HERE, AT THE DOMAIN

there is always something going on

 

HERE AT THE ABBEY

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON

 

Here you can find a selection of what we have to offer here at the domain:

(for activities in the surroundings please click here)

 

 
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    Massage body&soul

    by reservation only, ask Saskia

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    Petting zoo

    feeding the animals every Wednesday afternoon

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    Colorful evening

    every Thursday evening in July and August

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    Table d'hôtes

    every evening except Wednesdays (by reservation only!)

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    Go karts

    sandpit, swing, trampolines,...

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    Trampolines

    basketball, soccer goals

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    Table football

    and table tennis in the play area

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    Pony rides

    every Monday morning in the courtyard

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    Sculpture lab

    Sculpture workshops for children in July and August

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    Wedding chapel

    the bijou on the domain

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    Information

    prepare your trips and visits

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    Mystic remains

    from the 12th century

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    Cookery courses

    Would you like to step into Martijn’s shoes for an evening? It is possible!

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    Pétanque

    French bowling game under the linden trees

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    Walks / Hikes

    starting from the domain or elsewhere

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    Billiards, chess

    In the Abbey's library

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    Swimming pool

    heated pool, open from May-October

 

 

THE SURROUNDINGS

OFFERS MORE THAN YOU THINK

 

The Creuse is one of the least populated regions in France.

Silence and wild nature are what makes this region unique.

 

However, this region does offer a large choice of activities, places to visit and attractions,

for adults and above all for children. On this page you will find a few, all a couple of minutes by foot to 45 minute in the car from the Abbaye. For more information you can click on the official websites.

 

  • Villemonteix

    An imposing castle, dating from the fifteenth century, is near Chénerailles, with interesting interior decorating, lots of antiques and many mural tapestries from Aubusson. Tours during April - November.

    Distance from Abbey:

    25 minutes by car

  • Wolves park

    A fun and educational park about wolves and their natural habitat. A beautiful park, with live wolves.

    Distance from Abbey:

    20 minutes by car

  • Vélorail

    On an old abandoned train track near Bourganeuf, cyclorails are for rent (4/5 people maximum per cyclorail). It is organised at specific times, so booking is essential.

    Distance from Abbey:

    4 minutes by car

  • Pony rentals

    Our neighbours who own the bison farm also rent out ponies for an afternoon. Guided horseback rides are also available.

    Distance from Abbey:

    2 minutes walk

  • Walks / Hikes

    starting from the domain or elsewhere

    Distance from Abbey:

    on sight

  • Tapestry Museum

    'Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie' National Museum in Aubusson

    Distance from Abbey:

    40 minutes by car

  • Bison farm

    At our neighbours a real safari experience can be had in an old military truck right in the middle of a herd of bison. A fun experience, exciting and profitable, for the young and old..

    Distance from Abbey:

    2 minutes walk

  • Tour Zizim

    This tower from the Middle Ages is in the town of Bourganeuf, and once housed the Turkish Prince Zizim. Guided tours inside are available during the summer.

    Distance from Abbey:

    6 minutes by car

  • Scénovision

    This is a perfect activity for rainy days. An audio-visual show that takes place in several rooms and settings. The story is that of the old distillery of Bénévent l’Abbaye. The liquor produced is called Beneventine and can be tasted and bought there.

    Distance from Abbey:

    30 minutes by car

  • Masgot

    Masgot is a picturesque village where the sculptor François Michaud left his mark 200 years ago. Today the village houses a sculpture school that gives sculpture workshops at the Abbaye during the summer. It is a very nice village to visit, and why not have lunch in the inn?

    Distance from Abbey:

    25 minutes by car

  • Bourganeuf Market

    every Wednesday morning

    Distance from Abbey:

    6 minutes by car

  • Maison du Tapissier

    This is a museum in Aubusson where both old and modern tapestries are on display. A demonstration of how these world famous tapestries are made can also be seen.

    Distance from Abbey:

    40 minutes by car

  • Lake Vassivière

    Vassiviere is a beautiful lake that is more than 1000 ha wide, and surrounded by hiking trails, biking trails, beaches, water sports, boat trips, museums and sculptures….

    Distance from Abbey:

    35 minutes by car

  • Golf de la Porcelaine

    A beautiful 18 hole course, which our guests really enjoy. Slope 135, with lots of different levels is great for a good work out.

