Along the Vézère valley, in the villages, caves or castles around Lascaux, you can take advantage of guided tours. It's an opportunity to learn more about the Périgord region, but also to enjoy a different experience. Did you know, for example, that you can discover a medieval village by torchlight, for a night-time visit? Follow the guide... or rather the guides, as you discover the Vézère valley in the Dordogne!

Why discover the Vézère valley and the Dordogne with a guide? 

The Dordogne holds many secrets. Between its caves, castles and walks, there are a thousand places, sites and villages to discover along the Dordogne river. Vézère valley and the surrounding area. And there's nothing like follow a guide ! Some are guides professionals and reveal the history of a castle or cave in a different way. Others are voluntary, live in the village and know every nook and cranny. There are even guided tours led by actors.

Follow a guided tours of villages or tourist sitesIt's also a way of adapting the experience. A guide will be able to answer all your questions. children. Or find out more about the secrets of the caves and flower gardens of the Vézère valley in the Dordogne.

Guided tour on foot, by night... a rich and varied programme 

There are many ways to discover a place with a guide. Whatever you want to do, there are sure to be activities or ideas for tours for you and your children. By day, or by night!

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Night-time guided tours in and around the Vézère valley

By the light of a torch or a lantern, the history of villages and remarkable sites is revealed in a whole new way. These night tours are possible at several sites: 

  • Montignac-Lascaux ;
  • Rouffignac ;
  • Limeuil ;
  • Les Eyzies ;
  • Le Bugue ;
  • Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère ;
  • Miremont ;
  • Plazac...

These guided tours are more often organised during the summer. Don't forget to book your place in advance!

The Sarlat-Périgord Noir Tourist Office also organises visits to villages such as Beynac and La Roque-Gageac.

Guided tours to complete your discovery of a museum

The museums also offer a wide range of guided tours. The National Museum of Prehistory, for example, is a must-see in Périgord. And why not continue your immersion in prehistory by following your guide to the Lascaux IV International Centre of Cave Art for a prestige tour with a torch?

A guided tour of the Dordogne valley on board a train or barge

Did you know that you can also discover the Dordogne valley in a gabare, the traditional boat found in the Dordogne, or in the carriages of a steam train? It's a chance to plunge back into the last century, but don't forget to take a look at the history of the region. reserve your place 

  • The steam train from Martel, Le Truffadou with a guide ;
  • Take a gabare trip from La Roque-Gageac, Beynac or Bergerac.

What are the must-see guided tours during the summer?

During the summer, the Vézère valley in the Dordogne reveals its treasures and its heritage through tours and guided visits of the following sites villages. This summer's programme is even richer, and here are a few ideas. Sites such as the Lascaux cavethe Commarque castlethe Losse castle or the village of la Madeleine offer evening events.

Guided tours of caves: Lascaux and the Vézère valley with a guide

The Vézère valley in the Dordogne is home to a wealth of underground treasures. The Lascaux cave is one of the must-see sites, and there are a number of different routes to explore. You can organise your visit to :

  • Lascaux II, with a torchlight guided tour ;
  • Lascaux IV and the International Centre of Cave Art;
  • The Rouffignac cave;
  • The Font-de-Gaume cave ;
  • The Bernifal cave... 

Guided tours are also available of remarkable geological sites, including Maxange and Lacave.

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