Marsac, Creuse

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A view of Marsac with the Ardour river in the foreground
A view of Marsac with the Ardour river in the foreground
Marsac is located in France
Coordinates: 46°05′55″N 1°35′26″E / 46.0986°N 1.5906°E / 46.0986; 1.5906Coordinates: 46°05′55″N 1°35′26″E / 46.0986°N 1.5906°E / 46.0986; 1.5906
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Le Grand-Bourg
Intercommunality Bénévent-Grand-Bourg
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-Jeanne de Basquiat
Area1 19.67 km2 (7.59 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 707
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23124 /23210
Elevation 348–470 m (1,142–1,542 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Marsac is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.


An area of lakes, streams and farming comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the little river Ardour, some 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Guéret at the junction of the D42, D914 and the D57 roads. The commune is served by a TER railway.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 840 —    
1968 854 +1.7%
1975 857 +0.4%
1982 766 −10.6%
1990 781 +2.0%
1999 727 −6.9%
2008 707 −2.8%


  • The church of St. Pierre, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The ruins of a fifteenth-century castle.
  • Two dolmens.
  • Three old public washhouses.
  • The chapel des Rorgues

See also[edit]

The Ardour at Marsac


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