Dear Editor: France, Lac Vassivière

Located in the Limousin in central France, Lac Vassivière covers a total area of over 1000 hectares and is one of the largest man-made lakes in France. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a holiday in one the quieter and cheaper parts of France.

The lake was created in 1949 and supplies France with electrical energy via the Hydroelectric power station run by EDF, the 45km of shoreline provides ample opportunity for a fantastic vacation.

The opportunities for watersports are numerous and most activities are catered for. You can bring your own boat, windsurfer or canoes – or hire some of the ones available. The lake offers a vast area which can be fished – Carp, pike & pikeperch can all be found but to be enjoyed best why not use a boat?

The shoreline contains numerous beaches, campsites restaurants, marinas and there is even an island in the middle. Architects Aldo Rossi and Xavier Fabre created the Vassivière Contemporary Art Centre on the Island in 1986 and in order to preserve its atmosphere, it is a car-free zone although you can take the tourist train across to the island in season. A free Taxi Boat service also operates which will take you and your bikes to one of several points around the lake.

For cyclists, the lake is ideal for cycling due to the low volume of vehicles on the road. Whether your preference is dirt tracks in the woods for your mountain bike or maybe following the Raymond Poulidor circuit around the lake you won’t be disappointed.

Vacations spent around Lac Vassiviere are peaceful and revitalising, as holidays should be. It caters for most types of holidays, apart from rowdy nightlife so no stags or hens thank you. It is a family place with a relaxed atmosphere and as little or as much as you want to do. Why not spend your next holiday around the lake, just don’t tell too many people!

Save £90 Advertising on Europe’s Largest Travel Website, Ryanair.com – Offer ends Sunday 31 January

Great news for all of our Members!  This offer is until Sunday 31 Jan only so take advantage today!  We have negotiated an exclusive deal for free package upgrades with Ryanair Lettings, Ryanair’s newest partner.

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Manage your calendar and bookings all in one place!

You may find your Availability Calendar easier to manage from within your MRA as all the other information you need for the booking is in there too!  Here’s how to make changes to your Calendar through your My Rental Admin area.

Choosing a dotcom domain name for your IO website

Having a dotcom domain name can be favoured by the major Search Engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing.  We have some tips for you when you’re choosing this all important signpost to your website.

Special Offer from HolidayLettings.co.uk

They are one of the UK and Europe’s biggest and best holiday home rental websites.  Through a little hard work from us, they have agreed to a special deal just for IndependentOwners.com Members.  See how holidaylettings.co.uk can save you some money!

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January 2010 Flight News Monthly

We all love a good airline sale and there are loads happening now.  Virgin Atlantic is offer excellent deals to the States and the Cheapflights.co.uk has a huge sale on.  Turkey is now more expensive than Spain for holidaymakers and JAL and Varsity are making noise in this month’s Flight News Monthly.

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Dear Editor: La Orotava Tenerife

La Orotava in the north of Tenerife is considered one of the 20 prettiest towns in all of Spain. La Orotava is an ancient, beautiful place with centuries of rich history and culture that create a colourful holiday for all who visit.

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