Gites are usually farm buildings now converted into accommodation for holidaymakers. Many retain their original character with beams etc and make for a comfortable and relaxing base. In Limousin you can truly get away from it all as the region has largely escaped the growth of tourism. Limousin's many lakes are perfect for bathing, watersports and fishing and the tranquil countryside is a haven for hikers. And, at the end of the day, self catering gives you the chance to try some of the local delicacies - Limousin fare includes beef from the famous Limousin cattle, delicious fresh fish, cheeses, cherry clafoutis and delicious cider.