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Vassivière Lake
Coat of arms of Royère-de-Vassivière
Coat of arms
Royère-de-Vassivière is located in France
Coordinates: 45°50′31″N 1°54′43″E / 45.8419°N 1.9119°E / 45.8419; 1.9119Coordinates: 45°50′31″N 1°54′43″E / 45.8419°N 1.9119°E / 45.8419; 1.9119
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Felletin
Intercommunality Bourganeuf et Royère-de-Vassivière
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Raymond Rabeteau
Area1 74.14 km2 (28.63 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 566
 • Density 7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23165 /23460
Elevation 540–829 m (1,772–2,720 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.

Royère-de-Vassivière is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.


A large area of forestry, farming and lakes comprising the village and several hamlets situated some 17 miles (27 km) south of Aubusson on the D3, D7, D8 and the D59 roads. The rivers Maulde and Thaurion rise within the borders of the commune.
The commune lies within the regional park of the Millevaches, an area of the 1000 sources, not cows.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 831 —    
1968 771 −7.2%
1975 744 −3.5%
1982 782 +5.1%
1990 670 −14.3%
1999 636 −5.1%
2008 566 −11.0%


The Ceres fountain in 1919
  • The church of St.Germain, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The Ceres fountain, opposite the church.
  • The Lac de Vassiviere.
  • The Lac de Lavaud-Gelade.
  • The Modern Art Centre on the l'île de Vassivière.
  • The Sculpture Park: 30 monumental sculptures by French and oversees artists.

See also[edit]

Location of the lake of Vassivere


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