Las Couenas is situated in the Creuse part of the Regional Park - Plateau de Millevaches in a small village
Le Cousseix in Croze. Felletin is 8kms north of Las Couenas a pretty little town with a market every Friday morning. Aubusson 18kms north east of Las Couenas is a lovely medeival town famous for its tapestries and rugs.
The famous tapestry 'Lady and The Unicorn' originated from Chateau de Boussac and is now on show at The Cluny Museum in Paris. North of the Creuse George Sand a writer drew her inspiration from this contact with the tapestries and surrounding courtyside.
Lac Vassiviere is one of the largest lakes in France (2,470 hectars and 45kms wide). This is where families gather to pass their summer holidays, where there is wind-surfing, swimming, canoeing and other water sports. Vassiviere has an Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden designed by Aldo Rossi, which is opened all the year round. The Parc Arbre en Arbre is close by for the more adventerous.
South of Las Couenas is only an hours drive away from the Mont Dore well known for winter sports like skiiing and snow boarding. Carrying on south into the next department we enter the Auvergne one of the most beautiful in this part of France. Le Puy de Dome with its famous volcanoes and Nulcania Park.
Coming back to Las Couenas we are surrounded by stunning countryside providing wonderful family walks regularly organised by the local Tourist Office in Felletin, where a wealth of fauna and flora is to be discovered.
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