Gites de Laprade, Limousin -  And 'Gorge de Loup' Lake
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gites de Laprade is focused on providing you with your ideal holiday in this outstanding area of France, whether it is total relaxation you are looking for or a more energetic time, then we can certainly help you get what you want. The Limousin is famous for it's forests and lakes and we have both here at Gites de Laprade, our location in the Haute Vienne region, is quite unique, the river Couze which surrounds our property, runs quietly by both our  gites and feeds our 2 acre lake (unfortunately this means the location is unsuitable for children), this is well stocked with carp up to 30lb+ and colourful Koi carp, maybe you could try your hand at a bit of fishing, we are also happy to welcome your dog. This beautiful area abounds with wildlife, deer, wild boar and buzzards are easily spotted and the mix of forests and lakes make for perfect walking, cycling and bird-watching. If you are a budding artist then this is also the perfect area, it was certainly good enough for Fred Yates, he lived in our local village of Rancon until his death in 2009. 
                                                                                                   
We are approx 40 mins from Limoges airport where www.ryanair.com provide cheap flights from lots of international and regional airports (now with new routes from Edinburgh and Leeds/Bradford ), 20 minutes from the main A20, about 61/2 hours from Calais. Nearer to home, it is only 5 minutes into Chateauponsac where you will find shops, restaurants and tourist information and the bigger town of Bellac (http://bellac.free.fr/PAGES/b and ellac_vers_GB.htm) is approximately 15 minutes away, this beautiful, historic town is well worth a visit, here you will also find many shops, bars and restaurants as well as a large tourist information office. Other sites you may want to look at for local information are; http://limousin.angloinfo.com or http://www.tourismelimousin.com/en/index.php  the sites are in English and are full of up-to-date information, especially the tourisme site. With our location almost in the centre of France, we are a perfect base for explo ring this beautiful region, the south of France and beyond into northern Spain.
                                   
         From Summer 2012  we will be able to offer a fantastic 'get away from it all' at Gorge de Loup Lake, also in the Haute Vienne. This is our new gite, we have recently finished it's renovation and you can see some pictures on the Gorge de Loup page and, also more information about this stunning little piece of paradise. We will keep this page up-dated as often as we can so please keep checking, it really is  a special place. It will be perfect for a couple wanting to get away from it all or, for the more serious anglers (especially if you want to take your wife, she can chill out here or, use the facilities at Gites de Laprade whilst you get down to fishing). The lake is big enough for up to 4 anglers and we have some superb fish in there  check out the pages.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
With a wide range of activities available at Gites de Laprade or within the surrounding area, we are sure you will find everything for your perfect holiday, such as; Fishing, Walking, Cycling, Horse Riding, Canoeing, Bird Watching, Photography and Painting. If all this sounds a bit too active you have always got the option of total relaxation, by the POOL, in the garden or in the JACUZZI!!  A good site for finding out what's on in the area is; http://www.frenchentree.com/france-limousin. So whether it's a holiday, short break or long weekend you are looking for, all are available at Gites de Laprade, Limousin.
 
If you have any queries please get in touch with us either by email or telephone, the details are on our CONTACT page.
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