The Vézère Valley

The Vézère Valley is located 2 hours from Bordeaux, Limoges and Toulouse. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Périgord. Rich in a cultural, prehistoric, architectural and natural heritage, the Vézère Valley is an essential part of your stay in the Dordogne.

The Vézère River

The Vézère River begins at the thousand cow plateau in the central massif, it crosses the Corrèze and enters the Dordogne through the town of Terrasson Lavilledieu, after crossing the villages of Condat on Vézère, Aubas, Montignac, Thonac, Saint Léon sur Vézère, Payzac the Moustier, Tursac and Le Bugue, she quietly finishes her race in Limeuil classified as the most beautiful villages in France by throwing herself into the Dordogne.

The Vézère Valley

The Valley of the Vézère: Valley of Man.

Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, the Vézère Valley is marked by the testimonies of men who follow one another over more than 100,000 years, from prehistoric times to the present day through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
There are 147 deposits, including 25 ornate caves and 14 Unesco World Heritage sites. Among the most must-see sites, you will have to visit the International Center for Parietal Art called Lascaux IV with its fabulous replica of the cave of the same name, also the village of la Madeleine, medieval village troglodytic at the half way of the cliff at the foot of which. nomadic hunter-gatherers settled 17,000 years ago (Magdalenians). You won't be able to miss the impressive Roque Saint Christopher strong and troglodytic city cliff-side.
You will continue on your way to the village of Eyzies de Taillac which hosts the PIP: International Prehistory Centre entirely dedicated to prehistory and archaeology.
Within the village itself, many rock shelters are to be discovered, such as the white cape shelter, the deposits of Laugerie-Bass and Laugerie-Haute and the famous caves of Font of Gaume and Combarelles famous for their rock paintings and engravings.

The Vézère Valley

The Valley of Leisure.

The Vézère will delight all fishing enthusiasts salmon, trout, aloses, lampreys, pike, sanders and carp await you. Many providers offer you descents Canoeing criss-crossing breathtaking sites in unspoiled nature.
You will also be able to indulge in thehook-up and discover theme parks on prehistory and even more incongruously a Dinosaur Park.
You will stroll through the many hiking trails on foot or on horseback.

The Vézère Valley
The Vézère Valley

The castles of the Vézère Valley.

The Vézère valley has many castles and fortresses. In Thonac, there is the Losse Castle and its gardens which dates back to the 16th century with its period furniture. In Tursac, you'll discover the Reignac's stronghold which behind its façade encrusted in the cliff hides impressive underground and aerial rooms. Impressive too, The Castle of Combrand, built in the 12th century, on an ancient prehistoric site mixed with more recent cave habitats. You will see other castles on the side of the road that are unfortunately not open to visitors.

The Vézère Valley

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