Activities in proximity of Mourioux Vieilleville

Activities in the Creuse / the Limousin: Below you will find an overview of sporting, adventurous, cultural, educational and relaxing day trips.


A) SPORTING OR RELAXING DAY TRIP

  • Lac de Vassivière (Vassivière Lake)

The Lac de Vassivière is 39 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville, and is situated in the Regional Park of Millevaches. With 47 kilometres of shoreline and more than 1000 hectares of water, the Lac de Vassivière looks like the Scandinavian Great Lakes.

Activities near the Lac de Vassivière:

  1. Water sports: pedalos, canoeing, water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, windsurfing.
  2. Tour on a boat.
  3. Walking: different hiking trails.
  4. Cycling (mountain biking): different cycling trails.
  5. Horseback riding.
  6. Fishing: pike, perche, river basse and trout.
  7. The Isle of Vassivière: You can reach the isle by watertaxi, by bridge, by mini train (“petit train”) or just by walking. On the isle there are a lot of hiking trails. You can visit a farm where you can enjoy several regional products. You can also visit exhibitions in the International Centre for Art and Landscape (Centre international d’art et du paysage). There is also a watch tower with a beautiful view of 360°. Furthermore there is a wood with sculptures.
  8. Adventure parc: D’Arbre en Arbre: between Vauveix and Broussas, near the Lac de Vassivière.
  9. For more information: http://www.lelacdevassiviere.com/


  • Lac de Saint-Pardoux (Saint-Pardoux Lake)

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux is 35 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities near the Lac de Saint-Pardoux:

  1. Swimming in a swimming pool or in the lake.
  2. Watersports: sailing, water skiing, canoeing, wakeboarding.
  3. Bow hunting.
  4. Playing tennis.
  5. Horsback riding.
  6. Walking.
  7. Cycling (mountain biking).
  8. Fishing.
  9. Swin golfing.
  10. Climbing wall.
  11. Adventure parc in the wood.
  12. For more information: http://www.lacsaintpardoux.fr/


  • Châtelus-le-Marcheix

Châtelus-le-Marcheix is 12 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in Châtelus-le-Marcheix:

Le plan d’eau du Barrage de L’Etroit:

  1. Pedal boating
  2. Fishing
  3. Walking
  4. Horsback riding
  5. Swimming
  6. Making a trip with a rowing boat


  • Crozant

Crozant is 41 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in Crozant:

  1. Canoeing.
  2. Walking.


  • Marsac

Marsac is 5 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in Marsac:

  1. Swimming in an ecological swimming pool (piscine biologique). The water is purified by plants and not by chlorine.
  2. Fishing: Etang de la Brousse: carp, pike, perche and catfish. A fishing license is required.


  • Sardent

Sardent is 22 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in Sardent:

  1. Taking a trip on the back of a donkey: Pays’Ane


  • Le Grand Bourg

Le Grand Bourg is 12 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in Le Grand Bourg:

  1. Fishing (especially trout). A fishing license is required.


  • Guéret

Guéret is 25 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in Guéret:

  1. Wolves Park: Parc Animalier des Monts de Guéret: a wolves park with also a museum and activities for children.
  2. Labyrinth: the Labyrinthe Géant des Monts de Guéret: the largest labyrinth in the world (a giant labyrinth) with activities for children.
  3. Leisure facilities: the Base de Loisirs de Courtille de Guéret: many nautical activities: sailing, canoeing, fishing, skating, miniature golfing, walking around the lake etc.


  • Montboucher

Montboucher is 30 kilometer rijden van Mourioux Vieilleville.


