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Lakes & Watersports ~ Limousin Dordogne and Charente

South West France is often referred to as the Lake District of France whilst Limousin is known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes The town of Brantome in the Dordogne is often called the Venice of France, affectionately fighting for this title with Confolens in the Charente.

The Limousin alone boasts roughly 11,000 kilometres of rivers and more than 3,000 lakes offering everything from scenic walks, fishing and bathing, to speed boats and jet-skiing at Vassiviere, the largest lake at over 1000 hectares.