Wells and springs

Wells and springs

Discovery trail
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A multifaceted circuit, typical of the Haut-Corrézian landscapes.
This circuit will delight cyclists in search of paths that reflect the image of the Haute-Corrèze, such as paths through the extensive deciduous forests, winding roads, beautiful forest tracks, meadow edges and the chance to ride through charming hamlets.
With moderate gradients, it will delight amateurs as much as the most experienced, eager to discover this beautiful corner of Corrèze without too much difficulty.
Two shorter circuits (Maison à Tourelles and Les Abesses) will delight beginners.

4 points of interest

  • History

    Passerby, remember!

    On 3 June 1944, Jean Vilat (58), a veteran and member of the FTP (Francs-tireurs et partisans, the name of the French internal resistance movement), left his farm to warn a camp of Resistance fighters of the arrival of the Nazis. Pierre Denaes, 20 years old, who was on guard, was shot by the assailants. On his return, John was arrested and tied to a tree in front of his house. Jean would not talk despite torture and horrible mutilation, thus saving many resistance fighters.
  • Panorama

    View over the plateau of Millevaches

    Also called "Limousin Mountain" this large granitic plateau straddles the departments of Corrèze, Creuse and Haute-Vienne. Peat bogs, dry moors with heather, deciduous forests and meadows all contribute to its authentic landscapes.
  • Panorama

    View over the Monédieres massif

    A viewpoint over the Monédières massif with the Suc au May and the Puy de la Monédières. The Monédières massif is one of the seven landscape entities attached to the Millevaches Regional Natural Park in Limousin and covers an area of about 60 km². This protected granite region is located in the foothills of the Massif Central. Its dry moors are classified as Natura 2000 areas, synonymous with it being an exceptional site for flora and fauna.
  • Small patrimony

    Traditional winch and peg wells

    This type of well is not very common in the Haute-Corrèze because the water table is not as deep as in the north of the Limousin. It consists of a wooden structure that supports the winch and peg system. 


Marking: brown arrows, circuit number 17
  • Departure : Pond, Combressol
  • Arrival : Pond, Combressol
  • Towns crossed : Combressol


Altimetric profile


Please note, pedestrians have priority

Information desks

1 place de L'Hôtel de ville, 19250 Meymac

05 19 60 00 30

Access and parking

Between Ussel and Egletons, take the D100 towards Lamazière, continue for 400m, then turn right. 250 m further on, turn right and then take the first left. The car park is located on the left by the pond.

Parking :

Pond, Combressol

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