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A Day in Gouzon

A day in Gouzon

Gouzon is the stopover on your journey, and for good reason, Gouzon has been village étape for over 10 years. This small town of more than 1600 inhabitants lists all the services necessary to have a good stay or to live happy days. And icing on the cake, ideally located on the territory, Gouzon is within easy reach (and sometimes just a throw of darts) of most of the activities one might want.

After falling under its spell, here without further ado are some ideas for tours to do on the day around the small town, former Bourbonnaise enclave.

To start the day well, there is nothing like a little walk on the paths gouzonnais …

A walk yes, but not just any, actually a interpretation trail to discover with the family, less than 5km, located in the outskirts of Gouzon.

This circuit borrows a very particular mesh seen from the sky, like a chessboard, referring to the history of Gouzon, but also to a trade since disappeared, which you will rediscover.

Walk through the bocage and let yourself be guided by the panels of the surveyor game, revise your classics at each station to solve the aiming or measuring tests.

And finally, discover the mystery word related to the history of Gouzon. A booklet (not essential) of the Brande de Lande trail is available at the tourist office.

Would you like to hike a little longer?

Choose the tuileries circuit, a little more than 13km long it will take you along the banks of the Voueize, from fountains to mills, even passing by an old tile factory.

Circuit to discover here




After all these efforts, allow yourself the right to taste one of our specialties Creusoises …

At the restaurant of the Lion d’or in Gouzon, you are sure to find on the menu the famous “fondu-creusois”.

This simple recipe consisting of fries that we dip in melted cheese, in Gouzon it will be with cheese from the laiterie de la Voueize nearby, will be accompanied (as if that wasn’t enough), by charcuterie quite often, a steak or even an omelette depending on where you taste it; but rest assured, to make it all go down, there will also be a green salad!

For those who still have room, succumb to the homemade profiteroles, hum that melted chocolate …

All the info on the Golden Lion -> here


To entertain you this afternoon, between the 2 my heart swings …

The fondue and profiteroles gobbled up, why not try a fishing party at the fly fishing tank of Grands-Champs?

Address to the guard on the spot to indulge in your favorite sport, the site with its 8ha makes it the largest fly-fishing water plan of Limousin. Rest assured, this quiet and secluded place will also offer you a relaxing space in the shade of the trees populating the site …

-> Grands Champs fishing reservoir:

In another genre, why not go for a little spin at the golf de la jonchère? The only 18-hole golf course in the region is an associative golf course where hospitality and conviviality are the key words.


Looking for a softer, cultural activity?

Don’t leave Gouzon not without visiting the Chapelle Saint Nicolas des Forges. Located 3km from Gouzon, don’t be fooled by its all in all rather classic Romanesque appearance. Indeed, this chapel houses within it, among other things, frescoes from the Carolingian era of which there are only 3 in France in this state of preservation.


Golf de la Jonchère à Gouzon
Golf de la Jonchère à Gouzon
Golf de la Jonchère à Gouzon
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