The French countryside - Indre, Cher, Creuse and Allier.

This is where you will find an oasis of peace, tranquility & space.

The Berry is the small part of south-central FrIl n'est pas possibleance corresponding roughly to the two departments of Indre (36) and Cher (18) and the north of departments Allier (03) and Creuse (23), all named after the major rivers that run through them.

About 250 kilometres south of Paris, between the Loire valley and the mountains of the Auvergne, Berry has a varied topography from north to south.

We live between the towns of Boussac and Châteaumeillant and our immediate countryside is known as "bocage", small fields and hedgerows stocked with Limousine, Charolais and Friesian cattle. The gentle hills are cut by meandering streams and the local oak forests provide firewood and structural timber.

To our north east are the vineyards of Châteaumeillant then the more sweeping countryside of the Cher valley. To our North west, beyond La Châtre and the river Indre the Creuse valley heads north to the Loire, passing through the town of Argenton, rich in Gallo/Roman history.

South of Argenton is the picturesque village of Gargilesse and the lake of Eguzon - a must for watersports enthusiasts - whilst further north is the Brenne National Park, full of wildlife and a rich haven for birds who are attracted to its thousands of ponds and lakes. The bocage continues south towards the Massif Central

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