We have purchased a remote property to renovate high on the Millevaches Plateau in Limousin. One of our essential criteria in our search was peace and quiet…which is actually pretty difficult to find in rural France, if you are used to Scottish Highlands levels of remoteness and quiet. I guess one person’s perception of complete peace is quiet is different to someone elses.
We purchased a caravan last month and have recently spent several days and nights at our property. I have to admit I have been dismayed by the seemingly around the clock air traffic noise and frequency of flights. It doesn’t seem to be faint and far off but lower altitude? I know there is an airport at Brive and another at Clermont, but I didn’t think these were major concerns. I cannot figure out if it is military aircraft or commercial airliners?
I have looked at the website ‘Flightradar24’ and as far as I can see there is not that much commercial air traffic flying directly over the Plateau Millevaches. I believe that there is a French website where you can get information on military aircraft activity? Does anyone know this?
We have a rental property in Chamberet (about 21 kms as the crow flies from our renovation property). Chamberet is on the edge of the Plateau Millevaches and although we get air traffic it often seems much higher up and certainly not as frequent as at our new place.
The weird thing about the air traffic at our new property (Bonnefond commune, 19) is that you can rarely see it, but it is pretty loud.
Bit disappointed If I am honest! I am hoping it is just temporary military aircraft activity.