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In Nouvelle-Aquitaine, five vast regional nature parks, with their preserved landscapes and invaluable heritage, invite...
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€).
The Arboretum of Saint Setiers is a small jewel which can be visited freely. It extends over 3 hectares and contains more than 130 species of trees and flowerbeds offering you multiple atmospheres between large century-old trees and flowers along the paths.
You will be able to experience the relationship with the trees that suits you. You will discover rare or remarkable trees by their age and size, trees of shadow and light. You will take the time to discover by awakening your five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. At the end of your visit you can discover the exhibition "My friends the trees".
Start : Camping de Peyrelevade
Discover the Rebière Nègre peat bog and the Gué heath, rare preserved ancestral territories, rub shoulders with carnivorous plants, cranberries, linseed, newt…Let yourself be overwhelmed by the scents of blueberry heath and heather. Enjoy the panoramic view offered by nature with the rocks of the Gué.
Find the Visitor's booklet in the tourist information offices in the surrounding area.
Start : Golf
Access : La Geneyte
Markup : Granit sculptures
Discover these peaty areas and these granite sculptures of great diversity. They cover almost all of the evolutionary stages of peat bogs in Limousin.
Start : D982 and D8 croasroads
Markup : Blue and red water drop on the panels
Discover the sources of the Creuse.
Topo sheet available at the tourist information office of Sornac.
Superficie 100 ha. sur la commune de Peyrelevade Haute-Corrèze.
Plan d'eau de 4 ha : Baignade surveillée de 13 h à 19 h de mi-juillet à mi-août, pêche, jeux d'enfants.
The Pumptrack is a fun mountain bike trail open to all to practice the handling of the bike. A loop course, composed of bumps and high turns, it allows you to gain speed and have fun without pedalling! Feel the thrill of learning mountain bike technique while having fun! The tracks are open to mountain bikes, bmx, draisiennes, skate boards, mountain boards and even rollerblades and scooters! The course has several trails to vary the pleasures and have fun according to your level of progress: beginner, amateur, confirmed, to each his sensations!
The archaeological site of Les Cars is one of the most remarkable ancient sites in the Limousin. Between moors and forests, on the Plateau de Millevaches, granite blocks whisper to us a history that is almost 2000 years old. It takes us on the trail of these Gallo-Romans who came to settle in the lands of Haute-Corrèze in the 2nd century A.D. But who were they? How did they live here? Clues are hidden in the thousand-year-old stones in front of you: here is the plan of a villa crossed by water, there are large mausoleums emerging from the chaos... Your imagination runs wild, your archaeologist's soul awakens. To guide you through this journey back in time, mediators are present on site all summer, not far from a small sunny terrace.
This site was rediscovered by Marius Vazeilles at the beginning of the 20th century. The archaeological pieces of the site can be discovered at the Musée d'Archéologie et du Patrimoine Marius Vazeilles in Meymac.
Départ : Mont Bessou top
Markup : signs
Two key natural elements of Haute-Corrèze: granit and mushrooms.
A Randoland circuit, available in the in the surroundings tourist information offices is also offered to the youngest, to discover the secrets of Mont Bessou with the help of puzzle.
Earth and grass loop of about 2.5 km with a gradient of up to 10% to provide pleasure for young and old, beginners or experienced pilots. Access is free and open from the top. The start is at the geodetic point.
Highest point in the Limousin on the D36, 4km north of Meymac. Situated at an altitude of 1,000m, this observatory has a viewpoint overlooking the Monts du Cantal and Monts de l’Auvergne.