In the footsteps of the men of Lascaux Stage 1: Terrasson-St Amand de Coly
From Terrasson-Lavilledieu to Limeuil, where the Vézère joins the Dordogne, the river flows through one of the most beautiful regions of Périgord. This first stage takes you from Terrasson to St Amand de Coly. You'll discover the old town of Terrasson, built around its abbey overlooking the Vézère, as well as the imaginary gardens that dominate the old town. Further on, the path climbs along a cliff where the chapel of St Sour can be seen. It was in these rocks that the hermit Sorus settled. After the mineral Causse de Terrasson, the path ventures into the woods and runs alongside the Coly, a cool stream that emerges from a resurgence (the source of La Doux) known for its siphon, the longest in France. The stream gives its name to the village you pass through before arriving at St Amand de Coly, a village listed as one of the most beautiful in France.