Ussac

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TownUssac
Insee code19274
Postcode19270
Latitude45.1910870
Longitude1.5083050
AltitudeFrom 92 to 304 meters
Surface24.63 km²
Population4142 inhabitants
Density168 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townTulle (at 36 km, 36 min)Brive-la-Gaillarde at 5.2 km (11 min)
DepartmentCorrèzeDonzenac at 5.7 km (9 min)
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TOWN PRESENTATION

Ussac, Corrèze small town, located north of Brive, with an area of ​​2466 hectares and is a haven coveted. Ussac enjoys a privileged location: at the bottom end of the Limousin, in the southern department of Correze Ussac is crossed by the A20 Paris-Toulouse-Spain and soon the A89 Clermont-Ferrand Bordeaux.

With his past and looking to the future, she knew while retaining its traditions and adapt to modernity. The gates of the city galliard, Brive, which offers all the advantages of an urban asset Ussac has kept its charm and identity. So live today Ussac can adopt a lifestyle now highly sought: work in town and live in the country. Full of contrasts, this charming small town manages to maintain a precious balance: an ancient village, traditional and nestled at the foot of the church, overlooking a valley that is home to many new subdivisions and hamlets scattered in the green countryside. It also manages to mingle in a harmonious, the remains of ancient architecture (Chapel Lintillac), a traditional habitat quality (many houses of red sandstone) with modern buildings and modern and functional. Two schools with 230 children, a multipurpose hall capacity, a leisure center expanding a municipal sports park of 7 hectares, three football fields, four tennis courts, a bowling alley, a fishing pond , a fitness trail, a hiking circuit, a multimedia point, a post office and shops, Ussac guarantees its citizens a quality of life that is both practical and user friendly. Many craftsmen and companies booming Ussac to suggest a considerable economic growth in the coming years along with a few farms, vibrant testimony to a strong peasant activity of the past century has left deep footprints in the traditions.

Its origins: The history of the town dates back to the origin of man. Traces of Neolithic remains (underground flint) were discovered, including Saint-Antoine-the-Plantades and at a place called Le Clou. Ussac with its termination "Ac" is of Gallo-Roman village was the domain of a Gallo-Roman "Ulciacum, Ulois" descendant of Caius Fabius, General Julius Caesar. The oldest document in the town of Ussac date of the year 945.

Ussac through time: Under the dependence Civil Vicomte de Turenne, double Barony of Vergy Ussac and passed successively over the centuries in the hands of several families. Ussac was not spared by the Revolution of 1789 to 1799 when Jean-Batiste Lanot, pastor of Ussac since 1783, elected mayor of the town, proved to be a formidable leader of terror. In 1793, following the death of King Louis XVI, the Vendée uprising and the European coalition, the war was at the gates of the country. Eighty Ussacois were "the battalion of the Corrèze" and there were many who took part in the Napoleonic wars in the great army. After the fall of the First Empire, France having regained his composure and order re-established, the inhabitants of Ussac of a laborious life, will make their common "garden Bas Limousin". The common Ussac was saddened by his sixty-three children who died on the battlefields of the Great War (1914-1918), eight during the Second World War from 1939 to 1945 (a stele at the station Ussac commemorates a heroic resistance of 8 August 1944).


SIGHTSEEING

  • The church, which has suffered from religious wars, probably dates from the 12th century and is a listed building with architecture reflecting the Romanesque period.
  • Circuit wells: if you visit the village, you can explore the quiet streets and well-appointed with a fountain, old sandstone buildings typical of the region and the circuit of well number 16 you will stroll through the village . Most houses dating from the 19th century and are constructed of fire covered with slate. The basement made of sandstone water supply of the town hard during the dry season, which is why the wells are very numerous and sometimes very deep. However, their water supply was not very reliable overall. The majority of wells are immediately adjacent to the public domain. Although some are inside private properties, they are clearly visible from the street.
  • Walking trails: if you want to discover the common Ussac except through the streets of the village, you can take the footpath "Les Deux Vallées" marked in yellow. The departure is from the Town Hall Square in 2:15 for 7.2 km. A detailed brochure is available from the circuit for Mayor of Ussac.
  • Fishing: You can fish in the local pond Griffolet. Fishing is permitted from March to November. The Fishing chart, to buy the town hall, is compulsory for all fishermen from 14 years. Only fishing with live bait is permitted asked.

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The dinner dance on Valentine's Day: in mid-February in the multipurpose room.
  • The Ussacoise, race walking 10km open to all qualifying Regional Label: first Sunday of March.
  • Fishing Derby at the Etang du Griffolet: May 8
  • Fair parish around the May 8 Numerous activities throughout the day with a meal in the gardens of the rectory.
  • Feast of St John on 3 days: the penultimate weekend of June Outdoor cinema free paella dinner on Saturday evening with the ball, bocce competitions, shows, country market, fairground entertainment, concert, fireworks. All events are free.
  • Annual Tournament Table Tennis: 1st weekend in July from 19.30.
  • Petanque competition: 1st Sunday of July, open to all.
  • Feast of St. Mary Magdalen Lintillac: late July with outdoor mass and picnic.
  • Garage sale: 2nd Sunday of September in the streets of the town.
  • Evening Show: 1st weekend of November in the multipurpose room.
  • Celebration of Nature: 3rd weekend of November 9 to 18h with the participation of nurserymen, landscapers, baskets, planning and external decoration. Slots free for professionals, free admission to the public. Restaurant on site.
  • Christmas Eve with a live nativity scene and Christmas Mass at the Church of Ussac December 24.
  • Dinner Dance New Year's Eve: December 31, in the multipurpose room.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Treetop trail - barefoot pathsNature and the outdoors19 €Ussac

