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.

Chateau de Commarque

At the heart of 15000 years of history in the Dordogne
The Castle of Combrand: a medieval castrum overlooking the valley of the Beune, the castle of Commarque was built in order to...
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

The

Come and travel through time.. In the Dordogne
The Dinosaur park is a journey through the eras to discover the first Earth lizards, edaphosaurs and meet creatures...
Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère

Roque Saint Christophe

La Roque Saint-Christophe Fort and Cité Troglodityques
Halfway between Les EYZIES and MONTIGNAC-LASCAUX, rises in pic on the Vézère the cliff of La ROQUE SAINT CHRISTOPHE this real wall...
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La Roque Saint-Christophe
Peyzac-le-Moustier

Bara-Bahau Cave

The bear sanctuary
The cave of Bara-Bahau (or Bara-Bao), one hundred metres long, is one of the ornate caves of the Paleolithic valley...
The Bugue

Mirror Maze Prehistoric Maze

Surprise Cro Magnon in his incredible maze of mirrors
The prehistoric labyrinth is a playful and pedagogical universe where you can have an offbeat vision of prehistory by living A...
Allée Paul-Jean Souriau 99
The Bugue on Vézère

Cave Font de Gaume

One of the most beautiful Paleolithic shrines in the world
Classified as a Unesco World Heritage site since 1979, Font-de-Gaume is an ornate cave, and one of the most beautiful Paleolithic shrines...
Cave Avenue 4
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Préhisto Park

Prehistory as if you were there!
Journey to the heart of our origins, from Neanderthal to CRO-MAGNON nestled in a haven of greenery and situated between two cliffs in the heart of the valley of...
Reignac Faure
Tursac

Caves of the Rock of Cazelle

Prehistory, history and nature in the country of man
Come discover in this striking prehistoric park, the reenactments of the life of our distant ancestors and this in the same places...
Road of Sarlat
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Village of la Madeleine

A walk of 17000 years in the rock
An exceptional natural site, among the best preserved of the Vézère Valley, the Madeleine has attracted the man of prehistory to our...
Tursac

Combarelles Cave

More than 800 engravings of the Magdalenian, classified as 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...
Les Eyzies de Taillac

Lascaux International Center of parietal Art

Lascaux International Center of Parietal Art (Lascaux 4)
In perfect harmony with the landscape: 9 000 m² of buildings merge into the landscape, stretched like a scratch-side façade, almost...
Montignac

Museum of Art and Archaeology of Périgord

Prehistory, ethnography and fine Arts
The Museum of Art and Archaeology of Périgord is the oldest of the Department of the Dordogne, it presents more than 45 000 works...
Tourny Course 22
Périgueux

Low Laugerie Shelter

Unesco World Heritage Prehistoric deposit
At the prehistoric shelters of Laugerie Basse, stroll under a real habitat occupied by man from the time Magdalenian, and which...

The Park of Thot

Extend Your Prehistory Experience
In the park of Thot, you discover the man of Cro-Magnon and his relationship with the species that lived in his time, which he sometimes painted or...
Thonac