Welcome to Bourganeuf
Bourganeuf is an out-of-the-way destination for those looking to travel to a forgotten corner of France. Although much of Limousin is deeply rural and often feels like a relic of the past, Bourganeuf was, oddly enough, one of the first towns in Europe to get electricity. It has a museum exploring its electric history, as well as an atmospheric old centre.
South of Bourganeuf is an uninterrupted swathe of rolling pastureland and forests, with the Lac de Vassivière (actually a reservoir) as a possible off-the-beaten-track destination, particularly for water sports.