Between lake and pond

Between lake and pond

Heritage site and architecture
Lakes and rivers
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Along the shores of Lac des Bariousses, an ideal route is laid out to discover the beech and holly forests, a flora so special to the plateau; and its coniferous forests alternating with numerous green meadows.
The high vantage point that this route offers gives way to an exceptional view that imposes its gentle curves on the undulating landscape, all in protected natural surroundings.

3 points of interest

  • Lake

    The "Champs de l’eau"

    Site adjacent to Lake Bariousses, popular with fishermen for its carp swims and its many varieties of freshwater fish. The site also allows fishing for pike and zander due to the development of a pike spawning ground and the launching of fishing boats.
  • Panorama

    The Puy du Mas

    A remarkable site, renowned for its open, 360° view. Located at an altitude of 727 m, it is the highest point in the district and offers fabulous view over all the surrounding mountains.
  • Small patrimony

    The Croix de la Goutte

    An ancient stone cross, indicating the presence of a crossing, here between four roads.


  1. Head north along the shore of Lac des Bariousses for 1 km past the "Champs de l'eau" site. At the crossroads with the D157, turn right. After 150 m, turn left to walk to the village of La Brunerie. Before the first house, take the left-hand track, and continue for 1.5 km to reach the D940.
  2. Cross the road to take the D160 opposite, then take the second road on the left after 400m towards the village of La Nouaille. As you enter the village, take a stony track on the right, just after the first barn.
  3. At the crossing, turn left, then go up the track to the top (viewpoint on the right overlooking the Puy du Mas). Go down, leaving the first track on the right, cross a small stream, climb 100 m and go up a small hill on the right. After about 600 m, after a descent into the undergrowth, turn right again.
  4. Walk up to the local road leading to the village of la Goutte. At the crossroads (Croix de la Goutte), turn left to go back down to the D940. Turn left again and go along the B-road to return to the starting point.
  • Departure : In front of the holiday cottage gate, Les Combelles
  • Arrival : Devant le portail du gîte de vacances, les Combelles
  • Towns crossed : Saint-Hilaire-les-Courbes and Treignac


Altimetric profile


Caution due to road traffic

Information desks

Le Bourg, 197170 Saint-Hilaire-les-Courbes

05 55 95 68 10

1 place de la République, 19 260 Treignac

http://www.terresdecorreze.comaccueil@terresdecorreze.com05 55 98 15 04


Stations: Bugeat (10km); Lacelle (6km)

Access and parking

Leave Treignac by the RD 490 towards Lac des Bariousses. After the shore, 1.5 km further on, take the road on the right which goes down towards the lake.

Parking :

The Champ de l’eau car park

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