The Méouzette
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The Méouzette

The Méouzette

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Head for the Chavanon (which originates at the confluence of the Ramade and Méouzette streams) for this sports circuit.
This circuit is part of the FFVélo Haute-Corrèze mountain bike base, the largest mountain biking area in France with 1000 km of marked circuits. This circuit is classified as a sports circuit due to two technical descents towards the Méouzette and the Chavanon. After these two difficulties, it is an easy-going circuit in the undergrowth on forest roads and tracks. A pleasant route for a short trip.

5 points of interest

  • River

    The Méouzette Gorge

    The river Méouzette has its source in the military camp of La Courtine, in the commune of Malleret. It crosses a plateau in the south of Creuse (its course is dammed to create the magnificent Méouze lake) then it cuts in to join the river Ramade and give birth to the Chavanon.
  • River

    The Chavanon

    A natural boundary between the Corrèze and the Puy de Dôme, the Chavanon is born from the confluence of two streams, the Ramade and the Méouzette.
    It continues its course through gorges then flows into the Dordogne, upstream of the Bort-les-Orgues dam reservoir.
    Natura 2000 classified along its entire course, it is a river famous for its trout. It should be noted that one of the arches of the bridge was set aside as the water supply channel of the old rock mill.

  • Pond

    The lake

    After offering views over the Ramade, the hike leads you to a beautiful lake.
    While Haute-Corrèze is often identified as the water tower of France because of the many rivers that have their sources there, it is also rich in a multitude of ponds and lakes. All artificial, they were created by humans, who most often dammed a stream at the end of a wetland, mainly for fishing.

  • Panorama

    Le Massif du Sancy

    The recent logging has opened up a remarkable view of the highest volcano in mainland France, the Puy de Sancy.
  • Heritage site

    Village of Laroche-prés-Feyt

    On the way back, a detour in the village is necessary. Note the name of the restaurant, Le Graphologue; a tribute to Father Michon, the graphologist, whose birthplace is in the village. This clergyman invented graphology, a "science" that analyses the personality of its author through writing.
    In addition to admiring the traditional local architecture and a feudal mound, continue on to the church, transferred in the eighteenth century from the gorges. Its interior has been beautifully restored.


Marking: brown arrows
Leave in the direction of the playground at the town hall, in front of the communal restaurant. Head away from the village on the minor road that becomes a path.

  • Departure : Place de la Mairie, Laroche-prés-Feyt
  • Arrival : Place de la Mairie, Laroche-prés-Feyt
  • Towns crossed : Laroche-près-Feyt


Altimetric profile


Be careful; there is a quite technical descent towards the Méouzette shortly after the start.

Information desks

Place Voltaire, 19200 Ussel

05 19 60 00 30

2 place de l'église, 19340 Eygurande

05 19 60 00 30

Access and parking

From Eygurande, head the direction of Feyt. In Feyt, go towards Laroche-prés-Feyt.

Parking :

Place de la Mairie, Laroche-prés-Feyt

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