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Vézère vieux pont.jpg
Country France
Physical characteristics
Main source Plateau de Millevaches
970 m (3,180 ft)
River mouth Dordogne
44°52′53″N 0°53′26″E / 44.88139°N 0.89056°E / 44.88139; 0.89056 (Dordogne-Vézère)Coordinates: 44°52′53″N 0°53′26″E / 44.88139°N 0.89056°E / 44.88139; 0.89056 (Dordogne-Vézère)
Length 211 km (131 mi)
  • Average rate:
    50 m3/s (1,800 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression DordogneAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 3,708 km2 (1,432 sq mi)
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Location France Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 44°52′53″N 0°53′26″E / 44.881388888889°N 0.89055555555556°E / 44.881388888889; 0.89055555555556
Criteria Cultural: i, iii
Reference 85
Inscription 1979 (3rd Session)
Vézère is located in France
Location of Vézère

The Vézère (Occitan: Vesera) is a 211-km-long river in southwestern France. It is an important tributary to the Dordogne River. Its source is in the northwestern part of the elevated plateau known as the Massif Central. It flows southwest through the following départements and cities:

It flows into the Dordogne near Le Bugue. A tributary of the Vézère is the Corrèze River.

The Vézère Valley is famed for its prehistoric cave systems, containing numerous cave paintings and hominid remains. UNESCO collectively designated these a World Heritage Site in 1979. Among the sites with remarkable caves is Lascaux.


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