L’Isle is a river in southwestern France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, a tributary of the Dordogne river.

L’Isle has its source in the Massif Central, department of Haute-Vienne to the west of the hamlet of Rongeras (commune of Janailhac), at 375 m altitude; its course is estimated at 255.3 km of which 87 are navigable (currently in several sections).

It joins the Dordogne at Libourne. Its average slope is 1.56 m/km. The entire basin belongs to the Aquitaine oceanic climate.

The Isle crosses three departments and sixty-five communes, the main ones of which, from upstream to downstream, are:

Haute-Vienne: La Meyze, Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, Le Chalard;
Dordogne: Jumilhac-le-Grand, Périgueux, Saint-Astier, Neuvic-sur-l’Isle, Mussidan, Montpon-Ménestérol;
Gironde: Coutras, Guîtres, Saint-Denis-de-Pile, Libourne.

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See also Pyrenees travel guide

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