Saint Junien Airshow
'The Saint Junien Airshow' (FREE). A must see and not
just vintage planes there are: Classic Cars, Fire Engines,
Motorcycles, Aeromodelling and other spectacles. Totally free
which is a pleasant change.
Oradour Sur Vayre Fete
The idea was born in 1960, More than 50 years later, the
Oradour-sur-Vayres fair has become an unmissable event, People
and family. 80 rides this year, 800 fairground settled on
the Place du Champ de Foire. Nearly half of 80 attractions
proposed are new. The theme "Battement d'ailes"
leaves plenty of room for air rides, which make heads turn.
Each year, 100,000 visitors came to the fair, including 40,000
at the closing fireworks.Takes place every year at end of
Oradour sur Glane
Home to the horrifying masacre of 642 people on 10 June 1944,
burnt alive by the German forces. The original village remains
unchanged since that date and serves as a memorial and reminder
of the tragic loss of lives. There is also a musuem, which
houses personal items recovered on that devastating day. The
modern day village of Oradour sur Glane was built to the northwest
of the site.
Rochechouart is on the Limousin border, about 40 km from
Limoges but local to us. There is a château and the
Romanesque and a Gothic twisted witchs hat spire church with
a museum of prehistory, there is also the Rochechouart "Espace
Météorite" (Meteorite Center), which is
worth a visit. The Meteorite crater is huge and superheated
rock can be found allover the region.
Jardin de Liliane
On 8000 sqm, More than 400 species of shrubs, trees and
150 different rose bushes. Open all year. At Chateau de St
Laurent sur Gorre, Haute Vienne (87).
a French village that is a testament to years gone by, west
of Monts de Blond. Visited by the Romans as ‘des tuiles
a rebord’, (rimmed tiles) were discovered near to Peyrelade.
A testimony to the MiddleAges is the cemetery Chapel, estimated
to date back to the XIIth or XIII Century. A square monument
on four pillars with arches between them and sides measuring
about 8 metres. The cemetery of Montrol-Sénard is an
architectural museum within itself where one can see old white
tombs made with the regions granite.
Jardin de Lostanges
Botanical garden . Open from April - September. Located
at D940, Saumont, Lostanges, Correze (19).
Labyrinthe Géant des Monts de Gueret
Vegetable maze open from the end of March to the beginning
of November. Route de Bourganeuf, Gueret, Creuse (23).
Local tourist interests
Hog roast at Rochenchouart Château
Montrol-Sénard. 'The old Forge'
Saint Junien Airshow
Château de CROMIÈRES (Oradour Sur Vayres 87150)
Oradour Sur Glane. Towards the end of the Second World War,
in a peaceful part of France, there took place a particularly
horrible murder of 642 men women and children.