Check out what is new in French beauty spot Limousin

Limousin is fast becoming the go-to place in France now after a series of new attractions, hotel and easier access for British tourists.

The stunning Château de la Cazine has recently opened its door in the heart of rural Creuse.

This 19th century mansion is the ideal base for those who enjoy the finer things in life including dining at the property renowned for serving the most tantalising cuisine or enjoy a massage with the in-house therapist.

Bordered by a lake on one side and a beautiful park on the other, the Château also provides the ideal setting for a stylish wedding in the French countryside.

A night at the Château de la Cazine start at 95 euros per room. For more information and bookings, visit www.chateaudelacazine.fr

And Limousin’s answer to geo-caching Terra Aventura has welcome new characters this year – the Bad Poϊ’z, the official baddies of the game.

Any Terra Aventura participant who catches a Bad Poϊ’z will be given a reward and a medal. Geo-caching is a new type of treasure hunt where participants use either a smart phone or a sat nav to guide them from one spot to the next and eventually find the treasure.

Entirely free this is an ideal activity for families wishing to discover the outdoors and have fun at the same time.

For more information, visit www.terra-aventura.fr.

And anyone who wants to walk in the footsteps of French writer Colette can now do so.

Or more precisely get to sleep in one of her favourite properties.

The highly successful French writer, Colette penned masterpieces including Green Wheat, Gigi and Sido, stayed at Castel Novel and credited the property with being a great source of inspiration.

Today Castel Novel is an upscale and stylish Relais and Château property, which is renowned for its excellent cuisine making it an ideal place for galloping gourmets travelling to the area.

Apart from the chateau itself, Colette fans can wander around the property’s gardens aptly renamed ‘Les Jardins de Colette’, which have been revamped to recount her life and her love of nature.

A night for two on a half board basis starts at 598 euros. For more information and bookings, visit www.castelnovel.com.

For more details about what is on offer in Limosuin visit www.tourismelimousin.com.

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