Meymac Towns & Villages in Meymac

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Millevaches Natural Park & ​​Plateau

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    • Meymac is located at the entrance to the Regional Natural Park of Plateau de Millevaches in the Limousin, it is one of the Most Beautiful Detours in France and it is a pleasant place for nature holidays. Typically Corrézienne, this small town is adorned with granite houses, with sloping roofs covered with slate and its mountain landscapes make you want to breathe deeply. The cultural offer is not to be outdone in Meymac, which benefits from the presence of a Contemporary Art Center within the walls of the south wing of the Saint-André Abbey. It is a lively place with regular exhibitions and entertainment. In the north wing of this former Benedictine Abbey, is the tower and the Marius Vazeilles museum (a museum of archeology and local heritage). In town you will also discover an amazing place, the Maison des Marchands de Vins de Meymac, because in Haute-Corrèze in the 19th century, Bordeaux wine merchants made Maymac famous (up to 300 merchants in 1914!) , this is why beautiful noble and bourgeois houses are built in the city and its surroundings. Before going to Meymac, consult the Meymac multimedia route offered by the New Aquitaine Region (also available on an application to download).


      To discover around Meymac:

      • Meymac is of course a perfect starting point for nature holidays, in the Regional Natural Park of Millevaches (fr). This large preserved natural space extends over the Corrèze, continues in Creuse in Haute-Vienne. Hikes in the forest, discovery of local agricultural traditions, small heritage, rivers and lakes, it is a magical place for lovers of wide open spaces! Activities are organized there, especially during school holidays. It's not always easy to approach such a large ensemble, to know where to start? Consult the park's website, go to the Tourist Offices to find the topos and information on the nearest hikes, consult our section dedicated to hiking in Corrèze.
      • South of Meymac, the Lac de Sèchemaille is a leisure area for swimming, doing water sports by renting equipment, canoes, paddles, kayaking, you can also find places to eat and what to stay in a motorhome.
      • To the north of the center of the town (the commune itself is very large, Meymac is one of the largest communes in France!) is the Monastery of Jassoneix, a peaceful place, a community of sisters dating from 1981 installed in a beautiful mansion of the 18th century. In addition to their spiritual devotion, since 1987, the sisters have been working on the upkeep and transformation of blueberries from more than 600 feet of these small purplish fruits, whose fields extend in front of the monastic buildings. They make jellies and jams, blends like blueberries and bananas, which are very tasty and famous! First attached to the Abbaye de la Coudre in Mayenne, since 2005 the place has been an independent priory. A multipurpose room, a shop and a library have since been created.
      • We continue north, towards Mont Bessou, it is quite simply the highest place in Limousin and Corrèze! At almost 1000m high, a panoramic tower stands, you can climb 148 steps to enjoy an extraordinary view. On days with little cloud cover, you can see the Auvergne and Cantal mountains and a good portion of the PNR. Once there, two paths decorated with signs allow you to make interesting family hikes. You can also park at the parking lot of the mushroom trail, near the stream and then climb to the tower.
      • A few minutes from Meymac, set off for a beautiful nature stopover towards the Viaduc des Farges and its unusual Douglaseraie (plantation of Douglas fir). Here, the trees culminate at more than 50m, are we still in Corrèze? They are among the highest in Europe! A slice of history took place here, since (and you will learn more by reading the explanatory panels) the guerrillas derailed a German train, which passed over this viaduct in 1944...
      • Another natural site, in an even different setting, is to the north of the town center of Meymac, these are the Peatlands of Longeyroux. It is the altitude, the freshness, the typicality of the granite soil, which prevented the decomposition of the organic matter, which by accumulating, formed the peat bogs. They are plant heaps, in partial decomposition. The inhabitants of Haute-Corrèze used peat as fuel, for heating or cooking. There is an incredible biodiversity in peat bogs and it is during two educational walks (1 or 9 km) illustrated with panels, that you will understand the importance of this protected environment (Natura 2000). South of Meymac in Davignac, there is another bog to walk along a path / wooden footbridge: La Tourbière du col de la blanche (fr). To the west of this site is an ancient ancient site, ruins over 2000 years old: the Cars ruins. During the summer, cultural mediations take place on this site, which is also accessible all year round.

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    Meymac

    Address

    19250 Meymac

    Contacts

    Phone : 05 19 60 00 30

    GPS coordinates

    45° 32'11.84"N, 2° 8'46.49"E

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