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PHOTOS

Aerial view of the village with Ussac backgroundAerial view of the village with Ussac background
 
Republic SquareRepublic Square
View from the Republic SquareView from the Republic Square
 
The church of red sandstoneThe church of red sandstone
Hall UssacHall Ussac
 
Illumination of the church LintillacIllumination of the church Lintillac
The Pond GriffoletThe Pond Griffolet
 
View of the villageView of the village
View from the villageView from the village
 
village Entrancevillage Entrance
The school in the villageThe school in the village
 
The outdoor tennisThe outdoor tennis
recreation centerrecreation center
 
Salle OmnisportSalle Omnisport
Point MultimediaPoint Multimedia
 
Point readingPoint reading

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WEATHER

Tuesday 23 December
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Min. -5°C - Max. 9°C
Wednesday 24 December
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Min. -6°C - Max. 6°C
Thursday 25 December
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Min. -1°C - Max. 5°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantChez Francis  
9.4
Brive-la-Gaillarde
SPIRIT TROQUET PARIS - Nice bistro with air flea market chic, Chez Francis restaurant is an institution in Brive-la-Gaillarde. Unusual objects unearthed here and there, warm and friendly...
Located 3.6 km from Ussac54 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Truffe Noire  
8.5
  SPECIAL OFFER
Brive-la-Gaillarde
A FULL HISTORY - In the heart of Brive-la-Gaillarde, you will discover the restaurant La Truffe Noire the place existed since 1873, once it was possible to see roasting meats in the...
Located 3.9 km from Ussac47 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe 6eme sens   SPECIAL OFFER
Brive-la-Gaillarde
dropoff window TRADITIONAL COOKING - Housed in a beautiful building in the heart of Limousin Brive-la-Gaillarde in the Limousin, restaurant 6th Sense meets all expectations. Neat decor,...
Located 3.9 km from Ussac35 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 5 bedroomsLe clos des senteurs    
8.5
Malemort-sur-Corrèze
House of character campaign a10mm the town center and motorway slip road A89 and A20.2 bedrooms and a family swimming pool car park. Table and breakfast booking site on internetwww...
Located 7 km from UssacFrom 59 € to 69 € the double room 
Manor house with 4 bedroomsManoir lascaux    
9.3
Objat
Ex-renovated mansion, with flowered garden comprising: 1 bedroom with suite 2/4 pers. shower, toilet, tv, microwave and. refrigerator direct outside access. 1 Air conditioned upstairs....
Located 11.1 km from UssacFrom 60 € to 75 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsFerme de la Borde    
8
Saint-Bonnet-l'Enfantier
In the quiet of a country divided between Perigord and Limousin, easily accessible (6 km from crossing highway A20-A89), a house with stones and ocher color slate stands amid a grove...
Located 13.1 km from Ussac54 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 10 personsGite la chartroulle 10 pers allassac
Allassac
The allassac Chartroulle. Stone house of family, independent on a fenced overlooking the valley of the Vézère. Located in the country and Art History Vézère Ardoise. 3 bedrooms, 1 communicating...
Located 9.7 km from UssacFrom 300 € to 590 € per week 
House for 5 personsGites la Colline  
9.7
Saint-Solve
Mirabelle, a pretty cottage in an old farm, beautiful countryside views. On the edge of La Chapelle Salamard, a tiny old village in the west of the Corrèze. Lounge/kitchen, upstairs...
Located 14.3 km from UssacFrom 335 € to 560 € per week 
Villa for 11 personsMaison Beauregard de Vie   NEW
Grèzes
In the small village Grèzes, located next to Thenon, this beautiful newer home, built in the middle of a quiet and peaceful countryside, offers all the comfort and charming decor for...
Located 14.9 km from UssacFrom 1150 € to 1250 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
174 places over 13 haCamping Campéole le Coiroux     NEW
Aubazines
Nested in the heart of the « Green Country », the Campéole-Le Coiroux campsite welcomes you within preserved natural surroundings on 13.5 hectares of vegetation and water. Sunny or...
Located 12.8 km from Ussac 
25 places over 5 haCamping du Bois Coutal    NEW
Vigeois
It is in a green that Camping du Bois Coutal welcomes you in Corrèze. Ranked 3 ears Gites de France. Between Uzerche pearl of Limousin 'and Brive -la- Gaillarde in a set of 5 ha green,...
Located 17.5 km from Ussac11.40 € per day 
78 places over 3 haCamping municipal du lac de pontcharal    
9.2
Vigeois
78 places to 100 m are located on nearly 3 acres of lawn, a gently sloping, the other on the terrace overlooking the lake. Erables Lacina, birch trees and hedges surround the charming....
Located 20 km from Ussac11.10 € per day 

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HOTELS

Mercure Brive - Hotel in UssacMercure Brive     
7.4
Ussac
Nestled in a park near Ussac’s city centre, Mercure Brive features an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and a bar. A 25-minute drive from Turenne, it provides free Wi-Fi access in...
Located in UssacRoom from 67 €
Auberge Saint Jean - Hotel in UssacAuberge Saint Jean    
7.8
Ussac
The Auberge Saint Jean is located 5 minutes from Brive, a small village overlooking valleys and hills which create calm and tranquil environment. Single or double/twin guestrooms are...
Located in UssacRoom from 49 €
ibis Brive Centre - Hotel in Ussacibis Brive Centre     
7.6
Brive-la-Gaillarde
Located on the banks of the River Correze, this ibis Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Brive-la-Gaillarde town centre. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access....
Located 3.3 km from UssacRoom from 44 €

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Kyriad Brive La Gaillarde Centre
The Kyriad Brive-La-Gaillarde hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. It is situated near the city centre, opposite the congress centre and a cinema....
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