How to get around?
The valley is really interesting to explore but sometimes it's hard to get around...
Some information to help you:
I travelled by train to Les Eyzies , what can I do ?
From the railway station, there is no public transport BUT there are many things to do on foot ;-)
Discover the village centre, Abri Pataud, Museum of Prehistory, the Interpretation centre of prehistory, Grotte du Grand Roc (at 2km from the station), Abri Cro-Magnon next to the station, ...
The station is 2km from the Font de Gaume, there is no pavement outside of the town and it's hard to visit without booking in advance.
I travelled by train to Le Bugue , what can I do ?
The railway station is not in the village. You will need to book a taxi to get to your accomodation, to visit the village centre or to discover the different sites (Aquarium, Le Bournat , Bara Bahau, Big Bird, Prehistoric labyrinth, Mineral museum). It's not advised to walk because it's a main road. Take care !
How to get to Montignac-Lascaux and what can I do on foot ?
The town has no railway station but you can reach Montignac by bus, from Sarlat or Périgueux. Note, there are only a few buses. Click here to see the timetable.
The bus stop is in the village centre, from which you can go on foot to Lascaux-Centre International d'Art Pariétal or discover the town thanks to the app "videoguidenouvelleaquitaine". Unfortunately, to visit Lascaux II or Le Regourdou, you will need a vehicle. There is no public transport from these sites into the town. Contact us for a list of taxis.
How to get to other villages in the valley ?
During July and August there is a seasonal bus which runs from Montignac to Le Bugue and which stops at Thonac, Saint-Leon-Sur-Vézère, Peyzac le Moustier, Tursac, Les Eyzies, Campagne. From here you can visit the sites of the Parc du Thot, the Maison Forte de Reignac, Prehistoparc as well as all the sites in and around the villages.
You can also reach Aubas, Thonac or Saint-Léon sur Vézère by bus during the school terms..This is a special timetable which runs only during school terms.
Only 10 minutes from Saint-Léon centre you can visit Le Conquil or take a canoe at the APA base.
You can also reach Peyzac le Moustier using the same bus that goes to Aubas or Thonac. Look here for the timetable! It is possible to visit La Roque Saint-Christophe on foot from here, 1km away. You have to cross the D706 so take care and climb a little to access the site.
You can also reach Rouffignac by bus, the school bus too! Click here for the timetable. It doesn't run during the holidays.The bus stop is in the village where you have a Resistance memorial and the departure point for hiking trails.
It is not possible to visit the Rouffignac cave this way, which is around 6kms from the village.
How to get to various sites in the valley ?
Without your own vehicle, for the moment it's hard to reach many of the sites. If you need a taxi, come into our tourist office, we have a list and we can book it for you!
Unfortunately, we have no green routes along the river, so to travel by bicycle, you have to take the same roads as other vehicles. The D706 is the main road, it follows the river and most of the sites are along it. If you prefer minor roads, sometimes this is possible but you should know that our region is very hilly. Some of our tourist partners rent traditional or mountain bikes, you can call them: Canoë 24, Camping Le Paradis, Mini-golf at Montignac.
If you have mountain bikes, you can come into our tourist office, we have a special map for you.
You can rent electric bikes in Montignac, Rouffignac, Les Eyzies and Le Bugue (Learn more).