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Vézère vieux pont.jpg
Origin Plateau de Millevaches
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)
Basin countries France
Length 211 km
Source elevation 970 m
Avg. discharge 50 m³/s
Basin area 3,708 km²
Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
State Party  France
Type Cultural
Criteria i, iii
Reference 85
Region** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1979  (3rd Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
** Region as classified by UNESCO.

The Vézère is a 211 km long river in south-western France, right tributary of the Dordogne River. Its source is in the north-western Massif Central. It flows south-west 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 cave systems, containing numerous cave paintings and hominid remains. UNESCO collectively designated these a World Heritage Site in 1979. Among the sites included is Lascaux.


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