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The river Vézère

Vézère valley, it above all a river : La Vézère.

It takes its source at Meymac (Plateau de Millevaches, 887 meters), in the Massif Central in Corrèze. After traveling more than 211.2 km, she finishes her race in the Dordogne at Limeuil, ranked among the "Most Beautiful Villages of France".

This "stream in my hollow valley", according to its etymological roots, crosses landscapes more attractive than the others. The nature mingled with the historical heritage that you will find will not leave you indifferent.

Which kind of activities can I practice into this river?

To discover this narrow and wild river, nothing like a canoe or paddle trip. Sailing on the Vézère river will allow you to discover the remarkable sites that is along her.
Starting from Montignac, discover the Castle of Losse : the jewel of the Renaissance, the village of Saint Léon sur Vézère, listed as "Most Beautiful Villages of France", the majestic troglodytic city of Roque Saint Christophe, the troglodytic village of Madeleine, cliffs of the Grotte du Grand-Roc, the villages of Les Eyzies, Le Bugue and Limeuil classified "Plus Beaux Villages de France".

You're not sportive ? No problem, you can also enjoy the Vézère aboard a boat. From the village of Les Eyzies, leave for 1 hour and go back with an audio commentary.

You want to refresh ? Swimming is possible into the Vézère at nautical stops or at Limeuil and Saint-Léon sur Vézère.

Fishers will also be happy, the fish category of the Vézère is 2nd category, the fish encountered are migratory fish such as salmon, sea trout, shad, lamprey, pike, pike perch, carp (Difficult to catch but very beautiful specimens are caught regularly), the perch, the roach, the abalone, the catfish, the eel ...
The hydrographic richness of the Vézère is satisfying sport fishing people and family fishing enthusiasts!

Balade en Bateau sur la Vézère - Les Eyzies ©A.Borderie
Balade en Bateau sur la Vézère - Les Eyzies ©A.Borderie


Nautic stops on the river Vézère : 

Terrasson-Lavilledieu (near the bridge) 
Montignac (avenue Aristide Briand)
Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère (at the campsite) 
Tursac (next to the bridge of Lespinasse) 
Le Bugue (after the bridge, going to Le Buisson)

*A nautical stop is a public stop on the river that allows everyone to access the water. Whether you are canoeists, walkers, mountain bikers or fishermen. It is possible to picnic or simply to stay and disfrut.