Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Explore, Discover & Create - Join us at De Tout Coeur Limousin - bespoke special interest holidays in the heart of South West France

the garden at De Tout Coeur
La Maison De Tout Coeur 
Lac de Vassiviere at Broussas
Stay with us in our traditional 19th century farmhouse set in 2 acres of private garden and woodland. Located in Royere de Vassiviere in the heart of the Millevaches National Park in the Limousin region of South West France, minutes away from the shores of Lac de Vassiviere – one of France's largest Lakes.

The Millevaches (a thousand springs) is an area of unspoilt protected forest, mountains and waterways also known as 'the Lake District' of France.


Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Spend a week or two at De Tout Coeur enjoying the great outdoors of rural South West France. The co-owner Peter is a keen road cyclist, experienced ride leader and veteran of many a French and UK sportive and can advise on local routes and good cycling areas. Great routes for road and mountain biking straight from our front door. Whether you want hard training with plenty of climbing (even 40 milers have about 1000 metres of ascent), or just to roll along the Circuit Raymond Poulidor (used 3 times as a TT circuit for Le Tour de France) which meanders around the beautiful Lac de Vassiviere, this is fabulous cycling country in the
'spiritual home of cycling' 

Peter after riding the Circuit Raymond Poulidor - just minutes from De Tout Coeur
A wide variety of other outdoor sporting activities are available in the area all year round, from trail runninghorse riding, fishing, hiking, geocaching and walking. Grande Randonnées (France's national network of marked trails and footpaths) and other marked walking routes run right by the house.  There is open water swimming available in the Lac de Vassiviere – with 5 designated swimming beaches around the perimeter of the Lac. Perfect for triathlon training.  There are of course numerous water sports and activities available.  From kayaking,canoeing and windsurfing to pootling around on a pedalo. 
Lac de Vassiviere

There are also a wide variety of other activities available. From a vibrant contemporary art scene to regular live music and cultural events in the area. 

the awesome lighthouse staircase on the Ile de Vassiviere
International Art Centre on the Ile de Vassiviere
Thomas Houseago exhibition  at the International Art Centre on the Ile de Vassiviere
view from the top of the lighthouse on the Ile de Vassiviere
Or you can of course just take time out and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful rural area - a haven for nature lovers, artists, photographers and birdwatchers alike.

Lac de Vassiviere
Take a moment to stop and enjoy the view
We offer lodge style accommodation for up to 10 people. 6 people in double/twin rooms and up to another 4 in an attic dormitory/family room. Full board available with good and plentiful home cooking by your other host Ema – a passionate home cook, serving up big plates of big flavoured food – perfect for refuelling after a day enjoying the great outdoors.  

Ema is also a registered Reiki Master-Teacher and offers Reiki treatments and training.  A lovely addition to your break with us at De Tout Coeur.  

As well as being a keen cyclist Peter is a singing teacher and vocal coach with over 25 years experience.  As well as offering singing lessons and songwriting workshops to groups and individuals we also host singing holidays at De Tout Coeur.

sing from the heart singers May 2014 
the barn workshop space
relaxing in the workshop barn at De Tout Coeur
the barn workshop space at De Tout Coeur

The lounge at De Tout Coeur
double/twin room at De Tout Coeur
double/twin room at De Tout Coeur
double/twin room at De Tout Coeur
Polish plum cake
butternut squash, brie & wild garlic frittata
samphire and tomato salad
cumin roast lamb with za'atar spiced chickpeas & rocket
You can either join one of our organised breaks or create a bespoke week for your group (friends, family, cycling/sports club etc.) from as little as £250 pppw. 

Do get in touch with any questions and we will do our best to help create your ideal holiday in beautiful South West France


Bespoke, affordable special interest and creative holidays in the Limousin 'the hidden gem' of South West France. We look forward to welcoming you soon to De Tout Coeur Limousin

De Tout Coeur Limousin




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