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Subject: Communes of the Haute-Vienne department, Blanzac, Haute-Vienne, Aureil, Augne, Aixe-sur-Vienne
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The main square in Maisonnais-sur-Tardoire
The main square in Maisonnais-sur-Tardoire
Coat of arms of Maisonnais-sur-Tardoire
Coat of arms
Maisonnais-sur-Tardoire is located in France
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Haute-Vienne
Arrondissement Rochechouart
Canton Saint-Mathieu
Intercommunality Bandiat Tardoire Avenir
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Annie Brandie
Area1 31.89 km2 (12.31 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 465
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 87091 / 87440
Elevation 165–306 m (541–1,004 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Maisonnais-sur-Tardoire (Occitan: Maisonès) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Limousin region in west-central France.


It is a pretty little village with a sixteenth-century church that has a square steeple. It also has a village shop, a school, a town hall, a small post office and of course the obligatory cemetery. There is a self-guided walk detailed on the notice board just beyond the church enabling you to enjoy the flora and fauna of the village and see the field where the local honey is produced. Maisonnais has a small lake where you can enjoy a picnic after your walk.

It is 6 kilometres from the nearest small town, Saint-Mathieu which has a variety of shops and bars and a tennis court, as well as a swimming lake where you can hire pedalos in the summer and enjoy a meal overlooking the lake.

It is central to three capital cities, Angoulème the capital of the Charente, with its famous cartoon museum; Limoges the capital of the Limousin, famous for its history of porcelain manufacture and Périgueux the capital of the Périgord with its charming narrow streets and sunny squares.

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