    Distance from Abbey:

    40 minutes by car

  • Giant labyrinth

    This is a giant labyrinth, from which you can only escape through answering a questionnaire with specific themes (sports, history…)

    Distance from Abbey:

    20 minutes by car

  • Tree to tree

    A tree to tree park where you can climb up trees, jump into nets hanging above the ground and fly through the air, sliding down zip wires. There are different courses adapted to different levels. Starts age 4.

    Distance from Abbey:

    35 minutes by car

 

SPORTS

CYCLING, CYCLOCROSS, MOUNTAIN BIKING

 

​The Creuse department is rich with single-track mountain bike slopes.

You can find around 2300 kms of marked trails.

 

For those who prefer pedaling on the asphalt: the roads are well maintained and there is (almost) no traffic. We do not have the steep passes, but it is never flat, so you will easily reach your desired elevation gain.

 

It is possible to rent (electric) mountainbikes. It is a must to make your reservation well in advance.

On this website you will find over 200 commented tracks withGPX-files to download.

 

 

SPORTS

HIKING: 5, 10, 15, 20 OR MORE KMS

 

La Creuse, the green heart of France with its hilly side-wing scenery, is a true paradise for hikers.

 

There are over 2.500 kms of hiking trails. Long distance trails as well as short walks for a day or an afternoon.

 

Some trails start from the abbey. Others can be reached by a short car ride. 

On this website you will find over 132 trails with their GPX-files to download.

 

SPORTS

COME AND PLAY GOLF ON THE BEAUTIFUL LIMOUSIN GREENS!

 

 

within reach (from Abbaye du Palais):

Golf de la Porcelaine (18 holes, par 82, slope 139) at 47 minutes by car / 48.7 km

Golf de la Jonchère (18 holes, par 72) at 58 minutes by car / 56.9 km

Golf rural du Chammet (9 holes, par 35) at 54 minutes by car / 46,6 km

Golf Municipale de Limoges Saint Lazare (18 holes, par 72, slope 128) at 58 minutes by car : 55.4 km

Golf de Saint-Junien (18 holes, par 72) at 90 minutes by car / 107 km

  • € 325

    4-day golf package

    Come and play golf on the beautiful Limousin greens!

     

     includes:

    - 3 nights in a double bedroom

    - 3 complete breakfasts

    - 2 three-course dinners

    - welcoming aperitif when you arrive

    - 2 wine packages

    - 2x greenfee (18 holes)

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     optional:

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     conditions:

    Price per person for a double or twin room. Not available in July and August. Surcharge single use room € 90.00.

  • € 330

    hiking pack Compostella

    hike along the 'Voie de Roccamadour' for 3 days as part of the Pilgrim route

     

     includes:

    - 4 nights in a double bedroom

    - 3 three course dinners

    - 3 wine packages

    - welcoming aperitif when you arrive

    - 3 picnics for your walks

    - 4 complete breakfasts

    - 3x transfer up and down to hiking route

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     optional:

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     conditions:

    Price per person for a double or twin room. Not available in July and August. Surcharge single use room € 120,00

  • € 215

    4-days MTB package

    over 2300 kms single track for MTB in the Creuse!

     

     includes:

    - 3 nights in a doule bedroom

    - 2 three-course meals

    - 2 wine packages

    - welcoming aperitif when you arrive

    - 2x lunch boxes to take away

    - 3 complete breakfasts

    - maps, descriptions and information

    at your disposal

     

     optional:

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     conditions:

    Price per person for a double or twin room. Not available in July and August. Surcharge single use room € 90,00.

  • € 445

    Footsteps of Prince Zizim

    An 8 day hiking holiday in participation with Veï Lou Quéri.

     

     includes:

    at our friends Veï Lou Quéri

    - 3 dinners with Corrie and Ron from Veï Lou Quéri

    - 3 nights, breakfast included at the Abbey

    - 4 nights with breakfast included

    - 2 dinners at l'Abbaye du Palais

    - hiking maps, destinations

    and details at your disposal

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     optional:

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     conditions:

    Price per person for a double or twin room. Surcharge single room EUR 165. Not available in July and August.

  • € 215

    4-days hiking package

    discover the beautiful countryside of the Creuse!

     

     includes:

    - 2 three-course meals

    - 2 wine packages

    - welcoming aperitif when you arrive

    - 2x lunch boxes to take away

    - 3 complete breakfasts

    - maps, descriptions and information

    at your disposal

     

     optional:

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    -

     

     conditions:

    Price per person for a double or twin room. Not available in July and August. Surcharge single use room € 90,00.

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