WELCOME TO NOMADWAYS BARN . 2017 . FRANCE
Spring is coming! We are soooo excited to tell you our March big news! Nomadways is creating a collaborative art space! In Southern France! In beautiful rural Brivezac, by the side of Dordogne river! It’s an old barn surrounded by green grass, walnut, fig, plum, apple and pear trees. It will become a workshop and residency space for artists, educators and social activists… as soon as we renovate it! And that is a lot of work so COME, VISIT, HELP US & ENJOY!
From April on we will welcome, accommodate and give a lot of funny handy tasks to anyone motivated! No building experience needed! Bring your energy and good mood!
Brivezac is a village located in the Corrèze department in the Limousin region. It is on the right bank of the river Dordogne. It has a community of 175 inhabitants. The church of Saint-Pierre, in the heart of the village, has one of the oldest Roman portals in Limousin. The interior of the village is a patchwork of old houses made with stones from the ruins of old buildings and pebbles of the Dordogne. The bridge over the Dordogne that crosses Brivezac offers a beautiful point of view between cliffs and fields that border the stream.
About the Limousin Region
The Limousin is a region of hills, valleys, rivers and low mountains. It is one of the most beautiful and most rural regions of France. Its biggest human center is Limoges with 140 000 inhabitants. Brive la Gaillarde, the region’s second city, has just under 50 000 inhabitants, and is the closest big city from Brivezac, 40km away. Once a Roman city, Limoges was renowned in the Middle Ages as a centre of arts and culture. In the nineteenth century, it became famed throughout Europe, and beyond, for its porcelaine. Limoges has a large beautiful historic quarter, with narrow streets and many fine half-timbered houses. Brive-la-Gaillarde, on the river Corrèze is an attractive small city, with a historic centre built in the pale honey coloured local stone.
Rural Limousin is a land of deciduous woods and fields in the west and northwest, of sheep grazing land in the north, and an upland area of spruce forests and grazing land on the Plateau de Millevaches (the plateau of the thousand springs, not the thousand cows – there are many more than that!) in the east. In the south west, the region borders the river Dordogne, that cuts through the south west of the region, after several kilometres where, in its steep wooded valley, it forms the border with the neighbouring region of Auvergne.
Tourism around Brivezac
-Argentat: Delightful small town on the Dordogne. Water sports.
-Beaulieu sur Dordogne: Fine romanesque church, with remarkable carved tympanum
-Brive la Gaillarde: Attractive old city centre.
-Collonges la Rouge, Curemonte and Turenne: Reputedly three of the prettiest villages in France. Collonges la Rouge is so known on account of the red sandstone used in the buildings.
-The Dordogne valley: The upper Dordogne valley is a place for water sports: sailing on the artificial lakes, kayaking where the river flows freely.
-Parc Naturel Régional de Millevaches: The Limousin highlands – outdoor activities, hiking, riding, nature.
-Flights: Limoges airport is the closest, served by several low cost airlines from the UK and Belgium. There are also some services to the new Brive airport. Otherwise, most convenient airports to fly to are Bordeaux, Toulouse and Paris, from which you can reach Brive la Gaillarde by train or bus.
-Train: From Bordeaux, Toulouse and Paris Gare d’Austerlitz, you can go to Brive la Gaillarde. From there you will take a train/bus to Bretenoux to get closer to Brivezac. That’s where we will come to pick you up and bring you to our dream barn!
And, now, for your utmost pleasure, meet our barn: