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Things to do for free in the Vézère Valley

Visit one of the villages ranked among the "Most beautiful villages in France" (Learn more)

  • Saint Léon sur Vézère
  • Saint Amand de Coly
  • Limeuil

Come in one of our Tourist information centres to pick up a commented map of the following villages (Learn more)

  • Montignac
  • Les Eyzies
  • Le Bugue
  • Limeuil

Discover the "Médiévales de la Vézère" in Peyzac le Moustier (Learn more)

From 8th of July till the end of summer, travel through time in Peyzac le Moustier where a medieval village has been recreated with its houses, shops and tavern ! Craftsmen will demonstrate their work and you will have a chance to learn sword fighting. The entrance to the village is free, there is a charge for the night performances (tuesday-wednesday) and diners (tuesday-wednesday-friday).

Mobile applications to discover the valley in another way ! (Learn more)

  • Terra Aventura, the geocaching game
  • GuidiGO will take you off the beaten tracks
  • Villes et villages du Périgord Noir, audioguided tours of several cities and villages (Montignac, Saint Amand de Coly, Saint Léon sur Vézère)

Our Greeters (Learn more)

Discover a place with a resident for free. Different themes for the walks are proposed.
Click on the map and ask for a walk (we recommand to ask several days in advance).

 "Cultures aux coeurs" festival (Traditional dances and World music) in Montignac (Learn more)

Every year, at the end of July, dance companies from all around the world perform across the city of Montignac. Every evening, a different company dances for free in the "Guinguette" (it's possible to eat on place). On the saturday morning, all the companies join the big final parade. Program available in the Tourist Information Centres and on Internet.

A summer in Campagne

The local authorities of Dordogne organizes workshops, activities, exhibitions, performances and open-air cinema in the estate of Campagne, most of them are free. Program available in the Tourist Information Centres.

The Pole International de la Préhistoire in Les Eyzies de Tayac (Learn more)

The perfect place to start your travel through Prehistory. Numerous resources (exhibitions, activities, information centre, library...) await you to prepare your visits at best.

The National museum of Prehistory in Les Eyzies (Learn more)

Each first sunday of the month, the entrance is free for all !

Medieval Garden of Plazac (Learn more)

Next to the church, the garden contains 145 vegetables, medicinal and tinctorial plants.

The giants of Audrix (Learn more)

A local organization has embarked on the creation of the "Giant of Audrix", a sculpture made with straw and hay.  The exhibition of the sculpture will last all summer (and hopefully beyond).

Medieval village Peyzac le Moustier ©A.Borderie
Medieval village Peyzac le Moustier ©A.Borderie