Meyronne

Location: 5km downstream from Creysse on the river Dordogne.
Restaurants and shops: Hotel-Restaurant La Terrasse - highly recommended for a special meal or Sunday lunch. Clos Saint Sozy - a shop selling foie gras and many other locally produced products.
In a nutshell: Situated on the Dordogne, the tiny village of Meyronne is reflected in the calm waters of the river as it passes by. Canoes are available on both banks.

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The first mention of the village was in 932 when Adhémar des Echelles gave Meyronne to the bishops of Tulle and in the 12th century various bishops of Tulle made Meyronne their country residence.

Meyronne was occupied in 1580 by protestant troops who razed the chateau, and during the revolution the remains of the chateau were destroyed. Later the chateau was rebuilt in a completely different style.

In 1846 the commune of Meyronne was created.

Between 1846 and 1969 a suspension bridge carried the road from Gramat to Souillac across the river, replacing the previous ferry. During restoration work an incident caused the cables to break and the bridge was wrecked. It was dismantled and a new bridge, the one in place today, was built.

In summer canoes are available for hire on the riverbank by the bridge.

Meyronne - hiver
The village of Meyronne in winter, seen from the bridge over the Dordogne
   
pont suspendu démoli 1969
The suspension bridge that replaced the ferry in 1846
   
Meyronne - le pont sur la Dordogne
The bridge and the chateau today, Hotel-Restaurant La Terrasse, a family business established at the end of the 1920s

 

 

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