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Lathus Saint Rémy - a riverside village

There is something very special about living beside a river. Flowing water, whether fast and thrilling or slow and soothing always adds a certain quality to the towns and villages it passes by, and offers possibilities for sporting and leisure activities too. The village of Lathus Saint Rémy, which is found in the pretty, green countryside of the Vienne department in the west of France, is enhanced by the presence of the River Gartempe, providing a scenic setting and also all the fun and excitement of white water sports.

Life in the village

The village of Lathus Saint Rémy is pretty and rural, but has a lively atmosphere and a well developed community. Basic shops and facilities are found within the village itself, including a handy little supermarket, a couple of good boulangeries, a pharmacy and a doctor's catering for most of your health requirements, a bank and a post office, a florist's and even a friendly little bar/tabac. Larger shops and further amenities and services can be found in the delightful nearby market town of Montmorillon.

Sightseeing and sports on offer

If you want to do a little sightseeing around the village, Lathus Saint Rémy has a granite built 12th century church, and there are also several imposing chateaux in the locality. One of the key factors of life in this community is a love of the outdoor life, and fans of adventure sports return over and over again to the excellent outdoor sports centre which offers white water sports on the river, fishing, rock climbing and more. Lathus has also a very good equestrian centre, and the gentle countryside is ideal for horse-riding.

Out and about in the Lake District of France

The Limousin, which borders the part of the Vienne department close to Lathus Saint Rémy, is known as the Lake District of France, and the many beautiful lakes found here offer many possibilities for great days out in the summer sunshine. The leisure lakes, such as St Pardoux are very well developed for rural tourism, offering camping facilities, a huge variety of sports, restaurants and picnic spots.

Explore fascinating Poitiers

Back in the Vienne, the regional capital city of Poitiers is rich in history and culture, and has a wealth of things to see and do. The old parts of the city are fascinating, with historic monuments and lovely architecture, the shops and restaurants are good enough to keep even the most demanding shoppers and gourmands happy, and there are several excellent theme parks nearby.

How to get there

The airports at Poitiers and Limoges are both good for accessing the region by air, with flights from budget airline Ryanair keeping things cheap and cheerful. Limoges is also served by Flybe. Train travel is a possibility too, with excellent services from Paris, while drivers will find Lathus Saint Rémy on the D54, accessed from the A20 or N147 roads.

Property prices and availability in and around Lathus Saint Rémy

Poitou-Charentes is one of the few remaining regions of France that still offer a broad selection of properties at very reasonable (and often incredibly cheap!) prices. In or close to the village there are currently opportunities to purchase some sizeable and delightful properties for around just 150,000 Euros.

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Lathus Saint Rémy AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Lathus Saint Rémy?

Lathus Saint Rémy is located in the west of France. It lies in the south-east of the Vienne department, close to its region's border with the Limousin.

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Population: 1,253

Access: By air: Fly to Poitiers or Limoges direct from the UK. By rail: You can travel by train from Paris to Poitiers or Limoges. By road: The town is located on the D54, accessed easily from the A20 auto route or the N147.

Economy: The economy is rural, with small commerce in the village.

Interesting fact: Lathus Saint Rémy has an excellent water sports centre on the River Gartempe.


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