Is it raining in Dordogne? What, no, impossible! And yes, it happens from time to time but don't worry! Even in bad weather, you will find a site or activity to discover and all that, well sheltered!

Under the rock, is it raining too?

Inside troglodyte sites: no

Protected under the cliffs, the troglodyte sites allow you to admire the Vézère valley while protecting yourself from rain. Fort, village or castle, their beauty and their history will make you forget the gray.

View of the fortified house of Reignac, troglodyte site

Inside the natural caves: a bit yes but it's great!

This is how stalagmites and stalactites are formed! Thanks to the rain and our very specific terroir.
The Dordogne is made up of limestone rocks, the rain infiltrates and flows through the walls, which notably forms the Proumeyssac Chasm ou the Grotte du Grand Roc. In gloomy weather, a few droplets escape from the ceiling and make the spectacle even more magical.


These two natural sites do not close their doors when it rains (the more conditioned Gouffre de Padirac can sometimes close in the event of heavy rain).

Prehistoric men weren't afraid of the rain, neither are we!

Take advantage of bad weather for yourself perfect in prehistory.
In the village of Les Eyzies, the National Museum of Prehistory as well as the Prehistory Interpretation Center welcome you safely in large buildings not subject to quotas. Just check their opening hours.

It is also the ideal time to visit a prehistoric cave. That’s good, we have plenty of them in the Vézère valley! (Be careful in season to avoid waiting, when possible, it is strongly recommended to reserve).

Everyone at the museum or in the workshops!

Limeuil potters' market ©Anne Mallemouche for web

Well sheltered in museums and eco-museums, rediscover ancestral know-how. Prehistoric tools do not have a monopoly on the know-how of yesteryear in the Vézère valley. Magnificent works of art come out every day from renowned workshops like the Atelier des Fac-Similes in Montignac-Lascaux or the fish leather workshop at Fanlac.

The artisans of the Vézère valley in Dordogne do not only work in good weather, you can take advantage of rainy days to visit the sculptors, glassblowers, jewelers, ironworkers who nestle in our villages like Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, Limeuil ou Coly Saint-Amand.

Good plan

Book your exceptional visit entitled “Know-how at the rendezvous” during the summer period!

On the water crocs, rather than on us!

Without getting wet, you can enjoy theAquarium of Périgord Noir in Le Bugue with its 6000 freshwater fish and its alligator park. Take the circuit which will take you from the myocastors to the vivariums via the turtle pond. Young and old alike have a great time sheltered from the gray clouds.

Et lThe wind gets involved in all this, what should we do?

Great, it's raining and it's cold! ?

But it's a perfect day to do the Prehistoric Labyrinth, the Lazzer City ou the VR Galaxy with family or friends! So many suggestions for a moment of guaranteed good humor in the Vézère valley. 

We told you, even with the rain, you NEVER get bored in the Dordogne!

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