustible mixte, bois, gaz,