The Puy de la Croix moorland trail reveals landscapes shaped by man, retracing the territory's long history of agro-pastoralism.
Vassivière, Royère de Vassivière, Vassivière lake, moor, cross, puy, flora, heather.
Along the roadside, at the starting stone, the path leads to the confluence of the lake, where the Jeansenetas stream expresses the strong variations of the living water. After crossing a first and then a second stone bridge, the wet moor reveals its procession of shimmering plants. At its borderline, the path gently detaches from the bottom of the valley and rises freely on the large bulge of the moor. The stone of the enigma marks the first belvedere. Here, time is suspended, yesterday and today merge together
The path then sinks into the narrow tunnel carved into the thorny mass of the
of juniper, to reach the shepherd's lodge, where the lake is revealed in its vastness. Higher, the large belvedere, built at the foot of a large Douglas fir tree, provides the keys to a geographical and naturalistic reading of the site, with, in the foreground, the heather moorland that is pastured in summer by the Limousin ewes.
On the way back, the suspended pontoon allows to get as close as possible of the waters of the lake and discover the life of its depths and its shores.