Do you like villages with character, but away from the crowds? The Vézère valley is full of charming villages, each offering exceptional views over the surrounding unspoilt countryside. A maze of narrow streets in Plazac, or a hike in Tursac to discover the region's heritage... A rejuvenating programme awaits you.
Viewpoint at l'Escaleyrou in Aubas
A panoramic viewpoint situated on a steep cliff called "Le Bout du Monde", l'Escaleyrou dominates the Vézère valley. From here you can see the valley, the plains and the breathtaking view over the river.
Meet Jacquou le Croquant
The maze of little streets in Fanlac is one of the jewels of the Vézère valley, and the roads leading to and from it will take you to the high points of the valley and their many viewpoints as you descend to the village of Plazac.
The enchanted cemetery
In the narrow streets of Plazac, discover the renovated church and its medieval cemetery (be careful, it's uphill!).
The Côte de Jor
At the top, you can admire the view of the village of Saint-Léon sur Vézère below and the meandering Vézère river.
Eating out in Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère
Lunch on the banks of the Vézère. Take advantage of the restaurants of the village where you can bring your own picnic, with tables available in the town centre.
Among the most beautiful narrow streets in France
Discover Saint-Léon on the banks of the Vézère, with its narrow streets, Romanesque church and medieval manor house.
Stop opposite Belcayre Castle
Chateau de Belcayre has a unique charm, perched high above the river.
Not open to visitors, it can be admired from the left bank of the Vézère before heading off for a bite to eat.
Auberge du Peyrol in Sergeac
We eat well at Jeanine's!
Traditional and authentic, you'll never be disappointed by this local cuisine!
Discover the Templar lanes
You will find an authentic Templar commandery and its fortified church in the narrow streets of Sergeac. You can also walk down to the river or continue on to the prehistoric site of Castel-Merle.
Notre-Dame de Fontpeyrine in Tursac
A discreet miracle
Following a road through sublime scenery, you will arrive, hidden in the woods, at the small 15th-century chapel of Fontpeyrine, erected in honour of a miracle. The nearby spring is sacred, and its water is the subject of numerous ex-voto offerings.
The lanes of prehistory
Don't hesitate to visit us at the Tourist Office, where you can follow a discovery trail through the narrow streets of the World Capital of Prehistory.