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Out and About

Bellessise is positioned on the edge of the Parc National Perigord Limousin and also near the meeting of the three departments Dordogne, Haute Vienne and Correze. 

Parc National Perigord Limousin

Tourism Dordogne/Perigord

Tourism Haute Vienne

Tourism Correze

We are equally distant from the large cities of Perigueux, Limoges and Brive all within approximately an hours drive. 

Perigueux (50km) Capital of the Dordogne/Perigord.         

Limoges (60km) Capital of Limousin                                 

Brive la Gaillarde (60km) 

Also many small towns such as Uzerche, Brantome, Nontron, Thiviers are all within easy reach each with their own markets.

Links to general activities

Naturellement Perigord

Naturellement Perigord Tourist Guide 2020/21

Local Produce

The closest Boulangerie is at Lanouaille.


Locally there are many markets and fairs selling regional produce, please check the handbook for details.

Jumilhac-le-Grand - Sunday morning -marché des producteurs

St-Yrieix-la-Perche - Foire - 2nd and 4th Friday morning of the month. Marché 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of the month. Foire Nocturne Thursday evening (July/August)


Jumilhac-le-Grand (8km) a range of shops including boucher et charcutier, boulangerie, Proxi mini market, pharmacie, cash point, restaurant and cafes.

Lanouaille (10km) a range of shops including boucher et charcutier, boulangerie, Carrefour Contact, pharmacie, cash point, restaurant and cafes.

Saint-Yrieix-la-Perch(14km) Biocoop, Intermarche, Casino and Lidl supermarkets as well as a full range of shops.  

Whatever your interests there are plenty of places to visit and outdoor activities to participate in such as fishing, boating, swimming, walking, cycling or maybe just passing the time of day in a cafe. 

Whether dining out for lunch or evening meal there are a wide range of traditional and modern restaurants, bistros and cafes to meet all tastes and requirements.

Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche characterised by medieval streets and buildings is the nearest large town with weekly and evening markets, music and cultural events, annual international watercolour exhibition and artisan crafts. 

Tourism Saint Yrieix 


A selection of links to sites of interest

Leisure activity lakes at Rouffiac (9km), d'Arfeuille (17km), Miallet (26km).


Route Richard the Lionheart

In the Wheels of Lawrence of Arabia

Forges at Savignac-Ledrier

Grotte de Tourtoirac   

Prehistoric Caves at Lascaux

Videoguide Nouvelle Aquitaine phone App good guide for Segur-le-Chateau, Pompadour and Limoges.

Video Guide- Nouvelle Aquitaine Mobile App

Walking and cycling routes


The nearest airports are 

Bellegarde Airport Limoges  65 km 1Hr

Brive-la-Gaillarde 72km 1hr 15mins

Bergerac Airport 100km 1hr 40mins 

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