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Along the river Creuse, for about 15 kilometres, the Painters' Valley presents remarkable landscapes which inspired the...
Located on the watershed of the Adour-Garonne and Loire-Brittany basins, the territory of the Regional Natural Park (PNR) has thousands of springs and rivers (Vézère, Creuse, Corrèze, Vienne...) and shelters remarkable natural environments where peat bogs, moors, forests and meadows alternate. The Longeyroux peat bog, 15 km northwest of Meymac, is an exceptional reservoir of biodiversity. The NRP is home to fragile and unique animal and plant species: otters, pearl mussels, wetland azure, linnet, white-tailed eagle, viviparous lizard... It is also a stopover for migratory birds. There are 12 species of birds, including the red-backed shrike, the European nightjar, the woodlark, the grey crane... The flora offers a great diversity: heather moors, sphagnum mosses or droseras are only some examples. A dense forest in deciduous or coniferous trees composes a heterogeneous landscape. A discovery not to be missed and surprising.
Start : Millevaches, D36, at the crossroads towards Peyrelevade on the D21
Markup :Stones with the legend of the 3 sources
Discover the sources of the Vienne, the watershed and the otter basin.
A team of volunteers came together, “armed” with axes and saws, and brought this area back to life, thanks to sculptures! “Art brut », spontaneous art, art that does not claim to be cultural nor intellectual, simply a contemporary garden. It is open to visitors for free, all year long. And if you would like to participate in this project, you are more than welcome to contact us !
Start :Car park overlooking the bog bordering the D109. Entry sign.
Access by Chavanac, Saint-Merd-Les-Oussines or Meymac
Markup : blocks of stone with a white cotton grass and an arrow
22 interpretation stations
Discovery of the largest peat bog in Limousin, that of Longeyroux as well as the unique flora and fauna it shelters.
This bog is an extraordinary site which benefits from several protection measures.
Start : Car park overlooking the Longéroux peat bog, bordering the D109. Entry sign.
Markup :blocks of stone with a heather flower and a purple direction arrow.
9 interpretation stations
Discovery of the landscapes as well as the fauna and flora typical of heather, the largest peat bog in Limousin, that of Longeyroux from the largest peat bog in Limousin.
A biological environment of major European interest, this peat bog lies at an altitude of 900m in the communes of Meymac, St Merd-les-Oussines, Chavanac and St Sulpice-les-Bois. It occupies a huge 250ha depression, where numerous springs and streams merge to form the Vézère. Its size, unusual landscapes and the diversity of its flora and fauna make the Tourbière du Longeyroux one of the natural gems of the Plateau de Millevaches.
Two paths allow visitors access to the peat bog. A booklet providing information on the two waymarked paths and the bog is available from Haute Corrèze Tourist Offices in Meymac and Bugeat (1€).