AN increasingly popular area of France for property hunters is the Limousin region with its rural countryside and gentle pace of life.
It contains the departments of Corrèze, Creuse and Haute-Vienne with the major towns being Limoges, Brive and Guéret.
Many people drive straight through the region on their way to the southwest but with an airport at Limoges, the A20 motorway and rail connections to Paris it could be worth stopping in.
Both Ryaniar and Flybe offer flights from the UK to Limoges airport.
Limoges, famous for its pottery also boasts over 600 acres of parks and is proud of the quality of life it offers.
Brive in the Corrèze is a bustling town with a growing economy close to the A20 and a major railway junction.
It also has an old town, hosts an annual book fair and has a strong culture of gastronomy.
Guéret developed around a 7C monastery and is now a modern town with strong council facilities close to the countryside.
The Limousin is a rural area, which is only just being discovered by foreign buyers and offers a much cheaper cost of living than its neighbours to the west.
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