The Vézère Valley or "Valley of Prehistory

1 interpretation centre, 1 museum, shelters and unique and exceptional prehistoric caves.

La Vézère valley or Prehistory Valley is renowned for its many Palaeolithic sites, some of which are eponymous. Fifteen of these are prehistoric sites UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. 

Lascaux II - Axial diverticulum
Dan Courtice-Semitour Périgord


The Lascaux cave (Discover Lascaux in 4 acts).

Downstream of the Vézère, The Eyzies or World Capital of Prehistory.
This is where famous prehistorians such as PeyronyLartet, Capitan, Abbés Breuil and Glory. Cro-Magnon Man, and so many other things that have challenged our knowledge of the history of Palaeolithic man.

Mother Earth, the Vézère Valley, is showcasing its prehistoric jewels, evidence of human occupation dating back over 400,000 years to the present day, including the cave at Lascaux !

Was this content helpful?


Share this content