Are you a fan of long walking routes, ideal for “à la carte” itinerant hikes? To leave the Pays de Brive or cross our beautiful territory, 11 large loops and “Way of St. James” variant from Brive to Turenne will satisfy long-distance enthusiasts, in search of spirituality and surpassing oneself.

Do not hesitate to consult the Roaming Card  which is an essential tool for planning your journeys, finding your way in unfamiliar terrain and not missing any of the wonders that the Brive area has to offer.

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Large Loop 1


Barrage du Saillant: vigorous and responsible site!

  1. Dam nestled in the heart of a Natura 2000 classified area
  2. Backpack and hiking shoes are our credo! This industrial heritage is at the crossroads of several existing hiking loops (GR 46, GRP of the Vézère gorges, future Greenway, etc.).
  3. And for shorter walks, 2 developed hiking trails allow you to travel along the banks of the Vézère, approach the hydroelectric plant and the dam and discover the history of the site and its environmental riches.
  4. Occasional guided tours are organized by the Country of Art and History Vézère Slate in the summer period.

Our tip On the salmon trail

View of the salmon jump, at the Saillant dam

Where the Vézère gorges end with a final waterfall, hydroelectric engineers could not resist the urge to build a dam in 1930. To best admire it, take a path that leads to the belvedere . From up there, a bird's eye view of the structure and the imposing rock that dominates it. It was named “salmon jump” in honor of the Corrèze salmon who at this location did not hesitate to jump out of the water to overcome the obstacle separating them from their place of reproduction. Along the way, thanks to signs, you will discover the whole history of salmon in Corrèze.

Barrage du Saillant - All year round - Information from the Tourist Office reception, place du 14 Juillet in Brive-la-Gaillarde or on 05 55 24 08 80

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