Shimmering colors, autumnal flavors, walks in the forests and tranquility... It's autumn in Périgord Noir and we give you all our good advice to fully enjoy your stay in the Dordogne during this beautiful season.


Incredible colors

In autumn, the landscapes of Périgord Noir are adorned with warm colors. Explore the parks and hiking trails of Dordogne to discover all the beauty of our department.


We explore the forests of Périgord Noir

Put on your best pair of sneakers and set off to discover the unspoilt nature of the Dordogne. From Montignac-Lascaux to Limeuil, the Vézère valley is full of (no, it's not truffle season yet) hiking trails like that of 7 Tours in Les Eyzies and that of Pechorel in Journiac. All offer you a unique discovery of the territory: the forest adorned with golden color, the walnut and chestnut trees lining your path.. Our little advice: Listen carefully and open your eyes wide, who knows, perhaps you will have the chance to see the king of our forests: the deer.

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The unmissable Lascaux remains open

The International Center for Cave Art is open from February to December. We take advantage of the calm of autumn to book our visit.

We visit at our own pace

While some sites close their doors at the end of the season, others are still open and ready to welcome you during your stay.
Take advantage of the tranquility of Autumn to refine your historical knowledge with a visit to the Roque Saint-Christophe or Madeleine. Then go to National Museum of Prehistory or at Prehistory Interpretation Center, located in the heart of the village of Les Eyzies, to find out everything about our ancestors. We promise you won't get bored: the Chasm of Proumeyssac, Cave of the Great Rock or againBlack Périgord Aquarium, you are spoiled for choice.

We have fun with family or friends

In autumn, the Vézère valley and the Périgord Noir come alive with activities and events for young and old. Organized hikes, musical events or children's activities... There's plenty to do! Are you coming for the All Saints’ Day holidays? The sites offer unique activities during the holidays and the famous Halloween festival. Between fun activities and great thrills, there is something for everyone.

We stroll through the streets of our villages 

Walk from village to village to discover all the charm and beauty of our local architecture. 

Stop at Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, stroll through its streets and take the opportunity to open the door to our craftsmen's workshops. They will be delighted to chat with you and share their well-kept know-how.


Fresh walnut season

The health benefits of walnuts no longer need to be proven. We enjoy the Périgord walnut as a seasoning for our salads or in a cake. Hum!

We taste delicious products “made in Périgord”

Autumn is the season of mushrooms, nuts and chestnuts... they fill the shelves of local markets and bring an autumnal touch to your plates. A good duck breast, chestnut puree, drizzle of walnut oil... we love it! And to satisfy your sweet tooth, the icing on the cake, taste a slice of Lascaux, a walnut-based cake, made in the best bakery in Montignac-Lascaux. What could be better to accompany this good meal than a bottle of Bergerac wine. Autumn is also the harvest season, take advantage of your stay in the Dordogne to take a trip to the Bergerac vineyards and bring back a bottle or two as a souvenir.

Need help planning your vacation?

Contact the Lascaux-Dordogne Tourist Office, Vézère Valley. We will guide you before and during your stay: activities to practice, events not to miss depending on your school holiday zone, the perfect hotel for you and your family or natural accommodation for you to relax. Our area experts will answer all your questions.

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