From Lake Deiro to Las Vergnas

From Lake Deiro to Las Vergnas

Lakes and rivers
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On the king's highway, continue through the countryside to reach the village of Darnets and the site of Las Vergnas.
The water accompanies your journey, from the edge of Lake Deiro to the wetland of Las Vergnas, and passing by the river. This linear route follows the line of an old road ordered by Turgot, Intendant of the Limousin at the end of the 18th century, the 'king's highway'. It will take you to to explore Las Vergnas, a precious wetland that hides many treasures. Pontoons or footbridges allow you to visit and understand this site, worthy of preservation.


  1. Join the path alongside the lake on the right, cross the footbridge over the weir and go through the tunnel under the road. Walk alongside the river. Go over a footbridge. At the road turn left, then continue on the path. At the crow's foot continue to the left.
  2. At the road go up on the right for 300 m then turn left onto a path. Cross a road and follow the path on the left. Again, on a small road, turn left, pass over the river and continue along the path.
  3. Turn right onto the road that crosses the railway and continue until you reach the village of Veuillac. In the hamlet, take a small hairpin road on the left and continue straight ahead on a paved road (the king's highway). Go to the road on the right and then immediately to the crossroads on the left. Leave the road to take a path on the right that goes around the village of La Barrière, and continue straight ahead.
  4. At the road continue on the track opposite, then turn right onto a path, and continue straight ahead. On the main road, go to the left. At the crossroads (Croix des Rameaux - palm cross) go down towards the church of Saint-Maurice and the oratory and then head up towards the town centre.
  5. At the crossing, continue straight ahead towards Montusclat. Leave a path to the right and go down the road to the bridge to reach to the starting point of the visit to Las Vergnas.
  6. At the welcome panel, go onto the footbridge, follow the water upstream. Cross another footbridge and then take the pontoon that goes through the wetland. Then pass a second footbridge and continue on the trail. Where you meet another path, turn left to join the old "serve" (a stone and landscaped pond). Continue along the path and turn left to return to the wetland.
  7. At the road, turn right to head to the village of Darnets.
  • Departure : Lake Deiro
  • Arrival : Las Vergnas, Darnets
  • Towns crossed : Égletons, Moustier-Ventadour, and Darnets


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Departue at the number 2 !!

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Access and parking

2.5 km from Egletons, follow the D1089 towards Ussel. Turn left by the Ibis hotel to reach the car park for Lake Deiro.

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Lake Deiro car park

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