For the last seven days we’ve been relaxing at the campsite Parc Verger, situated in the pretty village of Champagnac la Riviera, in the heart of the Limousin National Park. It is owned and run by a very friendly couple, Bob and Di and we first came here back in 2009 when we first started out.
We overlook fields and to the right of our ‘van there are goats in the field adjacent. The cockerel wakes us up in the morning to frosty views, with the baker coming onsite most days. They have WiFi available, and we were offered it free of charge but we’re not sure if this is the case every time. It is a campsite with a lovely atmosphere to it, you feel really secure and the other campers have been really welcoming.
For more information, see their website www.parcverger.com where you’ll gain more information about the surrounding area, prices and the site itself. It is fully equipped to cope with any size vehicle, RVs (and yurts) are no problem!
Despite both being full of cold, a couple of times this week we’ve rode or walked into the village of Oradour-sur-Vayre, about 4.5km away, along an old railway track that has been covered over. It’s a very tranquil walk, but a bit laborious when you’re carrying your shopping back! The track is about 500m from the entrance to the site, and if you go the other way you’ll reach Chalus about 11km away.
Champagnac la Riviera village itself is very pretty, with a bar/restaurant called Dino’s that is owned and run by a French gentleman and his English wife. We understand it has a very good reputation as everything is home made, and there is also a Boulangerie just down the road. The Church is well worth a visit too.
We’re making final plans for our trip home towards Le Mans, then onto Calais with one more stop in between. Our internet connection goes down after the 19th so we’ll update our website on our return to the UK…