The Creuse is the 23rd department of France and together with the Haute Vienne and the Corrèze it makes up the Limousin region. Gueret is the capital.
Located on the north-western border of the Massif Central la Creuse has 22 inhabitants to the square km and is the second most sparsely populated department in France. It is a region that is very green and is also known as the green heart of France and is still the safest place to live.
With a landscape full of undulating hills, streams, rivers, lakes and forests, the Creuse remains virtually untouched by industry making it the perfect place to relax. The Creuse valley boasts many picturesque villages that have been recorded by many artists.
It is an area where you can enjoy life in the heart of the unspoilt French countryside, nature, tranquillity and vast open spaces.
The weather is a mix of land and sea climate where you can enjoy the seasons. The summers can be very hot and long whilst the Winter months can be cold but also fun in the snow.
There are many wonderful attractions to be visited :
Lake Vassiviere which since the 70s is a large tourist attraction where you can enjoy lots of water sports and a lively beach life development. In the Summer many events are organised. Its covers 1,000hectares approx. It has 6 beaches, 3 harbours, 300km hiking paths and 45km shores.
Is the Capital of the Creuse has 14,123 inhabitants and offers architectural heritage. The Markets on a Thursday and a Saturday brings life to the City.
The Labyrinth the Giant Maze; a great day out for all the family. 4.5km of grass walkways lined with evergreen shrubs.
The wolf park situated in the forest Chabrieres you can learn all about the wolves in a natural environment.
This charming town is located in the narrow, picturesque valley of the Creuse, surrounded by cliffs and wooded hills. It has many old houses and narrow streets and is famous for
Limoges international airport serves the area well with daily flights to several UK and other destinations.
The Creuse is where you can find your dream property at an affordable price.
There are many types of property’s available, tradional houses, new builds from grand houses to bungalows, barns, Mills or even a Chateaux! Some of the property’s are already renovated, some which need total renovation and those that may only require decoration. Many of the houses and barns in the Creuse are built out of the original Pierre / stone, with oak beams and many tradional features like large open fireplaces.
It is an ideal area for bringing up you children who can enjoy the great outdoors; riding their bikes, fishing, climbing trees, building dens and lots more. The relaxed, laidback way of the French life is very important to the local people in the Creuse.
Once you have moved here and live this peaceful life there will be no going back.
It is possible to make this happen; what ever the budget, there is a dream property for you, so you can benefit from this wonderful lifestyle in the Creuse.
Just imagine looking out of a window of your property every morning at an unspoilt view and pinching yourself is this real?
We would love to help you locate your dream property in the Creuse.