LOCATION

The Gîte de la Papetie enjoys a remarkable location, at the crossroads of regions full of character : Limousin, Périgord, Auvergne and Quercy. At the heart of Corrèze and its green lanscapes, in a rural and bucolic preserved setting, Brivezac is next to the Dordogne “la Rivière Espérance” well known for its beauties and barges “gabarres”, this village is located between Argentat and Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (also called “la Riviera Limousine”) located 8 kms away.

The Gîte de la Papetie was created in 2013-2014, established in a barn built with typical stones, it has been recently refurbished. A family estate on ancient wine-growing lands, it is occupied by meadows, walnut and apple tree fields. In addition to being a charming and peaceful place of stay, it is also an excellent starting point to discover the exquisite surrondings.

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The quays of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne The abbey-church of Beaulieu (XIIth century)

DAY-TRIPS OR HALF-DAY-TRIPS EXCURSION

• Listed sites and most beautiful villages in France: Rocamadour, Gouffre de Padirac, Carennac’s cloister, Castelnau’s castle, Curemonte, Turenne, Collonges-la-Rouge (20 km), Aubazine and its abbey, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne and its 12th century abbey-church (8 km), Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Conques, the Célé’s valley, Pompadour (Château, Racecourse and National Stud Farm)… But also the Massif du Sancy (Mont-Dore, La Bourboule…) ou Limoges and the Lake of Vassivière…

• Cities, villages and curiosities: Brive (its historic city-centre and its famous Saturday morning market under the Georges Brassens covered market), Tulle and its cathedral, Terrasson and the Gardens of the Imaginary, Sarlat, Martel, Souillac, the Gardens of Eyrignac, the Prehistoric Valley and Lascaux.

• Country of Châteaux and Gastronomy: the Dordogne Valley (listed by Unesco for its natural diversity)Corrèze and Lot will get you to discover their natural, architectural and gastronomic heritage. Between two landmark visits, taste the specialities of the local farmers : foie gras, walnuts, cabécou de Rocamadour, Mille et Une Pierres wine, apples, chestnuts, mushrooms and the cep, flognarde… Among the inescapable of the Brivezac’s country : the Gariguette from Beaulieu for strawberry lovers, and the Vin Paillé produced near the Gîte.

• Culture: Cloister museum, Accordion Museum and Arms Museum in Tulle, Musée Labenche and Edmond Michelet Centre in Brive, Porcelain Museum in limogs, President Chirac Museum in Corrèze, Sédières Château (exhibitions and concerts in summer), Vassivière. Numerous festival are organised all year along in addition to summer festivals : Sédières Festival, Saint-Céré festival, Book Fair in Brive, Theatre Festival of Collonges-la-Rouge, Brive Plage Festival, Nuits de Nacre in Tulle (Music festival).

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Canoe trip on the Dordogne Collonges la Rouge, listed in “Plus beaux villages de France”

OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES AND LEISURE

Local Markets: All summer long, local farmer markets offer to taste the local products at night, in a festive and welcoming atmosphere (Beaulieu, Monceaux, Saillac, Beynat).
• Outdoors activities: Canoe, rafting, stroll on barges, gliding, hang-gliding, river and pond fishing, (no kill course, fly fishing…), river or pool bathing, pétanque… and various hiking routes to walk or cycle.
Golf amateurs will enjoy the numerous pitches nearby : Brive-Planchetorte, Aubazine-Le Coiroux, Peyrelevade, Saint-Chamant, Neuvic, Aurillac, Limoges, Saint-Céré, Souillac, Saint-Jean-Lespinasse…
• Viewing : numerous guided tours of villages, châteaux etc… are organised.

For more informations: visit the website of the tourist office.

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The Gariguette of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Turenne, listed in « Plus beaux villages de France »