Activities in Montboucher:

  1. Paragliding


  • Bourganeuf

Bourganeuf is 19 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in Bourganeuf:

  1. Playing tennis.
  2. Fishing (for example trout). A fishing license is required.
  3. Walking and having a picnic: Gorge du Verger: a romantic spot along the river the Verger. You can get hiking maps at the Tourist Office.
  4. Vélorail de la mine (near the mine museum): The rail-bike uses the old railway track on which coal was transported. It is a 10 km trip between Bosmoreau and Bourganeuf. An unusual way of discovering the countryside.
  5. Bisons d’Amérique: a) Bison park: An English speaking guide takes you on a tour through the bison field aboard of one of the 4×4 vehicles. He tells you about the history of the American Bison, the American Indians and the farm. Afterwards you go to the exposition room where you can find indian tools made from bison. b) Baby-poney: A nice walk through the domain or in the neighborhood with your kids on one of the ponys.


  • Noth

Noth is 23 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in Noth:

  1. Fishing: pike, zander, carp and roach. It is also allowed to fish at night
    A fishing license is required.


  • La Souterraine

La Souterraine is 30 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in La Souterraine:

  1. Fishing: pike, perch, trout and roach. A fishing license is required.


  • Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat

Saint-Léonard de Noblat is 39 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat:

  1. Swimming in a water park (Aqua Noblat).


  • Limoges

Limoges is 55 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville. You can go to Limoges by train. The train departs from the railway station in Vieilleville.

Activities in Limoges:

  1. Adventure park: Tarz-en-Arbre: For jocks, balance artists and acrobats. There are 7 levels of difficulty, 80 obstacle courses and 4 huge zip lines. For children there is a course with 22 obstacles where they can mesure their power, exercise their skills or just play Tarzan.
  2. Toboggan et Cie: Indoor playground for children when it is too hot outside (airco inside) or when the wheater is bad.
  3. Aquarium: the Aquarium du Limousin: You can see many different fishes from all over the world that live in oceans, lakes and rivers.
  4. Shopping in one of the nice shopping streets.


  • Le Vigen (near Limoges)

Le Vigen is 65 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in Le Vigen:

  1. Zoo: Parc Zoo du Reynou: 130 different kind of animals and 120 different kind of plants. The animals have a lot of freedom of movement and they live together with other animal species, just as in the wild.


  • Evaux-les-Bains

Evaux-les-Bains is a spa, 75 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in Evaux-les-Bains:

  1. Thermal baths.
  2. Spa and wellness: Centre de Bien Etre Evahona: hammam, saunas, beauty treatments etc.
  3. Casino.


B) CULTURAL OR EDUCATIONAL DAY TRIP

  • Bénévent l’Abbaye

Bénévent l’Abbaye is a place of pilgrimage, 4 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville, along the hiking trail to Santiago de Compostela.

To visit in Bénévent l’Abbaye:

  1. Abbey church: Église Saint-Barthélémy de Bénévent l’Abbaye: a Catholic church, built in the 2nd half of the 11th century. The presence of relics attracted a lot of pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. If you like to visit the abbey church accompanied by a guide you can register at the Tourism Office in Bénévent l’Abbaye.
  2. Museum “Scénovision” : A story to see, feel and dream, which take you back to the 19th century. Six modern halls using the latest technology, a real theatre in action (3D) that follows the life of Marion, a young girl from 1880 living in the Creuse.
  3. Les Vergers du Grand Murat: Apple orchard: Picking apples, buying apples and many more.


  • La Souterraine

La Souterraine is 30 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville. La Souterraine is known as 1 of the most beautiful cities in the Creuse. The hiking trail to Santiago de Compostela is going through La Souterraine. In the historic town centre there are differents nice terraces and shops. Furthermore there are several historic buildings from the 13th century, such as:

  1. Medieval tower with a modern amphitheatre for performances: Le site médiéval de Bridiers.
  2. Abbey church: l’Eglise Notre-Dame.


  • Guéret

Guéret is 25 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

To visit in Guéret:

  1. Museum for Art and Archeology: Musée d’Art et d’Archéologie de Guéret.


  • Bourganeuf

Bourganeuf is 19 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

To visit in Bourganeuf:

  1. Museums: a) museum of electricity: musée de l’électrification, b) museum of mines: musée de la mine.
  2. Castle: Château de Bourganeuf + La tour Zizim.


