19th September 2017 

THINGS TO DO NEAR WILLS LAKE FRANCE

If you feel you need to venture out, there are lots of things to do! No doubt you will visit the local supermarket for a food shop, local village Bessiness-sur-Gartempe for a local coffee and La Souterraine for the larger shops, cafes, bars and for retail therapy.

We have listed below some places you may also find of interest for days out:-


GOLF - Golf de la Porcelaine is an 18 hole golf course, providing plenty of challenges with a multitude of obstacles: woods, streams, water hazards. A superb practice area and putting green where you can work on your golf skills. When you have finished your round of golf, you can relax with a round of drinks in the Club Bar. ALL nestled in 75ha of splendid grounds - CLICK HERE


FEERILAND - A wonderful visit for kids, Feerliand's giant animated tableaux range from a Gaulois Village, Fortified and Renaissance Castles, to a Far West Town, complete with gold diggers and Indians - CLICK HERE


THE LAKE OF SAINT-PARDOUX - The Lake covers an area of over 1 square mile and is set in a landscape of great beauty. Around the lake you can do: windsurfing, sailing (with your own equipment), bathing on supervised beaches, hiking along footpaths, mountain biking, fishing for under 16 year olds are available. For a supplementary charge you can do: water-skiing, water-wing swimming, boat trips, archery, fishing (over 16s), water taboggan, pedalos, canoeing, pole climbing, sailing club, tennis, horse riding. Refreshment Bars are available on the beaches too - CLICK HERE


FUTUROSCOPE - A virtual reality park, exploring state-of-the-art visual technology in a futuristic architectural environment. Attractions include a "magic carpet" cinema, with one of its two screens placed on the floor, creating the sensation of flying over land. The crystal like Kinemax has the biggest screen in Europe - CLICK HERE


PARC ZOO REYNOU - Everybody loves the Zoo! The Reynou ZOO Park is an extraordinary zoological park, nestled in a splendid landscaped park. One of the main features of the Reynou ZOO Park is a vast area of ​​freedom, within which several species come together, as well as in the natural environment. Created by porcelain artist Charles Edouard Haviland, the landscaped park houses an 18th century castle. The Park and Castle today form a splendid classified site. The tour includes 5 km of trails and 45 hectares. More than 130 species of animals and 120 plant species - CLICK HERE


AQUARIUM LIMOUSIN - The Aquarium of Limoges is located in an architectural setting unique in France, an ancient reservoir of underground and vaulted water of the city of Limoges. It was built under Napoleon III in order to preserve the city of possible epidemics of cholera. You will be able to discover one of the biggest species presentations in France - CLICK HERE


PARC BELLEVUE, BELLEGRADE - Over 70 attractions and rides, aquarium, mini-farm and tourist train, set within 8 hectacres in the lovely surroundings of the Limousin Countryside. Near Limoges-Bellegarde Airport, approximately 35 minutes from Wills Lake France - CLICK HERE


THE LAKE VASSIVIERE - Lake Vassiviere is one of the largest areas of inland water in France. With a surface area of over 4 square miles, an island in the middle and undulating shore-line, the lake could almsot be a small land-locked sea. It is surround by an un-spoilt environment of heather-clad hills that change colour with every season, ideal for walkers and riders wishing to explore over 46 sign-posted walks (300km of foot-paths, bridleways and mountain bike trails). Six beaches provide facilities for children and bathers, whilst water-sport enthusiasts can indulge in sailing, windsurfing, motorboat racing and water-skiing. The waters are stocked with pike, zander, road, carp and tench which can be fished all year round - CLICK HERE

NOTE - Fishing on public waters you will need to obtain a fishing permit (carte de peche), these are on sale at specialist angling shops, campsites, and tobacconists and some bars and cafes. You DO NOT need a permit to fish at Wills Lake. There is a special holiday permit, which allows you to fish in all categories of lakes and rivers for a 15 day period. The 'timbre halieutique' is a stamp authorising you to fish in all three departments of the Limousin. Before you cast your line at your chosen spot, check which category (1st or 2nd) the river or lake is, which fish you are allowed to catch at that time of year and, obviously, that is isn't reserved for private use. Never fish on Public Waters if you do not have a permit - in France you will be confronted by the Police!!