The Creuse is the most northern part of the Limousin region. Located in the heart of France and
yet so unknown, even by the French themselves. Maybe it will still ring a bell
when you hear about the world famous Aubusson tapestries, or the tasty meat of
the Limousin and Charolais cattle or even the bricklayers from the Creuse who built Paris. But, mostly people
will rush through it on their way to more southern and touristy places.
It is one of the least populated departments in
France. As a consequence there are no big cities, no big industrial areas, fun
factories or amusement parks, no motorways and no TGV. Indeed, the Creuse seems to have been saved from all the transformations
and attacks of the modern world (although the English can fly to Limoges nowadays).
Here, we still
live in the real country. Is that exactly what you are
looking for? Then the Creuse is the place to be. A place for devotees of nature, quietness and space. Everything contributes to offer you another quality of
life during your stay. The well-preserved hilly landscape, cut through by
rivers, brooks and cattle paths. With old oak, fruit and chestnut trees, wooded
banks, bushes, wells, lakes and ponds. And, in between, the green pastures
decorated with the brown and white of Limousin and Charolais herds. And, last but not least, the friendly Creusois people and us to welcome you.
They knew where they were going to when they
settled in the Creuse at the time, the famous painters, writers and composers,
like Monet, George Sand and Chopin. And the Creuse has not changed much since