Prehistoric sites and prehistory in the Dordogne

The Dordogne and in particular the Vézère valley (known as the Man's Valley) is world famous for its prehistoric riches.

You can discover deposits, places of life, painted or engraved caves, troglodyte sites, shelters, museums and theme parks.

We have gathered in this section all the tourist places attached to the theme of prehistory.

Le Conquil Site troglodytique

Rock shelters occupied by man since prehistoric times

On the banks of the Vézère, you will discover authentic rock shelters occupied by men since prehistoric times, fitted out and fortified at the...

Impasse de la Péchère 241

Abri de Laugerie Basse

Prehistoric site inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List

At the prehistoric shelters of Laugerie Basse, walk under a real habitat occupied by Man since the Magdalenian period, and which...

Les Eyzies

Grotte de Rouffignac

The Cave of a Hundred Mammoths

Situated in the commune of Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin in Périgord Noir, the cave of Rouffignac, formerly known as the "Cro de...


Le Regourdou

The Neanderthal Sanctuary

The extraordinary story of Le Regourdou began in 1954, when Roger Constant, owner of a farm close to the...


Préhisto Parc

Prehistory as if you were there!

A JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF OUR ORIGINS, FROM NEANDERTHAL TO CRO-MAGNON The prehisto park is nestled in a haven of greenery, it is located between two cliffs...

La Faure Reignac

Grottes du Roc de Cazelle

Prehistory, history and nature in the land of man

Come to discover the Caves of the Roc de Cazelle a seizing prehistoric park where are presented to you the reconstitutions of the life of our...

Route de Sarlat
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Abri de Cap Blanc

A carved bestiary of the Magdalenian

The shelter of Cap Blanc is located on the commut of Marquay to the east of Les Eyzies, it is a site managed by the National Monuments...


Grotte de Villars

Cave adorned with prehistoric and concretions paintings.

The Villars cave is the only cave in the Périgord to contain both original prehistoric paintings and concretions The river...

Le Cluzeau

Le Parc du Thot

Extend your experience in prehistory

In the Parc du Thot, you will discover Cro-Magnon man and his relationship with the species that lived in his time, which he sometimes painted or...


Grotte Font de Gaume

One of the most beautiful Paleolithic sanctuaries in the world

Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1979, Font-de-Gaume is an ornate cave and one of the most beautiful Paleolithic sanctuaries...

Avenue des Grottes 4
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Musée National de la Préhistoire

More than 18,000 pieces in a completely new museography

Located in the old castle of Les Eyzies de Taillac since 1911, embedded in the cliff overlooking the village, the National Museum of the...

Rue du Musée 1
Les Eyzies

Roque Saint Christophe

La Roque Saint-Christophe Troglodyte Fort and City

Halfway between LES EYZIES and MONTIGNAC-LASCAUX, the cliff of the ROQUE SAINT CHRISTOPHE rises steeply from the Vézère. This real wall...

La Roque Saint-Christophe

L’Abri Cro-Magnon

Emblematic place of the discovery of Cro-magnon Man

The Cro-Magnon shelter is the emblematic place of the discovery, giving its name to the first modern man: Cro-Magnon man (synonymous with...

Chemin de Cro Magnon 2
Les Eyzies

Lascaux 4 Centre International de l’Art Pariétal

Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art ( lascaux 4 )

The Lascaux Cave facsimile Lascaux 4 houses a replica of the famous Lascaux cave, named after the hill beneath...


Château de Commarque

The Mysteries of the Forgotten Fortress

Château de Commarque: a medieval castrum Overlooking the Beune valley, Château de Commarque was built to protect...

Route du Château de Commarque
Les Eyzies

Village de La Madeleine

A walk of 17000 years in the rock

An invitation to step back in time... One of the best-preserved natural sites in the Vézère valley, the village of...


Parc aux dinosaures Dordogne

Come travel through time... in Dordogne the dinosaurs

The Dinosaur park is a journey through the eras to discover the first Earth lizards, edaphosaurs and meet creatures...

Impasse de la Péchère 241

Grotte des Combarelles

More than 800 Magdalenian engravings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Cave of the Combarelles, located at the bottom of a valley at the exit of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in the Dordogne, on the road to Sarlat, is a...

Avenue des Grottes 1-4
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Labyrinthe Préhistorique Mirror Maze

Surprise Cro Magnon in his incredible mirror maze

Welcome to the Prehistoric Labyrinth Become explorers and set off on an expedition in search of the last surviving Cro Magnon,...

Allée Paul-Jean Souriau 99
Le Bugue sur Vézère

Musée d’art et d’archéologie du Périgord

Prehistory, ethnography and fine arts

The Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Périgord is the oldest in the Dordogne department, with over 45,000 works of art...

Cours Tourny 22

La grotte du Sorcier

prehistoric decorated cave and troglodytic site

The Cave of the Sorcerer is located on the heights of the small village of Saint-Cirq between Le Bugue and Les Eyzies de Taillac. The cave is nestled in the hollow of the...

Les Eyzies