The Local Area
We are situated between the towns of Ahun (10 mins) and Guéret (15 mins). Both provide all the amenities you should need (supermarket, bank, pharmacy, post office etc). There is a local market in Ahun on Wednesday morning and Guéret on Saturday morning.
There are several good restaurants just a short drive away where you can enjoy lunchtime menus for around €13 and evening menus for around €15-20.
Out in the Fresh Air
The Creuse is perfect for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities. There are endless possibilities for walking and cycling and we can suggest routes and provide maps. There are also several great spots for fishing, for example Le Donzeil, which is around 10 km away. We can advise where to get fishing licences and supplies. For anyone wishing to bring bikes or motorbikes guests have use of a secure 64 m² garage space to store them when not in use.
Here are some suggestions for things to do and see on your holiday in Creuse:
- Aubusson – www.ot-aubusson.fr
Take a trip to the historic town of Aubusson and learn about the tradition of tapestry weaving at the “Maison du Tapissier”.
Bourganeuf was the third city in France to receive electricity, in 1886. Worth a visit is the museum of electrification and the castle dating back to the 15th century.
Take a look at the magnificent viaduct. Wrongly attributed to Gustave Eiffel, it is an impressive 57 metres high and 320 metres long.
- Masgot – www.masgot.fr
Visit the sculptured village of Masgot, decorated with granite sculptures by stone mason François Michaud.
2 km down a windy road from Ahun is the magical town of Moutier d’Ahun where you can visit the former Benedictine abbey and stroll across the medieval bridge.
- Les Loups de Chabrières – www.loups-chabrieres.com
Enter the Chabrières forest and discover wolves from all over the world. If you are quiet and patient you can catch a glimpse of these fantastic creatures in their natural habitat.
- Labyrinthe Géant – www.labyrinthe-gueret.com
Take a wander through this giant maze and try not to get lost. Follow the clues to get out and enjoy giant games and pony rides, the perfect place to stop for a picnic.
Throughout the summer, most villages and towns host “brocantes” or “vide-greniers”. Similar to car boot sales, locals set up stalls through the village/town selling anything and everything, from produce from their garden to household trinkets and furniture. These are a great day out where entire villages get together for lunch around the village square. The atmosphere is fun and you may pick up a bargain or two!