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Bersac sur Rivalier - a picturesque rural village

There are many picturesque rural villages to be found in the lovely countryside of the Limousin region, and Bersac sur Rivalier is certainly in this category. It is a dynamic little community, proud of its village and its heritage, and makes a charming base from which to enjoy the renowned quality of Limousin life. The setting, with rolling fields and pasturelands, woods, lakes and rivers is quite delightful and offers the possibility of a host of outdoor activities, sure to please all the family.

Dynamic community providing essential amenities

It is rare to find a small, rural village with as many shops and services as you can find in Bersac sur Rivalier, and this is a tribute to the dynamism of the community. The creation of new enterprise is a stated aim of the commune's leaders, and the shops, small businesses and programme of festivals and events is living proof of this commitment.

Shops, services and heritage on offer

In addition to the twice weekly markets selling fresh, local produce, the village also boasts a bakery, a grocer's, a garage and service station, post office, a doctor's and even a bar/restaurant. Meanwhile the village's heritage includes a mediaeval church and pretty square, a lovely fountain and many original streets and houses. There are some good riding stables in the village too, for those with a love for horses.

Visit historic Châteauponsac and mediaeval Ambazac

Being just a twenty-minute drive from the capital city of Limoges means that even living a peaceful, rural life in Bersac sur Rivalier doesn't stop you from accessing the big city and all its amenities. Limoges is rich in heritage too, so don't limit trips to shopping or you will miss so much! Further places that are worth exploring include the historic town of Châteauponsac, the mediaeval town of Ambazac and the attractive market town of La Souterraine.

Explore the great outdoors

Lovers of the great outdoors will have a wonderful time enjoying various different activities available in the locality. Horse-riding is very popular here and there are some beautifully peaceful riding trails to enjoy. The leisure lakes for which the Limousin is renowned are also nearby, with the superb Lake Saint Pardoux, perfect for fishing, swimming and water sports almost on the doorstep.

How to get there

You can travel by air or rail to Limoges or to Poitiers (Limoges is by far the closest), from where it is then best to hire a car so that you can enjoy getting out and about to explore all of this beautiful area. (Limoges Airport is served by Flybe and Ryanair, while Poitiers Airport is served by Ryanair.) The village is found on the D27/D203/D28 roads, near the A20 auto route.

Property prices and availability in and around Bersac sur Rivalier

As the Limousin is one of the cheapest places in France for property, this is a wonderful place to find a real bargain, or to begin a search if your budget is not large. The market currently lists several properties that come in at under 100,000 Euros, while if you have a little more to spend you are sure to find something to please.

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Bersac sur Rivalier AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Bersac sur Rivalier?

Bersac sur Rivalier is situated in the centre of France. It lies in the east of the Haute-Vienne department.

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IN THE REGION OF LIMOUSIN

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HAUTE-VIENNE

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Population: 635


Access: By air: Fly to Limoges or Poitiers. By rail: Both Poitiers and Limoges are also served by the TGV. By road: If driving, the village is found near the A20 auto route on the D27/D203/D28.


Economy: The economy is based on agriculture.


Interesting fact: In spite of its small population, the village hosts two weekly markets, one on Tuesday evenings and the other on Wednesday mornings.

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