Paul's Barn In France

Out & About

Lac Pardoux

There are many great places to visit in the area.

The local lake, Lac Pardoux is just seven miles away and offers beautiful scenery and safe bathing. It has three lovely sandy beaches with life guards on duty throughout the summer. You can choose to sunbathe and swim or hire pedalos, sailing boats or even water ski!

Image of the lake Lac Pardoux
Image of the lake Lac Pardoux

Monts de Blond Hills

The tranquil Monts de Blond are stunning hills which are only seven miles away

The hills offer miles and miles of wonderful marked footpaths and cycle routes.

Image of the Mont des Blond Hills
Image of the Mont des Blond Hills

Montmorillon

The charming ancient town of Montmorrillon is situated on the banks of the Gartempe river.

Specialising in all aspects of books this town has many bookshops in the restored medieval quarter. We suggest that you visit Montmorrillon on a Wednesday to take advantage of the weekly market and then soak up the atmosphere in one of the pavement cafes.

Image of Montmorillon town
Image of Montmorillon town

Velo Rail

For a really fun family day out you can go on the Velo rail located in the picturesque town of Confolens.

This runs on an ancient railway line in the Charente-Limousine and each "carriage" takes up to five people comfortably.

Whilst two of you power the carriage by cycling the rest of you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful countryside. All five of you can take turn cycling and after a welcome refreshment break your carriage gets turned round and you cycle back to the start point.

Image of The Confolens Velo Rail
Image of The Confolens Velo Rail

Other Places to Visit

The above are just tasters of what attractions there are in the area. Others include the lively cosmopolitian university city of Limoges which is only a 25 minute drive away, it has an indoor market, cathedral and porcelain outlets for which the city is famous for. The small town of Oradour Sur Glane is perhaps the most painful symbol to the French of the German atrocities of the Second World war. On the 10th June 1944, just a few days after D-Day almost all of the occupants were slaughtered by the Germans. The ruined village and memorial museum offer a fascinating insight into the terrors of that day. For more information click here www.oradour.info.