Do you love truffles? Taste it in all its forms during your stay in Périgord. Don't forget to visit Lascaux or La Roque Saint-Christophe, just a stone's throw from the world capital of prehistory, during your winter holidays in the Dordogne.

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The Périgord truffle

It's the peak season for truffle markets. You can simply stroll down the aisles to inhale the smells, or treat yourself to a tasty treat for an evening meal with friends.

Black gold from the Périgord adds spice to all your dishes

You don't have to be a Michelin-starred chef to cook the truffle. Grated onto a plate of pasta or mixed into an omelette, the Périgord truffle is sure to impress your friends on your return from holiday. If you're not tempted, simply indulge yourself in the restaurants of the Vézère valley during your stay.

Mathieu Anglada
Truffle - product of Périgord


  • Truffle markets (Sainte-Alvère, Montignac-Lascaux, Sarlat)
  • Truffle holidays in our accommodation
  • Visit a truffle farm and find out about cavage

Discovering our villages

Winter and its bare trees reveal little-known gems. Open your eyes and admire the architecture of the Périgord.

A castle here? A wash-house over there?

The Dordogne is full of small heritagewhich bear witness to the history of our villages, in addition to its emblematic sites such as Lascaux, Les Eyzies, Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère and La Roque Saint-Christophe. Winter is the ideal time to discover them.

Explore the hiking trails or take your vehicle to explore the routes du Périgord Black and discover Fleurac and its manor house, Audrix and its impressive views over the Dordogne valley, Sergeac and its Templar cross.


Take advantage of winter's tranquillity to become a privileged visitor.


Exhibitions all year round

Some tourist sites remain open in winter and even offer exhibitions or lecture series.

Find out more about Prehistory

In the Dordogne, we welcome you all year round. And we pamper you in winter!

Sites such as the Font-de-Gaume cave, the Combarelles cave, la Roque Saint-Christophethe National Museum of Prehistorythe Prehistory Interpretation Centrethe Proumeyssac chasmcave, the Grand Roc or theAquarium du Périgord Noir are open to visitors and look forward to welcoming you.

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  • Visit the Font de Gaume, Combarelles and Cap Blanc shelters and the Prehistory Museum free of charge on the 1st Sunday of every month.
  • Warm up in the bowels of the earth at the Gouffre de Proumeyssac and the Grand Roc cave, where the temperature is constant all year round (+/- 13°c).

Christmas holidays

Some offer entertainment during the Christmas school holidays, while others are organising conferences around prehistory, such as the Musée de la Préhistoire in collaboration with the Abri Pataud.



  • Father Christmas descends into the Gouffre de Proumeyssac
  • Village Christmas markets

Where to stay in winter?

Check out our partner accommodation!
The Vézère valley has a large number of rental properties with fireplaces:

La Maison d'Amélie

Bookable online

Gîte La vigne de Reignac

Bookable online

La Grande chassagne

The Abbey Houses

Bookable online

Gite La Ferme des Petites Oreilles

Bookable online

Gite de Coustillas

Bookable online

Beaux Rêves - The charms of Carlucet

Au Cerf Blanc

Bookable online

Gîte La Voulperie

Bookable online

Bed and breakfast La Ferme des Petites Oreilles

Bookable online

La Licorne

Au Pré des Sources

Need help planning your holiday?

Contact the Lascaux-Dordogne, Vézère Valley Tourist Office. We'll help you plan your trip: activities to enjoy, not-to-be-missed events depending on your school holiday zone, the perfect hotel for you and your family or nature accommodation where you can relax. Our local experts will answer all your questions.

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