Village of Mauzens and Miremont
Situated between the villages of Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil and Rouffignac, Mauzens et Miremont is crossed from north to south by the Manaurie, a small tributary of the Vézère. The hilltop village of Miremont is home to the majestic Fortress of Miremont, with its 12th-century Romanesque keep. The village of Mauzens is famous for its stone quarries. The hilltop village of Miremont owes its name to an Occitan origin: "mira", for "look" and "mount", used for a high place. It dominates the valley majestically. Its 13th-century feudal keep overlooks the crumbling ramparts. The manor houses and town houses bear witness to the presence of the "Maîtres de Forges" who once ran a metalworking industry on the banks of the Manaurie stream. Further back in the valley, the village of Mauzens retains the warm colours of the stone of the same name.