The Haute Vienne region is known for its huge oak and chestnut forests and unspoilt natural landscape. Rent a holiday cottage in Haute Vienne at any time of year, the autumn is particularly beautiful with the leaves changing colour, and nature walks or cycling excursions are rewarding whatever the season. The capital Limoges is well worth a visit. There are lots of excellent restaurants, museums and galleries, and of course a chance to buy some of the famous Limoges pottery. You can also explore local historical sites that include a roman baths at Chassenon, ‘Le Bournat' that recreates a living 19th century Perigord village and over twenty chateaux that are open to the public.