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

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Périgord truffle

It’s peak season for the truffle markets. We simply walk the aisles to smell the smells where we enjoy a little taste pleasure for the evening meal with friends.

The black gold of Périgord adds pep to all your dishes

You don't need to be a star chef to cook truffle. Grated on a plate of pasta or mixed in an omelette, you will amaze your friends when they return from your vacation with Périgord truffle. If you are not tempted, just have fun in the restaurants of the Vézère valley during your stay.

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Truffle - Périgord product


  • Truffle markets (Sainte-Alvère, Montignac-Lascaux, Sarlat)
  • “Truffle stays” in our accommodation
  • Visit a truffle farm, discover the cave

Discovering our villages

Winter and its bare trees allow us to see little little-known gems. Open your eyes and admire the architecture of Périgord.

A castle here? A wash house there?

The Dordogne is full of small heritages, which bear witness to the history of our villages, in addition to its iconic sites such as Lascaux, Les Eyzies, Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère or La Roque Saint-Christophe. The winter period is the ideal time to discover them.

Survey them hiking trails or take your vehicle to explore the Périgord roads Black and uncover Fleurac and his mansion, audrix and its impressive view of the Dordogne valley, Sergeac and its Templar cross.

Take advantage of the winter tranquility to be a privileged visitor.

Exhibitions are all year round

Some tourist sites remain open in winter and even offer exhibitions or conference cycles.

Learn more about Prehistory

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

Sites such as Font-de-Gaume cave, the Combarelles cave, Roque Saint-Christophe, National Museum of Prehistory, Prehistory Interpretation Center, Chasm of Proumeyssac, the cave of Great Rock or againBlack Périgord Aquarium are open to visits and welcome you with great pleasure.

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  • Visit the sites of Font de Gaume, Combarelles, the Abri de Cap Blanc and the Prehistory Museum for free every 1st Sunday of the month
  • “Warm up” in the bowels of the Earth at the Gouffre de Proumeyssac and the Grand Roc cave at a constant temperature all year round (+/- 13°c)

Christmas holidays

Some offer animations during the Christmas school holidays, others organize international conferences around Prehistory, this is notably the case of the Museum of Prehistory in collaboration with the Abri Pataud.



  • Santa Claus' descent to the Gouffre de Proumeyssac
  • Village Christmas markets

Where to stay in winter?

Check out our partner accommodations!
Many rentals with fireplaces await you in the Vézère valley:

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What to do in winter?

Need help planning your vacation?

Contact the Lascaux-Dordogne Tourist Office, Vézère Valley. We will guide you for your trip: 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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