Along the Vézère valley, in the villages, caves or castles around Lascaux, it is possible to take advantage of guided tours. It’s an opportunity to learn more about Périgord, but also to have a different experience. Did you know, for example, that you can discover a medieval village by the light of torches, for a nighttime visit? Follow the guide… or rather the guides, to discover the Vézère valley in Dordogne!

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Le 18 July 2024

Guided tour 2024 – Plazac

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Le 25 July 2024

Guided tour 2024 – Tursac

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Le 01 August 2024

Guided tour 2024 – Limeuil

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Le 08 August 2024

Guided tour 2024 – Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

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Le 15 August 2024

Guided tour 2024 – Audrix

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Le 22 August 2024

Guided tour 2024 – Les Eyzies

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Le 29 August 2024

Guided tour 2024 – Le Bugue

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Le 05 September 2024

Guided tour 2024 – Saint Léon sur Vézère

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

The Dordogne conceals many secrets. Between its caves, its castles and hikes, a thousand places, sites and villages are to be discovered along the Vézère valley and in the surrounding area. And for that, nothing like follow a guide ! Some are guides professionals and reveal to you in a different way the history of a castle or a cave. Others are volunteers, live in the village and know every nook and cranny. There are even guided tours led by actors.

Follow a guided tour in villages or tourist sites, it is also the possibility of adapting the experience. A guide will be able to answer all your questions. children. Or tell you more about the secrets of the caves and flower gardens of the Vézère valley in Dordogne.

Guided walking tour, at night… a rich and varied program 

There are many ways to discover a place with a guide. Whatever your desires, there are certainly activities or circuit ideas for you and your children. Day or night!

Visit SAint Léon sur Vézère by night

Guided night tours in and around the Vézère valley

By the light of a torch or lantern, the history of villages and remarkable sites is revealed differently. These night visits are possible in several sites: 

  • Montignac-Lascaux;
  • Rouffignac;
  • Limeuil;
  • Les Eyzies;
  • The Bug;
  • Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère;
  • Miremont;
  • Plaza…

These guided tours are more often organized during summer. Don't forget to reserve your place in advance!

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

Guided tours to complete your discovery of a museum

The museums also offer numerous guided tours. The National Museum of Prehistory, for example, is a must in Périgord. And why not continue this dive into Prehistory by following your guide to the International Center for Cave Art Lascaux IV for a prestige visit by torch?

A guided tour aboard a train or a barge in the Dordogne valley

Did you know that you can also discover the Dordogne valley in a barge, this traditional boat found in the Dordogne, or in the carriages of a steam train? The opportunity to dive into the last century, but think about reserve your place 

  • Martel's steam train, Le Truffadou with a guide;
  • The barge 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 Dordogne reveals its treasures and its heritage through circuits and guided tours of the villages. This summer program is even richer, and here are some ideas. Sites such as Lascaux cave, Commarque castle, Losse castle or village of Madeleine offer late nights.

Guided cave tours: Lascaux and the Vézère valley with a guide

The Vézère valley in Dordogne contains many treasures underground. The Lascaux cave is one of the must-see sites and there are several visiting circuits to discover. You can organize your visit to:

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

Guided tours are also offered to remarkable geological sites: in Maxange and Lacave in particular.

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