Scenery

Scenery
on the border of the Corrèze and Dordogne

Holiday home Ferme Postel is located in the village of Grass Champ, 20 km northwest of Brive-la-Gaillarde on the border of the Corrèze and Dordogne in the country of Vézère and Auvézère. Grass Champ is a charming typical village with about 10 houses and many inhabitants. Holiday home Ferme Postel is located in a beautiful hilly area 3 km away from the town Ayen and a short drive from the Dordogne. In a nutshell it lies between the villages of Saint Robert and Perpezac-le-Blanc.

The area is quiet and not overrun with tourists. There are many typical French villages , with nice people and medieval sights. In the region of the Corrèze and Dordogne are the famous placed Sarlat, Souillac, Rocamadour, Les Eyzis, Perigueux and Bergerac. The rivers Vézère and Dordogne offer plenty of opportunities for water sports and also the inland lake at Lissac , Lac du Causse , you can surf , swimming and water skiing. The area is ideal for walkers and cyclists through the many trails.

For culture lovers there are old towns, castles and prehistoric caves. The Office du Tourisme ( Tourist Office) of Ayen can provide comprehensive information.

The absence of industry in this region explains the purity of the air. This makes the stars a stunning clarity. Not for nothing is 2 km from an observatory. The region is fertile, has an exuberant vegetation and is known for its fruit (apples, walnuts and prunes). A favorable microclimate and many farmers with vegetable gardens always guarantee the supply of fresh fruit and vegetables in the markets.

The gourmets among us appreciate the world-renowned cuisine of the Perigord. There are many restaurants where you can eat well-known dishes such as duck breast (magret de canard), foie gras (duck and goose), mushrooms (cepes and girolles), and truffles.

In short, Grass Champ is an area of ​​peace, nature and culture, friendly people, tourist attractions in the Dordogne and the original  'french sense of life' à la campagne of Corrèze.

Swimming

Swimming is possible in many places in the environment, both in lakes, rivers and swimming pools. In the rivers Dordogne and Vézère canoeing is also possible. Of course you can also use the swimming pool at the house.

  • Lac du Causse in Lissac, near Larche / Brive with beaches (30 min drive)
  • Objat: swimming pool with slides (20 min drive)
  • Juillac: swimming pool (15 min drive)
  • Allassac: river beach (stone) opposite camp, with bridge behind restaurant. Big wide waterfall, canoes. Nice spectacle. (25 min drive)
  • Le Lardin: village at Terrasson , grass beach near century-old bridge. Fairytale Small river, deep and shallow, very bright and photogenic spot (20 min drive)
  • Vigeois: lac du Poncharal , more real beach, suitable for everything (45 min drive)
  • Ocean Beach at Bordeaux (3 hours drive)

markets

Nice markets can be found in Objat on Sunday morning, in Terrasson on Thursday morning and both in Brive-la-Gaillarde and in Périgueux on Saturday morning.

A must is the Thursday market in Ayen, which takes place at the church for six weeks in the summer from 17:00. You will discover the taste of the products of the region. You buys your meat, fish and vegetables and grills it yourself on a large barbaque, to enjoy them then while sipping wine, dance and music .

Hiking, Biking & Culture

The area is ideal for walkers and cyclists with many marked trails that you can get at the Office du Tourisme ( Tourist Office) of Ayen .
For culture lovers there are old towns, castles and prehistoric caves.