Relax ……. You’re in the Porte Océane du Limousin !
With family or friends, or for a romantic walk, enjoy one of the many waymarked footpaths that cover our area.
Take a walk in the countryside ……
Randonnée vers le chêne de Bramefan
... for a better view of the town
The Corot site and, more widely, the Glane valley, is just a 15-minute walk from Saint-Junien town centre. This natural site takes you into the heart of a deep, wooded valley with a rich industrial history. By following the ‘Feutrières’ footpath you will find several viewpoints from which you can see Saint-Junien.
Or take a stroll at Biennac, near Rochechouart, along the footpath « Vers le Chêne de Bramefan » and admire Rochechouart Castle and the twisted spire of Saint Sauveur church. In the summer the fields are full of bright sunflowers and limousine cows to accompany you !
……..to take some time out
Walk around the ’Ile de Chaillac‘ - the 5 km walk has several ‘little beaches’ and a noria, a type of water wheel ; or relax on the banks of the river Tardoire at Chéronnac where you will be amazed by the remarkable trees at the site of Peyrassoulat.
L'île de Chaillac- Chaillac-sur-Vienne
take to the water
Plage du plan d'eau de Videix
Take a canoe down the river Vienne during July and August, departing from Saint-Victurnien. The canoes are equipped with audio guides to explain what you can see during the descent.
And just for pleasure : hire pedalos on the lake at Videix or leave ‘terra firma’ with a ride in a hot-air balloon, also available from Videix.
to learn whilst having fun
Geocaching is a new-generation treasure hunt which is great for adults and children alike. Add to your collection of ‘poïz’ with five Terra Aventura trails, two at Saint-Junien, and one at Oradour-sur-Glane, one at Rochechouart and and one at les Salles Lavauguyon.
Seven interpretation trails will help you discover the natural riches of the Porte Océane du Limousin :
On foot :
The botanical walk at Vayres, highlighting plants of the Rosaceae family ; Ile de Chaillac ; the bee and tree trail at Javerdat ; the astroblème and lake footpaths at Boischenu at Rochechouart ; the interpretation trail at the Corot Site in Saint-Junien.
Sentier de l'astroblème Rochechouart Chassenon
If you prefer to feel the wind in your face travel around the little lanes on a bike or motorbike to discover the villages and hamlets of the Porte Océane du Limousin !