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).
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.