The Valley of Man, in the footsteps of our ancestors
The Vézère Valley is in Périgord Noir, it follows the course of this calm river, from Terrasson-Lavilledieu to Limeuil, where its confluence with the Dordogne river is located. It is one of the most beautiful places in the Dordogne and that is perhaps why this valley has been populated by Humanity for more than 100,000 years. It is through its tourist and cultural sites that you will discover the lifestyle of our ancestors, prehistoric men. Caves, deposits, chasms, rock shelters, troglodyte habitats, castles… The Vézère Valley is now classified as a Grand Site de France but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You surely know the Caves of Lascaux, to discover at the International Center of Parietal Art in Montignac, you can also visit La Roque-Saint-Christophe in Peyzac-le-Moustier, the troglodyte village of La Madeleine, the Maison Forte de Reignac in Tursac… Continuing towards Les Eyzies, you can stop at the National Museum of Prehistory, visit engraved or decorated caves such as Font de Gaume, La Grotte du Grand Roc, Le Roc de Cazel… Continuing towards Le Bugue, do not don’t miss the extraordinary Gouffre de Proumeyssac!