Weekend at Lake Vassiviere

Mark and I just wanted to share with you the fantastic  weekend we had at Lake Vassiviere.  The lake is easily accessible, just 1.5 hours away from La Maison Ancienne B&B.  We went to celebrate my birthday and our wedding annivesary of 22 glorious years!We went with our friends Anne & Jeff and decided that we would camp. 

Lake Vassiviere, Haute-Vienne, camping

Popping the first cork!

We arrived at “Les 2 Isles” campsite at Auphelle at about 3pm.  As there was no-one at the reception went to have a cup of tea.  Came back, booked in and went to put the tent up.  Of course, then the heavens opened and we got very wet.  Eventually got the tent up and changed into dry clothes. 

 

 

Lake Vassiviere, Haute-Vienne, Restaurant boat

Restaurant Boat

Saturday morning woke up to cool, but sunny weather.   We had a lovely breakfast of Bucks Fizz and croissants.  For lunch, I had booked the four of us on to the Restaurant boat, which left at 12.30pm and took 3 hours around the lake.  The food, drink and entertainment was brilliant.

We had timed our weekend just right, as it was EDF’s 60 Anniversary of producing electricity via the dam and therefore there was lots going on.  We caught a small ferry which took us across to the small island, where we walked through beautiful gardens etc.  Definitely well worth a visit!

When we eventually got back to the tent there was another deluge, but this time we had hail stones the size of grapes, thunder and lightening!

Camping at Les 2 Isles, Auphelle, Haute-Vienne

Watching the fireworks!

In the late evening we were entertained by fireworks, which were absolutely fantastic, along with the lightening in the distance!  We took our deckchairs and our beers to the beach of the lake where we had a brilliant view point.  Fireworks across water, wonderful! 

Next day the boys cooked a lovely breakfast before we took down the tent and made our way home. 

All in all, I think we had a brilliant time!!

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New B&B Sign

La Maison Ancienne, B&B, Haute-Vienne, Sign

The new sign for “La Maison Ancienne” B&B

We are so excited, because today we have erected a new sign for “La Maison Ancienne” B&B. At last people will be able to find us more easily and also we may even getting passing trade!

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Jubilee 2012

Jubilee Celebrations at our Chambres d'hotes, Champsac

Family & Friends enjoying our “Street Party”

At La Maison Ancienne, for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we decided to have our own “Street Party” in the back garden.  Luckily the weather was fantastic (unlike poor England) and a lot of fun was had by family, friends and guests.

You may notice that we had a very distinguished guest attending!

Diamond Jubilee at La Maison Ancienne, Champsac

“The Queen” and friends!

Street Party, Champsac, Haute-Vienne

Eve receiving her gift from “The Queen” for the “Best Hat” competition

Diamond Jubilee, Champsac

Family & Friends

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