Papillon, wildlife trails in the valley

An ideal week with children!

Mode of transport : car

Ideal season all seasons!

Recommended starting point Coly-Saint-Amand

A week's holiday discovering theme parks where the prehistoric animals (present in the caves or at the Thot) will be replaced by live animals. Whether on a hike to see animals in their natural environment or at the Aquarium du Périgord Noir, your children will be delighted to meet our animal friends.

DAY 01


📍Etape 1: Walk in Coly

📍Etape 1: Walk in Coly


A short walk to get you started

Discover the Coly loop starting from the village square. A one-hour walk through woodland and dry grassland, where you can admire crickets, dragonflies and orchids, depending on the season...

📍Etape 2: Visit to Coly-Saint-Amand

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One of the most beautiful villages in France

A must for all lovers of vernacular architecture and heritage! L'abbey is impressive and the narrow streets of the village charming.

📍Etape 3: Picnic on the banks of the Vézère river

Picnic table on the banks of the Vézère at Montignac

A glimpse of Montignac-Lascaux

Take a rest on the right bank, near the pont neuf, where you'll find lawns overlooking the Vézère. Watch the birds lying on the grass, it's great! If you prefer a little more comfort, head north along this bank and sit on the picnic tables near the mini-golf course.

📍Etape 4: Saint-Pierre Loisirs mini golf course


Mini golf Saint-Pierre Loisirs

In the heart of the Vézère valley in the Dordogne, 2km from the Lascaux cave in Montignac-Lascaux and very close to the Hôtel de la Roseraie, in a flower-filled park, discover mini-golf 18 holes on soft surface, petanque court, table tennis, old-fashioned games and a free play area reserved for guests.

DAY 02


📍Stage 1: Lascaux IV

📍Stage 1: Lascaux IV

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The International Centre for Cave Art

In the Périgord Noir region, the Lascaux cave is a masterpiece of prehistoric art, with frescoes depicting around 600 animals (horses, bulls, deer, cats, etc.) and enigmatic signs. The site is now being rediscovered in the International Centre for Cave ArtThe Lascaux Museum, an area of over 8,000m² at the foot of Lascaux hill.

📍Etape 2: Bois Bareirou duck farm - P. Catinel

Bareirou Wood

La ferme du Bois Bareirou, a free-range duck and goose farm in Montignac-Lascaux, close to the Lascaux cave, is more than just a farm. A real farm producer, Patrick CatinelHe raises and feeds his animals with what he produces on his land.

Bonus: Summer evening meal from Monday to Friday.

📍Etape 3: Visit to Montignac-Lascaux

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Town of Montignac

A discovery trail so you don't miss a thing

The village of Montignac-Lascaux not only boasts the Lascaux cave (and its famous bulls) but also a rich heritage on both sides of the river.

A map of the town awaits you on our website or at our information desk in the town centre.  

A Terra Aventura course is available on the app. Your kids will love it!

DAY 03


📍Stage 1: The Rouffignac cave

📍Stage 1: The Rouffignac cave


The Rouffignac cave is one of the largest known decorated caves, with eight kilometres of gallery. Initially frequented by cave bears, it was decorated around 15,000 years ago by prehistoric artists, who drew and engraved more than 250 representations of bison, horses, ibex...

📍Etape 2: Meal at Maison Vilatte Plassard


Estate located in Rouffignac, 1km from the Grotte aux cents mammouths. Traditional production of goose and duck products: foie gras, pâtés, terrines, confits, as well as a wide range of ready-made meals.

📍Etape 3: Biodiversity walk, the Herm loop

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The Herm loop n°34 at Rouffignac

In the footsteps of Jacquou le Croquant, this loop without great difficulty, alternating between woods and fields, ideal for a short stroll!

DAY 04


📍Etape 1: The panoramic gardens of Limeuil

📍Etape 1: The panoramic gardens of Limeuil

@Jardins Panoramiques de Limeuil - Au Fil du Temps

An unforgettable panorama

Situated on the site of the old fortified castle at the top of a village listed as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France", the gardens overlooking the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. Since 2004, the Au Fil du Temps association has been restoring it and installing new educational, fun and interactive gardens with themed interpretation trails.

Bonus An Escape Game is available on site for an investigation with friends or family!

📍Etape 2: Brasserie la Lutine


A refreshing break for parents!

Before setting off for an afternoon of games and laughter with the elves, we discover how Limeuillois beer is made. Located on the side of the road on the way to the next stage.

Drink in moderation, of course!

📍Etape 3: The Goblin Wood

Le Bois des Lutins
Le bois des lutins in Le Bugue

Relaxation and laughter guaranteed

Have fun searching for goblins, fairies and gnomes as you follow an aerial trail through ancient trees.

DAY 05


📍Etape 1: The Aquarium du Périgord Noir

📍Etape 1: The Aquarium du Périgord Noir

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The biggest freshwater aquarium of Europe

Over an area of more than 4,000m², discover more than 70 tanks and over 6,000 animals, including the finest collection of sturgeons in Europe.

Bonus: VIP visits allow you to feed carp, myocastors, reptiles and even alligators!

📍Etape 2 : Restaurant Les Plaisirs Gourmands

the swan

A place that exudes conviviality and good food...

Enjoy bistronomic dishes where tradition meets originality, and where each ingredient is carefully selected for its freshness and quality.

📍Etape 3: Electric bike ride along the greenway

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We need to eliminate (a little) now!

Do you have your own bikes? We're off! You hadn't planned on it? No problem. You can hire bikes in Le Bugue. Observe the river: white and black swans regularly wander through the area.

DAY 06


📍Etape 1: The Prehistory Interpretation Centre

📍Etape 1: The Prehistory Interpretation Centre


Located in Les Eyzies, the Prehistory Interpretation Centre welcomes you to the heart of the Vézère valley, occupied by man for 400,000 years. It's the ideal place to find out about and understand the valley's heritage, cultural and landscape resources.

📍Etape 2: Visiting the village of Les Eyzies

Town of Les Eyzies

Who is this man watching us?

The statue of Neanderthal man is a real eye-catcher right from the start in Les Eyzies! Take a trip down the rue du Moyen-Âge, stroll along the banks of the Vézère and fall under the spell of the hamlet of Tayac. Les Eyzies a vast village to discover.

📍Stage 3: The Prehistopark

Prehisto park

Journey to the heart of our origins at the Prehistopark

Nestling in a haven of greenery between two cliffs in the Vézère valley, you'll discover life-size scenes from the daily lives of the first Neanderthal hunter-gatherers and Cro-Magnon man.

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