Photographer's Note

July 27th, 2012
Meymac 190136 19250
Corrze Limousin
45.537 2.145 656 m

The Fontaine aux lions, Meymac

One view. The belfry.
Another view. The Gaye-Bordas house.

In Meymac, The Fontaine aux lions, the lions foutain, of the 20th century, inaugurated in 1907, built in volcanic rock.

The Meymac city architectural and natural heritage is important. We discover among others:
_ The belfry of the 13th century. Initially in the defensive system of a castle, then belfry in 1265.
_ The Gaye-Bordas house of the 19th century, built in a neo-medieval style in 1878, by Jean Gaye-Bordas, vintner.

MEYMAC is a french commune, located in the department of Corrze of the Limousin area, populated of 2 579 Meymacois in 2009, distributed out of 87.2 km, that is to say 29.6 hab./km.

The Meymac municipality is the vastest of the Corrze departement, and one municipality of the Parc Naturel Rgional de Millevaches en Limousin.

The VZRE source is on the territory of the Meymac municipality.

_ The VZRE rises to an altitude of 887 meters, in the Massif Central, on the plateau de Millevaches, in the tourbire de Longroux, near the Puy Pendu, in the municipality of Meymac, after a course of 211 kilometers and crossing a watershed of 9656 km, it flows into the Dordogne river in Limeuil in the Dordogne departement. Description de la Vzre.

For several tens of thousands of years, men of the Magdalenian have succeeded in shelters limestone of banks of the VZRE, the valley is called "LA VALLE DE L'HOMME", because of important prehistoric sites there. Prehistoric sites in the valley of the Vzre are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO as "prehistoric sites and caves with the valley of the Vezere."

My images of Meymac.
My images of the Vzre valley.

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