The Champs Nègre

The Champs Nègre

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A small family circuit around the Sechemailles lake.
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. A circuit classified red due to its length, but which does not involve any particular difficulty: ideal for an easy-going family outing that's quite long. The bravest will continue with the detour that constitutes the "Les croix de Millevaches" (Crosses of Millevaches) circuit. On the other hand, the lakeside portions are used by pedestrians, who have priority.

5 points of interest

  • Heritage site

    The village of Besse

    The villages of Haute-Corrèze are all involved in agriculture. Walking through these hamlets always produces interesting discoveries during a hike: barns, mansions, crosses and monuments, traditional local architecture... In Besse, past the well, don't miss on your left the house with its sculpted lintels and then the calvary cross.
  • Panorama

    Le Massif du Sancy

    This hike will offer you a remarkable view of the highest volcano in metropolitan France, the Puy de Sancy. At 1885 metres above sea level, this summit is the highest point of the Massif Central. The two streams, the Dore and the Dogne, originate there, and their confluence forms the Dordogne.
  • Panorama

    Mont Bessou

    In the distance, easily identifiable thanks to its television and telephone broadcasting antenna, stands Mont Bessou. At 976 metres, it is the highest point in the Limousin. When you return from your walk, make a detour to discover a magnificent viewpoint overlooking the Monts d'Auvergne from the top of its panoramic tower.
  • River

    The Soudeillette

    The Soudeillette is a tributary of the Luzège river which has its source in the peaty bottoms of the Millevaches plateau. The good water quality of the river favours populations of brown trout. The valley is home to many remarkable species, both plants and animals, which is why it has been classified as a Natural Zone of Fauna and Flora Interest. It has also been used by humans to power mills like the one in Pézareix.
  • Panorama

    The Cantal Mountains

    Another Auvergne massif with the Sancy, you will see the the Monts du Cantal during this hike. This massif is in fact the remnant of a stratovolcano born 13 million years ago, the largest in Europe, eroded by collapse and glacial erosion.


Departure from the first car park at the entrance to the site. The circuit joins the lake and leaves to the left.
  • Departure : Car park at the Lac de Séchemailles, Ambrugeat
  • Arrival : Car park at the Lac de Séchemailles, Ambrugeat
  • Towns crossed : Ambrugeat, Meymac, Davignac, and Maussac


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Information desks

1 place de L'Hôtel de ville, 19250 Meymac

05 19 60 00 30

Access and parking

From Meymac, head towards Tulle, then the tourist complex of Séchemailles.

Parking :

Car park at the Lac de Séchemailles, Ambrugeat

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