A discovery of our best kept secrets

  • Mode of transport : electric bike
  • Ideal season : Spring fall
  • Recommended starting point : Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère

For those who already think they know everything about the Vézère valley, this program offers a summary of some sometimes little-known nuggets of the territory.

Remember to check the dates and opening times of the sites before you start.

DAY 01


Step 1: Dungeon and La Salle Manor

Step 1: Dungeon and La Salle Manor

In the village of the pretty village of St-Léon sur Vézère, pass through the imposing gate of the Dungeon, Manor and Garden of La Salle, which for the first time opens its doors to the public! A splendid home, with its master tower of XNUMXth century, who knew how to stand the test of time, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Step 2: Lunch on the Grass

Lunch on the grass - Saint Léon sur Vézère

Back to simple dishes with this address which offers prepared meals, sandwiches, etc. to take away. Some tables “picnic style” are installed facing the river but the real pleasure is to lay down your red checkered tablecloth for a breakfast on the grass as before.

Stage 3: Canoeing on the Vézère

Canoe Family, Rental Base canoes/kayaks/paddles located in the heart of one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France: Saint-Léon sur Vézère. 5 routes to choose from, from 5km to 17km, including the most beautiful: 13km from the Château de Losse to La Roque Saint-Christophe. Open all year.

DAY 02


Step 1: Village of Plazac

Step 1: Village of Plazac

Borie in Plazac

What a story !

Discover the typical village of Plazac with its corbelled houses, its fortified church and its fountains. The “hidden treasure of Périgord Noir” offers a quick tour to learn more about local history and architecture.

Step 2: The medieval garden

After having taken the alleys laden withhistory of the town of Plazac, walkers discover the medieval spirit garden, at the foot of the magnificent Castle of the Bishops (12th century). Through hard work, the passionate volunteers gave life to this beautiful place which is one of the pride of our village.

Step 3: The Rouffignac Cave

The Rouffignac cave is one of the largest decorated caves known, with eight kilometers of galleries. First frequented by the cave bear, whose claws and nests are numerous, it was decorated, around 15000 years ago, by prehistoric artists who drew or engraved 260 representations of bison, horses, ibex…

Step 4: The Auberge de Layotte

Atypical hostel located in the middle of the woods, not far from Les Eyzies. Régis in the kitchen for 24 years, welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere. Original menu offered to lovers of good food and conviviality. In the program, no less than 10 dishes : aperitif, soup, 3 hors d'oeuvres, 2 meats, cheese, desserts, coffee, digestive and wine included…

DAY 03


Step 1: The Forte House of Reignac

Step 1: The Forte House of Reignac


Classified as a historic monument, this extraordinary “castle-cliff” is undoubtedly the most secret, most unusual and the most mysterious of Périgord. Some even say it is haunted...

Preserved in exceptional condition since the 14th century and entirely period furnished, the Maison Forte de Reignac is the only monument of this type in France to have reached us completely intact.

Step 2: The Medieval Inn

The Auberge Médiévale in Audrix, 4 km from Le Bugue, overlooks the Vézère and Dordogne valleys. The 6 comfortable and stylish rooms are family-friendly and can accommodate up to 4 people. The restaurant will seduce you with its inventive cuisine combining the flavors of France with the local products, by the fire or on a shaded terrace.

Step 3: Tèrra Aventura, Géometrix in Audrix

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Tèrra Aventura is inspired by a global game called geocaching. It's about a treasure hunt connected which is practiced outdoors using an application. Boxes called “caches” are hidden in nature. The goal ? Learn More the location of the cache, and the treasure that it contains!

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