Things To Do

Other Activities in The Area

We are lucky to be situated in a region where there are so many activities near by.

Below, we have put together a list of just some, but there’s plenty more!  please contact us to find out more.

Fishing

For the “pêcheurs” amongst us, Availles-Limouzine is simply perfect.  The beautiful Vienne river is a ten-minute stroll from VéloGîtes and boast an annual international carp fishing completion.  Carp of 40lbs are regularly caught in the river and night fishing is allowed.  If lake fishing is your preference, the amazing Lac de Villedon is a twenty-minute drive away.  Here you can attempt to land “the beast”, a 72lb common carp!  Please contact us for more information about the fishing on La Vienne river or Lac de Villedon.

Motor Racing

Petrol-head heaven is just a ten-minute drive away!  The famous Val de Vienne racing circuit is situated between Availles-Limouzine and L’Isle Jourdain.  The circuit hosts a large number of events and also offers track days! For details of upcoming races please click here for more details.

Futuroscope

With more than 50 million visitors since it opened, Futuroscope is one of France’s most popular amusement parks and an hour away from VéloGîtes. 

Futuroscope is the ideal place to relax in, with 60 hectares of tranquil green countryside and 25 original experiences you won’t find anywhere else: films in giant format, thrill-filled attractions, 3D rides with 4D effects, games, live shows, open-air activities, and more.

Adrenaline sports - Oxygène 40

Fancy trying a bungee jump from a viaduct, or a “go-ape” adventure in the trees which also features a 500m zip-line?  That is also just a fifteen-minute drive from Vélogîtes.  Family fun is guaranteed!  Please contact us for availability and booking requests.

Golf

Golfers are also well covered with the fantastic championship golf course, Golf de la Prèze an hour away.  The course is situated on 65 hectares of beautiful rolling countryside and has been laid out respecting as much as possible the existing elements of the landscape. The course totals 5994 meters (par 72).  There is also an extremely interesting 18-hole pitch and putt course, ideal for families.

Oradour-sur-Glane

Oradour-sur-Glane is a very special place.  A forty-minute drive from your perfect holiday home at Velogites and you will arrive at Oradour-sur-Glane.  The village is steeped in somber history as on the 10th June 1944, the Nazis attacked the defenseless village and murdered 642 innocent men, women and children.  The ruins of the village have been preserved in their original state as a memorial of the atrocities that took place.

Photos copyright and credit Kelvin Tulie

Restaurants

Availles-limouzine is a lively village and has two restaurants to chose from, “La Châtellenie” for fine dining and “Chez Cécile” for steaks, pizzas and also fantastic burgers.  The owner’s husband also hapens to run the village butchers so the quality of meat is second to none! The “Laitgendaire” is also worth visiting as their ice cream and milkshakes are made with the own milk produced from their herd of Jersey cows! 

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