Our tourist roads

Here are some ideas for day trips from the Old House.

These are suggestions, free to you to make the complete circuits or to adapt them to your liking, according to what you wish: to traverse our beautiful landscapes, to visit the monuments, to make a hike, to lounging at the edge of the water .. .
All is allowed to you.

One obligation: ENJOY !

Around Pensol
Short circuit - 50 km

Starting from the Old House, enjoy a quiet day visiting the surrounding area
Stop at the Château de Montbrun, visit it if you want by thinking to book in advance (contact us)
Then go to Miallet to walk along the dam lake (nice walk, and meetings with the birds)
For a moment of relaxation after a good walk, enjoy the bucolic setting of the Grand Etang Saint Saud Lacoussière. You can swim, drink a drink, eat a waffle or ice cream ...
In Abjat sur Bandiat, you can discover a pretty village and its hiking trails. A few steps from the village, discover the analemmatic dial in Puizillou.
On the road to Marval stop in front of the castle of Ballerand and discover a curious site, unfinished for years.




"Limoges" circuit
At the day - 110 km


On the road to Limoges, Aixe sur Vienne, discover the House of Porcelain. An original store in which porcelain mountains clutter old floors.The store offers free tours of the factory.

In Limoges, discover an unknown but charming city. Browse the streets of the old center, discover the Saint Etienne cathedral and the bishop's gardens, visit the distillery of the center, or the museum of casseaux ...

Leaving Limoges, visit the abbey of St Pierre de Solignac, then Nexon, the park of the Castle (town hall) and the garden of the senses,

In St Maurice the bush, go for baby madeleines!

Then, on the way back, discover the village of Rilhac-Latour, with its medieval castle in reconstruction, the small chapel on its promontory.

While passing in the village of "the cars", you will also have enough to visit: the church and its reliquary, the stables and the ruins of the castle .... And you can buy socks at the Broussaud factory.

In Châlus you can discover the castle at the foot of which Richard Lionheart was mortally wounded. (We will inform you in advance for the possible visit or not)



Oradour on Glane
Day tour - 132 km

If you do not know yet Oradour sur Glane, it's really time to go.It is certain, it is not a very happy visit, but how to be so close and miss this visit of historical memory.

On the road, you can stop at Rochechouart to visit the castle which has become a center of modern art exhibition. And why not a city tour?

Then Saint Junien will welcome you with its shopping center, and the famous "Corot site". In good weather, this beautiful walk along the Glane, will take you in the footsteps of JB Corot, and his inspirations. (To see also during the course "near the Charente")

Very close to Oradour, there are the 2 pretty villages of Mortemart (most beautiful village of France) and Montrol-Senart, where you can discover the France of before, by traversing the village and the reconstitutions of the houses and shops of yesteryear.

For the visit of Oradour, it takes at least 2 hours ...

The road back, by Cognac la Forêt will make you enjoy the beautiful landscapes Limousin.



"At the gates of Charente"
Day tour - 132 km

This tour will take you to the west of the department, on the borders of the Charente Limousine.

Peyrassoulat, where the discovery of a magnificent site guarded by plane trees centenarians.

Cheronnac, the source of the Charente.

The Lavauguyon Rooms, partres in the small streets of this historic village, frescoes in the churches, and the ruins of the castle, which an association would like to rebuild (summer activities are proposed)

Chassenon, or Cassinomagus: Roman baths that are centuries old and must be discovered!

Saint Junien will welcome you with its shopping center, and the famous "Corot site". In good weather, this beautiful walk along the Glane, will take you in the footsteps of JB Corot, and his inspirations. (To see also during the course Oradour sur Glane »)



"Brantome"
At the day - 127 km

This tour will take you to the Périgord vert, to discover all that makes the reputation of this beautiful region: castles, caves, pretty villages ...

A few kilometers from Pensol, discover the site of the "Chalard jump":a walk of a few kilometers to discover the emblematic river of Périgord Vert, the Dronne, fresh and alive!

While passing in St Pardoux the River, discover a small pleasant village, and the departure of the green way towards St Jean de Côle.

In Villars, discover the famous prehistoric caves and the castle of Puyguilhem.

Do not miss Saint Jean de Côle, the most beautiful village in France in Périgord Vert. Lovely and confidential ...

Brantôme, the Green Venice of Périgord Vert, will seduce you. Surrounded by the Dronne, you will discover the troglodyte abbey, you can go boating, canoeing, enjoy your meal at the edge of the water ... Incontournable.

If you have time, go to Bourdeilles, and discover a very pretty village with its 2 castles, its mill, its medieval streets ...

Closer to Pensol, roam the streets of Nontron and discover the city of the knife (knife factory of Nontron). Visit the art exhibition center, walk on the viaduct ....

If you like knives, and old trades, go to the mill of Lapeyre and discover how an enthusiast has renovated this old mill to make it a very pleasant place to discover ancient crafts and cutlery.

Passing Piégut Pluviers, discover the tower, and every Wednesday morning a great market! Many traders and local artisans will welcome you to discover the good products of Périgord.



St Yriex la Perche - Arenian Country
At the day or half day - 86 km

In Miallet, walk around the reservoir and discover a place of tranquility to discover birds.

At Jumilhac le Grand, visit the castle and discover the Philosopher's Stone. On site, many hiking trails.

In Saint Yriex la Perche, stroll through the medieval streets, visit the curious porcelain shop, the jewelery madeleines

The Chalard deserves your attention! The cemetery to the monks, at the foot of the little church, the bridge of the tower, border between Limousin and Périgord, the house of the English, the house of the gold (participate in a training course of gold panning on reservation)

Ladignac along will allow you a break near the lake, but prefer that of Bussière Galant, a true base of leisures where you will be able to benefit from the bathe, but also of accrobranche course, tyroliène, miniature train ....



The Argentine plateau: discoveries of fauna and flora
Hiking during the tour - 112 km

If you love nature, enjoy this route to discover the treasures of our region

While passing in Varaignes, stop to discover the castle and its museum of the charentaise, as well as a course "lud'water vive" atypical.

In La Rochebeaucourt-et-Argentine, the limestone plateau of Argentina, classified "Natura 2000" is part of the network of natural sites of the Regional Natural Park Périgord-Limousin. It contains many treasures: a fauna and flora of an exceptional variety (Common Nighthawk, Red-backed Shrike, Ocellated Lizard, wild orchids ...), quarries, a perched village. Guided by the Alouette, take the time to discover its riches along a path marked out with explanatory panels. Departure: parking of the plateau of Argentina (follow the Alouette). Distance: 6 km. Duration: 2h30. Discovery booklet available free of charge at the Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park and at the PÉRIGORD Dronne Belle Tourist Office.

In St Pardoux de Mareuil, discover the cluzeaux on the occasion of a nice hiking / geocaching course, on the path of the young ladies (for geocaching, ask Jean-François all the useful information)

On the road to Etouars, go slowly and enjoy the scenery and the view of many castles.

In Etouars, visit the discovery trail of the forges