Enter an architectural marvel and admire the LASTEST REPLICA of the Lascaux cave, where you can discover the art of cave painting and its links with contemporary art thanks to new technologies. Plan your visit to the new Lascaux-International Centre for Cave Paintings, in the language of your choice.
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The Prehistoric Discovery Centre
Thot Park offers a glimpse into cave painting in preparation or addition to your visit to Lascaux. Come and discover human-animal relationships in prehistoric times and follow in the footsteps of the Cro-Magnon man.
You will find the Temporal Mirror here, an Augmented Reality feature which allows you to interact and observe the behaviour of prehistoric animals and watch the 3D movie "Living in the Ice Age", which presents our ancestors’ way of life during the last ice age.
Take part in workshops and stroll through the animal park!
The first time machine ... Lascaux II, the first replica cave in the world, a few steps from the original cave, which opened to the public in 1983. This was a true technical and artistic triumph. In 35 years of visits, the cave has received more than 10 million people and has helped make Lascaux a household name around the world. Since the opening of the Lascaux International Centre however, Lascaux II now offers a different and more intimate experience. In the sanctuary of the hill, visitors can enjoy a peaceful visit in a protected environment.
The Grand Roc Cave
Go back in time!
Discovered by Jean Maury on April 29th, 1924, “Big Rock” Cave was first developed and opened to visitors in 1927. The cave opens halfway up the impressive cliff overhanging the valley of Eyzies de la Vézère. Discover the secrets of the underworld and explore a forest of crystals...
Rock Shelters of Laugerie-Basse
At the foot of the cliff of the Grand Roc, travel back in time to meet our Cro-Magnon ancestors by exploring their prehistoric shelters where many objects, art and tools have been discovered. Thanks to a 3D film and digital tablets, you can discover how and why mankind first came to this place.
A giant in stone!
The castle, one of the largest in southwestern France, offers a panorama of more than thirty kilometres all the way round! This fortress is an icon of local architecture which spans a thousand years’ construction.
Like an open book, this castle tells the story of the extraordinary talent and fantastic inspiration of its builders. Today, the castle hosts many festive events: gastronomic markets, art exhibitions, shows and concerts, continuing its rich history that we invite you to experience and share within its walls.
Two castles from very different eras!
The Château de Bourdeilles is, alongside Biron, Beynac and Mareuil, one of the four baronies of Périgord.
The first written accounts of Bourdeilles describe a stronghold, which in 1183 received monks who came to take refuge there with the relics of Saint-Sicaire. For several centuries, standing at the border between the crowns of France and England, the Château de Bourdeilles would weather many political and religious storms.
With the return of peace to the region, Jacquette de Montbron built the Renaissance castle next to the medieval fortress in the late sixteenth century. Bourdeilles then became a castle of leisure, a testament to the elegance of a new way of life.
A masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic Art, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Located in the forest of Bessède, the Cistercian abbey of Cadouin is now a Major Site in Aquitaine and is a listed Historic Monument.
Founded in 1115, the famous Abbey became affiliated to the Cistercian order in 1119. You can still see the abbey church and the Roman base of the convent buildings from this time.
The cloister is an architectural and decorative wonder, testifying to the splendour of the abbey at the end of the 15th century. Nearly ten centuries of history lie within these walls and make Cadouin a truly universal place, unchanging and serene.
Escape game 1307
188.8.131.52 Prepare for adventure. Transported in the past from Castle Bourdeilles through virtual reality, alone or in a team, you must find the clues and solve the puzzles. From artisan craftsmen and Knights Templar to the last defenders of the castle, you will embody three historic roles.
Located in the north-east of the Dordogne in the heart of a woodland park, Rouffiac Leisure Centre is a countryside space dedicated to the great outdoors. The lakeside beach guarantees a relaxing holiday. Designed and equipped so that everyone can pursue his or her favourite leisure activity at their own rhythm, the centre offers a vast range of sporting and leisure activities. In particular, the site is host to a variety of groups including school “discovery” or “sports” classes and summer camps.
With its Flower Family Campsite, Rouffiac is now a Dordogne holiday destination in its own right!
Camping de Saint Estèphe
Located in the regional natural park of Périgord-Limousin, our campsite has preserved natural spaces extremely diversified. The Grand Etang offers visitors a beach accessible to the disabled and a promenade area along the dike. Come stay in camping or in our apartments overlooking the water.