Availles-Limouzine

A little commune in the south of the Vienne department bordering Charente and Haute-Vienne. It is crossed by the River Vienne which descends from the Plateau de Millevaches. It is equidistant from Poitiers, Limoges ...

Pressac

The Clain winds its way through this little market town in south Vienne and passes under an old Roman hump-backed bridge. It is a place for fishing and a place through which passed the old Imperial route from ...

Mauprévoir

A pretty little village full of flowers and with a château, it draws its name from “Malum presbytarum” which means bad dwelling place of the priest. In your wanderings as a pedestrian or as a cyclist, follow ...

Saint-Martin l’Ars

Thanks to the two rivers which cross it, this village possesses real charm with numerous corners for walking and fishing. The leisure area of Pont Creusé has a Red Indian theme unique in France and a canoe circuit ...

St Impère’s church at Mauprévoir

The only known example of a saint of this name is Saint Impère at Mauprévoir. Who was this virgin and when did she live? Merovingian sarcophagi, discovered in 1937, show the antiquity of the occupation of this ...

Rambling

Two networks for ramblers cross the canton of Availles-Limouzine: the “Le temps d’Aliénor” and the “d’Oc et d’Oïl”. You can find these paths online on Googlemaps or ask for the detailed maps ...

Events and Entertainments

Every year numerous entertainments and events take place in the canton of Availles. Here are a few of the most popular: The Bread Fête at Availles Painters in the street at Mauprévoir Music fêtes in the communes ...

Activities near water

In Availles: canoes, pedalos, electric motor-boats, swimming and paddling pools In the leisure area near the campsite on the banks of the Vienne, you can hire canoes, pedalos and electric motor boats. Pay at the ...

The Vienne valley racing circuit

The circuit of Val de Vienne came about because sports enthusiasts, mechanics and inhabitants wanted to develop their territory. Reputed to be one of the most technical in France, in 2008 it was given the only ...

Activities on the farm

Several farms offer treks on ponies or horses. L’Elevage d’Arquetan The breeding farm of Arquetan is situated in the foothills of Limousin at Availles-Limouzine. The region is dedicated to the raising of ...

Motor bikes, quad bikes and four-wheel drive

Moto Verte Association Moto Verte of the Vienne valley is a motor cycle club dedicated to the discipline of endurance. Since 2012 it has been affiliated to the French Federation of Motorcycling. Their principal ...

L’Abbaye de la Réau

You cannot visit the Abbey de la Réau, you can only see it from the exterior without being able to enter the courtyard. Notre Dame Abbey of La Réau is situated on the left bank of the Clain in an isolated corner ...

Fishing

Where to fish in the canton of Availles   Where to buy fishing permits At Availles : Permits available from the Tourist Office, Te 05 49 48 63 05 and at Tabac-Presse, 2 bis Place Adrien Bernard, Tél 05 49 84 ...

Château de Rude Paille

Private property. Not open to the public. This little fortress was constructed at the exit from the village and used to control the access to the Charroux road. Mentioned from 1179, it belonged to a certain Audebert ...

Minigolf, ping-pong, volley ball, tennis …

Four leisure areas available for you for relaxation, picnicking or playing sport. Leisure area of Availles-Limouzine Leisure park near the campsite. Free access to: children’s playground equipment (slides, swings, ...

The Château of St Martin l’Ars

Private property. Not open to the public. The château was built in two main periods during the XV and XVIII centuries.The Lords of the Manor responsible for the work were Pierre de Salignac in 1483, Julien le ...

Pedestrian circuit: Les Confidences de Mauprévoir

The walk, Confidences de Mauprévoir is unguided. You follow the path with family or friends at your own speed. Some people go on foot, others by bicycle. By going from one site to another you will discover a ...

Markets and Fairs

Every Thursday morning outside the Tourist Office there is a little local market selling cheese, cooked meats, poultry, vegetables and fish. On the 17th of every month, there is a traditional fair in the streets. ...

St Martin’s Church at Saint-Martin l’Ars

St Martin’s is a pretty, Norman church of the XI century and belonging the archbishopric of Gencay. The church is divided into three parts; the choir, the nave and the sanctuary. The nave has three bays with ...

Pedestrian circuit in Availles-Limouzine

Between footpaths and alleyways in Availles-Limouzine : « Entre sentiers et venelles à Availles Limouzine » This pedestrian circuit of 2.9 km will guide you through mysterious, charming, ...