Natural sites

Unique natural sites

The Corrèze is home to a rich variety of unspoilt natural scenery. Its myriad lakes, waterfalls, peat bogs and forests have remained unchanged for centuries and are crossed by a comprehensive network of footpaths.

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The Causse Corrézien

LISSAC SUR COUZE
The Causse Corrézien - LISSAC SUR COUZE
Southwest of Brive, near the A20 motorway. One of the most unusual environments in the département, this limestone plateau is dotted with bare, white outcrops of rock. Water is completely absorbed by the rock surface and is carried along a network of unde[...]

Brezou Valley

CHANTEIX
Brezou Valley - CHANTEIX
The Brezou valley owes its name to the river that runs through it. Located in the communes of Chanteix and Lagraulière, it houses two sites noted for their flora and fauna: The marsh of Brezou and the Forest of Blanchefort. The site is open all year round[...]

The Vézère river and its valley

UZERCHE
The Vézère river and its valley - UZERCHE
Vézère river by-passes the city of Uzerche on three sides. It encloses the rocky spur on which stands the ancient walled up city. Classified natural site.
9.2Excellent

The waterfalls of Murel

ALBUSSAC
The waterfalls of Murel - ALBUSSAC
15km northwest of Argentat. Access by car from the village of Forgès. These cascades are formed by three successive waterfalls which run through the steep, wooded Franche-Valeine gorges. The water surges through a maze of rocks before flowing calmly into [...]
9.2Excellent
8.4Très bon

The waterfalls of Gimel

GIMEL LES CASCADES
The waterfalls of Gimel - GIMEL LES CASCADES
One of the most beautiful natural sites in the Corrèze, located 12 km northwest of Tulle. The waterfalls are composed of three successive falls of the river Montane with a total height of 143 metres: the Grand Saut of 45m, the Redole of 38m and the Queue [...]
8.4Très bon

The Dordogne gorges

NEUVIC
The Dordogne gorges - NEUVIC
The Dordogne gorges, very steep, with their dams and their reservoirs, offer superb sceneries as at the viewpoints of Gratte-Bruyère and Roc du Busatier and present a major ecological interest. Trips in a "gabare" boat mixing history and nature invite you[...]

The cirque of Freysselines

CHAUMEIL
The cirque of Freysselines - CHAUMEIL
At feet of Monédières, a vast cirque cut in the granitic rock marks the border between plateau and mountain. The cirque of Freysselines is a real sanctuary of the moor: heathers, ferns, brooms, myrtilliers and raspberry bushes form a plant heart of a rar[...]

The Orgues de Bort

BORT LES ORGUES
The Orgues de Bort - BORT LES ORGUES
4km west of Bort-les-Orgues. Situated at an altitude of 789m, perched 350m above the town of Bort-les-Orgues, these rock formations were formed by volcanic lava flow. The end of the rock is shaped into 80-100m high columns over a distance of 2km. The enorm[...]
9.3Excellent

Peat bog of Longeyroux

MEYMAC
Peat bog of Longeyroux - MEYMAC
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 [...]
9.3Excellent

The Chavanon valley

MERLINES
The Chavanon valley - MERLINES
Access via Merlines. Running along the border between the Corrèze and Puy-de-Dôme départements, the delightful Chavanon valley is of exceptional geological, ecological and botanical interest (exceptional flora, with a mix of mountain and Atlantic variet[...]

Saut Sali Waterfall

SOURSAC
Saut Sali Waterfall - SOURSAC
In the heart of a classified natural site, a superb waterfall of about thirty meters on the brook of Pont-Aubert, accessible on foot from the parking lot shortly after the hamlet of Breuil by a yellow marked path (1h A/R). Access by the D16 between Soursac[...]
8.9Très bon

The waterfalls of Bialet

SAINT YBARD
The waterfalls of Bialet - SAINT YBARD
The cascades of Bialet offering you a naturel show of beauty. This is also the departure point for a relaxing ramble-following the banks of the Vezere you will discover the remnants of an old forge and the Gour Noir viaduct, the longest one stoned- arch br[...]
8.9Très bon
9Excellent

The La Fage chasm

NOAILLES
The La Fage chasm - NOAILLES
Divided into two galleries, the La Fage chasm is known for its beautiful, colourful draperies, highly decorated calcite bridges, numerous stalactites, columns and unusual figures, and its palaeontological deposits. A listed NATURA 2000 site, it also houses[...]
9Excellent

The Millevaches Regional Nature Park and its 14 Natura 2000 labelled sites

MILLEVACHES
The Millevaches Regional Nature Park and its 14 Natura 2000 labelled sites - MILLEVACHES
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 bo[...]