  • Crozant

Crozant is 41 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

To visit in Crozant:

  1. The ruins of the fortress of Crozant:
    https://www.limousin-medieval.com/forteresse-de-crozant
  2. The valley of the impressionist painters such as Claude Monet: https://www.tourisme-creuse.com/creuse-tourisme/decouvrir/incontournables/vallee-des-peintres/
  3. Museum of painters:
    https://www.tourisme-creuse.com/offres/hotel-lepinat-guillaumin-et-les-peintres-de-la-vallee-de-la-creuse-crozant-fr-1438571/and
    https://www.tourisme-creuse.com/offres/espace-monet-rollinat-fresselines-fr-1564184/


  • Saint-Léonard de Noblat

Saint-Léonard de Noblat is a place of pilgrims, 39 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville, along the hiking trail to Santiago de Compostela.

To visit in Saint-Léonard de Noblat:

  1. Saint-Léonard church: the Collégiale de Saint-Léonard de Noblat: a Catholic, mainly Roman church. One started building this church as of the 11th century. Since 1998 the Saint-Léonard church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site part of the World Heritage Sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France.
  2. Convent: Couvent des filles Notre-Dame, built between 1652 and 1697. In the course of the 19th century the convent has been a school, a prison and a police station. At this moment there is a museum in the convent, le Musée Gay-Lussac. Gay-Lussac was born in Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat on 6 December 1778 and he passed away in Paris on 9 May 1850. He was a French chemist and physicist. He is mostly known for his discovery that water is made of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen, for two laws related to gases, and for his work on alcohol-water mixtures, which led to the degrees Gay-Lussacc used to measure alcoholic beverages in many countries.
  3. Museum: Historail: railway museum.
  4. Museum: paper and printing museum: the Moulin du Got. The mill produces handmade paper, art cartoons, and printing works with techniques that date back to between the 15th and the 20th centuries. Visitors are invited to participate and to discover a know-how that is used for contemporary creations.
  5. Porcelain store: J.L. Coquet: fine porcelain that shines today on all the tables all over the world. Decorated and manufactured in Limoges since 1824.


  • Limoges

Limoges is 55 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville. You can go to Limoges by train. The train departs from the railway station in Vieilleville. The hiking trail to Santiago de Compostela is going through Limoges.

To visit in Limoges:

1. Cathedral: the Cathédrale Saint-Etienne: a Catholic cathedral in Gothic style. One started building this cathedral in 1273 and it was finished in the 19th century. It is a historic monument.

2.  Remains of the abbey St-Martial: Abbaye St-Martial.

3. Museums: a) Musée de la Résistance de Limoges, b) Musée des Distilleries Limougeaudes, c) Musée Traditionnelle de la Boucherie, d) Musée National de la Porcelaine A. Dubouché, e) Musée Municipal de l’Evêché (enamel museum).

4. Gallery: Galérie du Canal: gallery with objects made of enamel.


  • Anzême

Anzême is 40 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

To visit in Anzême:

  1. Waterfalls (cascades de la Mouline) and grooves.


  • Ahun

Ahun is 43 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville. Moutier d’Ahun is located a few kilometres from Ahun.

To visit in Ahun and Moutier d’Ahun:

1. Castles: a) Château de Chantemille. b) Château de Villemonteix in Saint-Pardoux-les-Cards, only 7 kilometres from Ahun, so convenient to combine in one day.

2. Church: Église Saint-Sylvain in Ahun.

3. Abbey church: Abbaye du Moutier d’Ahun.

4. Walking through the medieval streets in Moutier d’Ahun and across the Roman bridge over the river Creuse or walking along the river Creuse.


  • Village de Masgot

Village de Masgot is 50 kilometres from Mourioux Vieilleville.

