The priory (shortcut 1)

The priory (shortcut 1)

Heritage site and architecture
Lakes and rivers
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This trail offers a beautiful overview of the Haute-Corrèze. Its history and heritage, forests, and landscapes are our invitation to get away from it all.
Standing on its promontory since the 12th century, the imposing priory of Saint-Michel des Anges takes hikers under its protection before they escape towards the Triouzoune valley, then walk up through woods and hamlets to find an old 'chapoule' or watering place while they admire the diversity of the landscape.  Two variants allow you to shorten the main route.

3 points of interest

  • Heritage site


    The priory and the church of Saint-Michel-des-Anges were a dependency of the Poitevin abbey of Charroux. Initially built in the Romanesque period, the church was heavily modified in the 15th and 16th centuries, with the construction of Gothic vaults. 
  • Site

    Sewage treatment plant

    Commissioned on May 29, 2011, the plant is equipped with a sand filter planted with reeds. There are two stages of processing: the first one is made up of three pools of 330 m² each and the second one of two pools of the same size. It treats the water for 660 inhabitants.
  • River

    The Triouzoune

    The Triouzoune is nearly 50 km long and has its source at an altitude of 900 m in Corrèze on the Millevaches plateau. It passes to the east of Neuvic and forms a 410 hectare reservoir: Lake Triouzoune. It joins the Dordogne a few kilometres to the south between the communes of Sérandon and Neuvic.


  1. Cross the bridge over the Augières stream and go up the Pradal road (view of the priory and its terraces). Leave the road to enter the meadow on the left. Follow the fence on the right and go down to the footbridge, which you have to cross. Follow the Triouzoune along the path on the right.
  2. Go up the left-hand path, and further on, take the track on the right. On the descent, fork left and enter the coniferous forest. Follow this small trail until you reach the D 108 departmental road.
  3. When you reach the D 108, take the path on the left, which passes in front of the water reservoir and continue straight ahead until the village of Saint-Angel.
  4. Take the wooden staircase that leads to the priory terraces. Pass through the cemetery and take the Rue du Fort to reach the starting point of the hike. 
  • Departure : Place de la Mairie, Saint-Angel
  • Arrival : Place de la Mairie, Saint-Angel
  • Towns crossed : Saint-Angel


Altimetric profile


This itinerary is a shortcut of two longer circuits (11 and 12 km). These itineraries are described in a separate sheet.

Information desks

1 place de L'Hôtel de ville, 19250 Meymac 19 60 00 30

Access and parking

From Meymac, take the D 979 road towards the A 89 motorway. When you reach the D 1089, in the centre of Saint-Angel, turn right towards Tulle, then 100 m further on, turn left at the post office and the town hall. Park in the car park.

Parking :

Place de la Mairie, Saint-Angel

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