Wakeboarding - Sensas'Park - Pouligny Notre Dame
15 minutes from the Duplex De Genouillac, in the south of Berry, the three and a half hectare lake of Ligny has been equipped with a water ski lift. Unique in the Centre region, this equipment, which works like an arrow, allows beginners and lovers of sensations to glide over the water on a surfboard while being connected to a cable.
As good hosts, we tested it for you, well… as we are brave we sent our teenagers! It was their first time and they had a blast, they were well guided, equipped and accompanied by the team of the leisure centre. They were well guided, equipped and accompanied by the team of the leisure centre. We were able to enjoy the view from the snack bar which is also very nice!
For more info: https://www.pays-george-sand.fr/fr/bouger/activites-sportives-et-diverses/item/8837-base-de-loisirs-de-ligny
Sensas’park, Plan d’Eau de Ligny, 36160 Pouligny-Notre-Dame
Hiking and walking on marked trails - Portes de la Creuse
The network of trails of the portes de la creuse en marche, it’s 375km on 32 circuits of footpaths all around the Duplex de Genouillac! The maps are available in the reading corner of the Duplex de Genouillac but also the interactive map of the hiking network and the GPS tracks are available to download on the website of the portes de la creuse en marche:
Walks in the magical forest- Parc des Parelles
Only 20 minutes from Genouillac, this little jewel is a real natural gift. Nature has reclaimed its rights on this former granite quarry that so inspired George Sand. Three paths wind through the 24 hectares of this site dotted with giant granite blocks and crossed by whispering streams. Far from mass tourism, the Parc des Parelles, classified as a sensitive natural area, is a secret destination which reveals a wild, almost magical nature. At its heart, the amphitheatre of greenery comes alive in summer with storytelling and musical performances. Berry holds all its promises here!
Remember to take some coins with you:
Adult Full price: 2 €.
Child rate: 1 € – 12 years old
Exit Crevant, direction Aigurande (D951 B), follow the signs. The Parc des Parelles is located 3 km from the town of Crevant.
Claude Monet, Armand Guillaumin, Francis Picabia, among others, immortalised the landscapes of the confluence of the two Creuses rivers, the banks of the Sédelle, the old fortress of Crozant, the light, the rocks and the heather of this valley, through their impressionist paintings.
Hundreds of artists set down their easels in the heart of this wild and preserved nature, on the steep paths of this valley, as our contemporary artists continue to do, following in their footsteps. You can do the same by walking in their footsteps, with your discovery booklet in hand, and follow the Sentier des Peintres, a short loop marked out with bookmarks honouring the work of Claude Monet.
30 minutes from Genouillac, there are some unmissable walks, we take the dog along, sometimes a picnic and it is a joy to rediscover at each season.
Swimming & Kayak
For swimming there is plenty of choice, we have selected our 3 favourites but there are many more…
The beach at La Roussille in Chatelus-Malvaleix is a 5 minute drive away and there is also a lovely walk around the lake and a snack bar with a nice terrace open in the summer.
The beach at Jouillat on the Creuse River is 15 minutes away with the possibility of hiring kayaks and pedal boats. In season, the bar has some nice evening entertainment!
Lac du Bourg d’Hem is 20 minutes away and has a lovely beach, picnic tables and a nice restaurant in season. You can also rent kayaks, pedal boats etc. There is also a lovely walk along the river. In autumn, it is said that there are mushrooms, I say that I say nothing, the mushroom beds in Creuse are secret!
The forest of Chabrières - 25 min
f you like mountain biking it is so good that a stage of the French championship will be held here in 2022! Mountain bikes and VTCs can be hired at a reasonable rate from the Guéret tourist office.
If you like a nice walk in the forest, this one is 6.7km long and takes 2 hours, one of our favourites, especially in winter when the snow is still on the heights…
If you like wolves, go and visit the Chabrières wolf park, the forest offers them an almost natural habitat where you can discover these majestic beasts on a guided tour or at your own pace.
Go a little further for a 7km hike in the Maupuy and its high altitude lakes
Cani Rando - Husk-in Creuse
So we haven’t tried it ourselves yet but we think it’s a great idea and it’s only 25 minutes from the Duplex!
4 activities are available:
The Cani Rando is a walk pulled by a dog with the help of a harness or a belt. It allows an easy access on courses with a more or less important level. It can be done alone or with the family. For children, a trailer can be attached.
The Cani Kart is offered in the form of a baptism for 1 to 3 people towed by a team of 8 to 14 dogs. The Kart is led by Julien, your guide.
The Cani Trotte is an original and fun activity accessible from the age of 12. The scooter is pulled by one or two dogs. The activity is physical because the participant must work in synergy with the team. This activity is practiced as a second step after Cani Rando or Cani Cross.
The electric scooter is an original activity accessible from the age of 12. Unlike other activities, our four-legged friends will not accompany you on this outing. Charged by solar panels, the scooter has an autonomy of 40 kilometres. To discover with family or friends