To do in Village de Masgot:

  1. See sculptures at the houses in this small village.
  2. Do your own sculpture, both children and adults.
  3. Taking a walk in the forest.


  • Sous Parsat

Sous Parsat is 40 kilometres from Mourioux Vieilleville. A place that is very much worth looking for because of its special church.

To visit in Sous Parsat:

  1. Church: Église St Thomas de Canterbery, old on the outside modern on the inside, very special.

Church in Sous Parsat


  • Aubusson

Aubusson is 50 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville. Aubusson is known for the tapestry manufacture since 6 centuries.

To visit in Aubusson:

  1. Castle: Les Vestiges du Château d’Aubusson.
  2. Museum: Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie.
  3. Museum: Maison du Tapissier.


  • Evaux-les-Bains

Evaux-les-Bains is 75 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville and is known for its spa. But besides the spa there are some other things to do or to visit.

What to do in or near by Evaux-les-Bains?

  1. In proximity of Evaux-les-Bains there are a lot of ancient castles and churches, an ancient dam (le barrage de Rochebut in Teillet-Argenty) and the oldest wooden suspension bridge of France (between Evaux-les-Bains and Budelière).
  2. Each year on the first Sunday after 10 October you can walk a pilgrimage of 8 kilometres from Evaux-les-Bains to the Chapel of Saint Marien (La Chapelle Saint Marien).
  3. Visiting very lovely villages not far from Evaux-les-Bains, such as Chambon sur Voueize,  Aubusson and Mainsat.


  • Boussac

Boussac is 85 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville. In Boussac and its surroundings, you can easily spend a day.

Activities in Boussac:

  1. Castle, bathhouse, waterfall and more (see the website of the town of Boussac behind): Château de Boussac and more information


  • Toulx-Sainte-Croix

Toulx-Sainte-Croix is 79 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

Activities in Toulx-Sainte-Croix:

  1. On a 10-kilometre walk you will pass, among other things, megaliths (a megalith is a stone monument) and a panoramic view over the Creuse (watchtower): megalith and panoramic view


  • Lussat

Lussat is 76 kilometres from Mourioux Vieilleville. People who love plants and birds can enjoy themselves here.

Activities in Lussat:

1.            A walk through the nature reserve Etang des Landes, where more than 400 plant species and 600 animal species live: 

film about the nature reserve


  • Oradour-sur-Glane

Oradour-sur-Glane is 75 kilometres away from Mourioux Vieilleville.

A very interesting village to visit for all people who are interested in the Second World War.

On 10 June 1944 the village of Oradour-sur-Glane was destroyed and 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a German Waffen-SS company. In 1999 the French president Jacques Chirac dedicated a memorial museum, the “Centre de la Mémoire d’Oradour”, near the entrance to the “Village Martyr” (martyred village). Its museum includes items recovered from the burned-out buildings. The ruins of the original village remain as a memorial to the dead and to represent similar sites and events.


C) OTHER DAY TRIPS

  1. In the summer there are a lot of (brocante) markets in the environment of Mourioux Vieilleville. Furthermore there are also inside brocante markets that are open nearly every day. For example: Le Grenier Bourganiaud in Bourganeuf, Le Moulin de la Mie in Saint-Priest-sous-Axe and Le Dépôt 87 in Verneuil-sur-Vienne.

2. Each year in June there is an oldtimer show in Mourioux Vieilleville.

Besides the oldtimers you can also admire several agricultural machines. And there is an exchange of miniature cars.

3. Walking and cycling:

Cycling in the Creuse

Walks in the Creuse


On the Creuse Tourisme website you will also find a lot of information about places of interest and activities in the Creuse:

Places of interes and activities in the Creuse


12 things to do in the Creuse:

12 things to do in the Creuse


Finally, a list of fishing spots in the Creuse:

Fishing spots in the Creuse