For a long weekend

Mode of transport : bike / car

Ideal season: spring fall

Recommended starting point : Montignac-Lascaux

Do you like villages with character but far from the crowds? The Vézère valley is full of charming villages, always offering exceptional views of the surrounding preserved nature. Mazes of streets in Plazac, discovery of small heritage through a hike in Tursac... A rejuvenating program awaits you.

DAY 01

©Lascaux Dordogne Vézère Valley


Village de Coly-Saint-Amand

A stone's throw from the Lascaux cave in Dordogne and 20km from Sarlat, the magnificently restored village of Coly-Saint-Amand is classified as “Most Beautiful Villages of France” (Saint-Amand-de-Coly). The village has several houses and dovecotes typical of Périgord Noir but above all a majestic XNUMXth century abbey church considered to be the most beautiful fortified church...

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®Dan Courtice – Sémitour Périgord


Lascaux IV – Centre International de l’Art Pariétal

In Périgord Noir, the Lascaux Cave is a masterpiece of prehistoric art with frescoes representing around 600 animals (horses, bulls, deer, felines, etc.) and enigmatic signs. The site can be rediscovered today at the International Center for Cave Art, a space of more than 8000 m² at the foot of Lascaux hill. This location…

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L’Escaleyrou viewpoint in Aubas

Exceptional panorama

Panoramic viewpoint located on a steep cliff called “Le Bout du Monde”, l'Escaleyrou dominates the Vézère valley. You will be able to observe the valley, the plains and the breathtaking view of the river.

DAY 02

Village of Fanlac



Meet Jacquou le Croquant

The maze of small streets of Fanlac is one of the jewels of the Vézère valley, the roads which lead to or leave from it will take you to discover the high points of the valley and their numerous viewpoints as you descend to the village of Plazac.



Créations Cuir de Poisson – Kristof Mascher

In the heart of the charming little village of Fanlac, you will find the workshop of Mr Kristof Mascher, a leather craftsman presenting his exceptional and unique work. Mr Mascher works with vegetable-tanned fish leather, an ancestral Siberian technique rediscovered and modernized. These fish leathers are inlaid in full grain cowhide, to create…

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Canoës A.P.A

APA is located in St-Léon-sur-Vézère, one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”, and offers the most picturesque route in the Vézère. With 7 routes, from 4 to 30 km, APA allows you to admire at your own pace the prestigious sites which border the Vézère river (Château de Losse, Castel Merle, Le Conquil, La Roque Saint…

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DAY 03




The enchanted cemetery

In the small streets of Plazac, discovering this renovated church and its medieval cemetery (be careful, it goes uphill!)

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The Côte de Jor

At the top, you can admire the view of the village of Saint-Léon sur Vézère below but also of the meanders of the Vézère river.

The cliffs on the banks of the Vézère in Saint Léon.
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Eating in Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère

Lunch break with your feet in the water on the banks of the Vézère. We enjoy the restaurants from the village where you bring your picnic, tables are available in the town center.


Saint Léon sur Vézère, small alley in the village. The carreirous, these small alleys of the village transport you to another era.
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Among the most beautiful streets in France

The discovery of Saint-Léon on the banks of the Vézère, with its small streets, its Romanesque church and its medieval manor.

DAY 04

Belcayre Castle



Stop in front of Belcayre Castle

Belcayre Castle has a unique charm, perched above the river.
Not open to visitors, we admire it by taking the left bank of the Vézère before heading out to eat.

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Auberge du Peyrol in Sergeac

We eat well at Jeanine’s!

A traditional and authentic restaurant, you are never disappointed by this local cuisine!




Discover Templar alleys

You will find an authentic Templar commandery as well as its fortified church in the small streets of Sergeac. You can also go down to the river or continue your way towards the prehistoric site of Castel-Merle.

DAY 05



Our Lady of Fontpeyrine in Tursac

A very discreet miracle

Passing through a road with sublime landscapes, you will arrive, hidden in the woods, at the small chapel of Fontpeyrine, from the 15th century, erected in honor of a miracle. The spring next to it is sacred, its water is the subject of numerous ex-votos.

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Pôle d’interprétation de la Préhistoire

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Town of Eyzies


Les Eyzies

The streets of prehistory

Do not hesitate to visit us at the Tourist Office, a discovery trail allows you to wander the streets of the World Capital of Prehistory.

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