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Creuse is a department in central France named after the river Creuse. It's one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. Creuse is part of the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and is surrounded by the departments of Correze, Haute-Vienna, Allier, Puy-de-Dome, Cher and Indre. Traditionally rural and lightly populated, no major urban centre and many heritage sites such as castles, abbeys and Celtic stone moments, the Creuse department has become a Green tourism destination. 

Le Labyrinthe Géant - Giant Maze

Reputedly the largest maze in the world, Le Labyrinthe Geant covers more than 2 hectares in La Foret de Charbieres​ near Guéret and provides a fun day out for all of the family. Open March to the beginning of Novembers. Telephone: 00 33 5 55 41 01 97

Loups de Charbieres

The Month de Guéret animal park - The Wolves of Chabriéres is a 13 hectares public animal park located close to Guéret in the commune and the prefect of the Creuse department, Limousin, central France. The park regularly receives biology and animal psychology students who do field studies of the animals.


The town of Aubusson is famous for its tapestries and has an interesting museum dedicated to the craft with an impressive collection of old and new tapestries to admire. The charming town is made up of winding narrow streets, gorgeous architecture and plenty of pavement cafes to enjoy a coffee and slice of cake. See if you can fine a tapestry in the Chateau - they say it's from Aubusson. 

Vassiviere Lake

The biggest lake in Limousin, the Vassiviere Lake is situated in the north of the regional Nature Park of Millevaches in Limousin and extends over the departments of the Creuse and the Haute-Vienna. 1000 hectares in size, the lake offers a varied range of leisure activities. 

Ordaour-sur-Blane 87520

Village destroyed by Nazis in 1944 and remaining as a memorial. Vert interesting and good to read some history before you visit.

87110 Park Zoo Reynou

Worth taking a picnic lunch as there is only a very small restaurant.

Tarz'en Arbre 87280

Limoges tree climbing - a large centre with long zip line at the end. Close to Zenith and large shopping centre - Leclerc.

Pierre Jaumatres 23600

Site with high clusters of eccentric stone formations. Nice woodlands walks. Also on site is tree climbing site and mini golf, bouncy castles and more. Bistro type restaurant. 

Chateau Boussac 23600

Great chateau in centre of Boussac. Very interesting tours (in English as well as French). Aubusson Tapestries, nice gardens,\.

Chateau Villemonteix 23150

Fairytale looking chateau in nice grounds. Tours in French with an English translation card. There is a nice restaurant five minutes away with a good menu du jour - Le Restaurant Ecurat, English couple and they have a juke box so you can select your own music.

Moutier d'Ahun

A lovely monastery with wood carvings of animals. Just down the street is the River Creuse and a play area. 

Cascade des Moulines Anzeme

Anzeme Plage

Signposted on the side of the road going to Anzeme. A steep walk down to a lovely waterfall.

Swimming with pontoon, play area, trampolines, valley ball and so much more. Bistro restaurant with live bands on some Friday nights in high season.

Jouillat plage de Lavaud

Swimming, mini golf, zip wire over the water, and a bistro restaurant. 

Lac Courtille Gueret

Very large kale you can walk all around. Swimming, boat and paddle hire, inflatables, small water fountain areas, road set up for kids bikes, archery, mini golf and summer activities for kids. Bar restaurant. Quite a few play areas around the lake.


Ruins of Crozant (lovely views, butterflies and goats), restaurants next to chateau ruins has fantastic views.

Hotel du lac

Canoe hire and covers boat trips to dam (prebook is highly suggested)

Lac Chambon at Eguzon

Very large lake with canoe hire, speed boat hire, water skiing, inflatable banana and sofa rides. Swimming area with pontoon, Inflatables in summer. Water heater-skelter for kids. Bungee and trampolines. Two restaurants close by.

La Chevauchee - Bussiere Dunoise

Pony rides.

Velorail de la Mine 23400


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