Peaceful countryside, with green farmland, lots of ponds and the Limousin hills, Haute-Vienne is a very 'green' department. But it is also a place that is loaded with history, with De Chalus, where Richard the Lionheart died at the tragic site of Oradour-sur-Glane means the past is still very present. As to the question of property, Haute-Vienne offers all sorts of property at prices which are often very affordable. So, you have the choice: a farm house with land in Bellac, a beautiful apartment in a private mansion at the heart of Limoges, or a historic residence next to the chateau of Châlus. Finally, a good Limousin hotpot should sort you out after a day of cycling in the Limousin hills.