The Corrèze is blessed with an extraordinary diversity of stunning natural landscapes encompassing a wide range of protected flora and fauna.Take a stroll through the forests and peat bogs of the Millevaches plateau, discover the MAssif des Monédiéres with its blanked of heather, stop at a viewpoint perched above the Gorges de la Dordogne, explore the vast limestone plateaux known as the causses, or admire the mesmering play of light and shadow created by a waterfall, and you'll soon appreciate the vast array of natural treasures that this region has to offer.
In Albussac and Forgés
After crossing the Souvigne river, departure from Forgés, you'll follow the Franche Valeine river which lead you to the beautiful waterfalls of Murel.
Bit of history of Aubazine
In the middle of the 12th century, Saint Etienne d'Obazine as he now known, founted 2 abbeys:
A nonastery around with the present town of Aubazine grew and a convent, only 500 m away, whose remains can still be seen by the wild river Coyroux.The monks decided to build a watercourse that would supply the settlement with freshwater, allow the abbey to develop a fish farm, irragate the meadows around their community and operate three windmills.
The Monk's canal is an exceptional work of art and engineering, a unique example of "daring" construction and design from medieval Europe period.
The canal follows the rocky meanders of the river Coyroux, circumnavigating natural obstacles and spanning ravines.
It's an amazing challenge that brilliantly testifies to the monks' mastery.During the French revolution , the monasteries and all their possessions were sold but the village has always benefited from the canal water.
The south, a hint of riviera
Brive la Gaillarde, Lac du Causse, Gouffre de la Fage, Turenne, Collonges la rouge, Meyssac, Branceilles, Curemonte, La chapelle aux Saints, Beaulieu sur Dordogne, Puy de Roche de Vic;
The medieval towns and villages along this route are full of charaster and charm, as well as teeming with history, with a pace of life and atmosphere which changes as you travel through gentle southern-influenced landscapes an steep, verdant escarpments.
Gouffre de la Fage:
A magnificent chasm for those keen to explore the underground world beneath the "Causse"
Officially recognised as " one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France"In the feudal chateau, the orientation table at the Tour de César, enjoy a view of the border region between the Corrèze and the Lot.
A market town build from red sandstone.Medieval quater, including an old covered market hall.
One of the Moste Beautiful Villages in France.A village with 3 churches and 3 châteaux where the writer Colette once stayed.
La Chapelle aux Saints:Museum of Neanderthal Man.
Beaulieu sur Dordogne:
A miedieval town on the banks of the Dordogne build around an abbey church with a superb tympanum.Gabare boat trips on the Dordogne.
The Lot and the Quercy Region
Visitors enter the caves in a small train which takes them to magnificent underground halls where stalactites and stalagmites are mirrored in the lakes. Here you can also admire the famous “Salle de Merveilles” (Hall of Wonders), an immense gallery of 2000 m2.