Out and About
Locally there are many chateaux to visit
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
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
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 Tourist Guide 2020/21
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.
A selection of links to sites of interest
Leisure activity lakes at Rouffiac (9km), d'Arfeuille (17km), Miallet (26km).
In the Wheels of Lawrence of Arabia
Videoguide Nouvelle Aquitaine phone App good guide for Segur-le-Chateau, Pompadour and Limoges.
Walking and cycling routes
If you would like to hire bicycles please let us know and we can arrange them for you.
Dordogne 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