Touristic round trip on car of 64 km and 3 hours and with exceptional panoramic views
Touristic tour by car.
Departure from the church of Paulhenc, in direction of the peninsula of Laussac. Turn left just after the church in the direction of Turlande for a round trip. Access to the site with its chapel and the rock which dominates the Gorges of Truyère. Very beautiful point of view on the pink quartz rocks and on the Lake of Sarrans.
Go back on your steps to go down by the D 34 to the Devèze, a life center for handicapped adults.
Cross the suspension bridge of La Devèze to stroll on the Presqu'Ile de Laussac with its small romantic village and its beach at the end of the peninsula (supervised swimming in July and August).
Continue on the left in the direction of Brommat and drive about 5 km. Turn left and arrive at the Barrage de Sarrans. Before the building, you will find
information panels on the left.
Continue along the road that crosses the dam, and reach the Belvédère du Bousquet. A stop is necessary to discover the breathtaking view of the Sarrans Lake, the crown of the dam, the hydroelectric power station and the Truyère Valley. Take advantage of the information on hydroelectricity, the fauna around the dam (NATURA 2000 site) and a picnic area.
Go up to Cantoin on the D98 and turn left towards Vines (classified as a "Remarkable Site of France and Europe", beautiful view of the Cantal massif, Maison de la Cabrette).
Join the D49 in the direction of the Pont-de-Tréboul (be careful for motor homes, the road is very narrow until the pont-de-Tréboul). This bridge spans the Truyère in a very wild setting. Under the water, the old bridge of Tréboul, registered since 1927 as a Historic Monument, is only visible during the periodic emptying of the river.
Go up by the D56 to the village of Sainte-Marie, a magnificent village perched on the heights of the Truyère Gorges. You will be able to admire its church with its combed bell tower, its houses, and its beautiful square of lime trees.
A small bucolic road leads you to Oradour. Take advantage of a stop to visit its church and discover a magnificent painting of the famous Mexican painter
Juan Rodriguez Juarez and the beautiful sculpted crosses located in the village.
Return to Pierrefort.
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