This is the deep France! Located at the northwestern end of the Central Massif. This rural territory, included in the New Aquitaine region, is one of the departments that bear the name of their river and is distinguished by an agriculture that is still very much alive, essentially driven by cattle breeding. As proof, you will meet many cows in the field, especially of this Limousin breed known for its meat and especially on the Millevaches plateau. More four-legged animals than humans in this department. After Lozère, Creuse is the second least populated department in France. Its prefecture, Guéret, has less than 15,000 inhabitants. If its natural heritage, alternating forests, peat bogs and mountain pastures, and its gentle landscapes, constitute its main tourist attraction, Aubusson with its historical monuments and its international city of tapestry, remains an essential stopover. Other tourist spots are Lake Vassivière, the spa town of Évaux-les-Bains, some remarkable castles and the Giant Labyrinth of the Guéret Mountains, the largest permanent vegetable labyrinth in the world. We appreciate the authenticity of the Creuse, its gentle tourism, without any snobbery or fares that fly away in high season, and the possibility to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities in complete tranquillity: hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, climbing, water sports...

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In the Creuse, the climate is humid, cold and very variable. Stay tuned for the weather! The air is pure, but lively. Winters are generally long, especially in the south of the department where snow can persist for several weeks. The north of the department is more temperate. Summers are short. Autumn is generally the most beautiful season in the Creuse. While livestock farming and handicrafts (Aubusson tapestry) dominate the economy, Creuse intends to develop green tourism, a new component that has helped it to close its gap with neighbouring departments in recent years. Tourism professionals are committed to extending the season around the summer months, from late June to mid-October you will find many establishments open and events are scheduled as cultural or gourmet events that retain visitors and allow local producers and artisans to enhance their work. Lake Vassivière, shared with the Haute-Vienne department, in particular, attracts tourists during the summer months.

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Transportation
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  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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