To see, to do in the Valley

None of the sites listed below are classified as World Heritage sites by Unesco but they serve to supplement your knowledge of prehistoric times and lifestyles of the inhabitants of the valley. Most offer reconstructions of the different eras and children can imagine what life was like during these early periods. Many educational and recreational tools and activities often complement the visits. Useful for visitors adults and children.


Gisement de la Ferrassie
Avenue des grottes, 24260 Les Eyzies de Tayac
- tel : 05 53 06 86 00.
Full price / reduced price: €7.50 / €6.50. Free for EU citizens under 26 years old (under 18 for non-EU citizens).
Guided tours every Monday in English at 2:30 p.m. or upon request. Booking and ticketing at the front desk of Font-de-Gaume.

The stratified prehistoric site of Ferrassie, Micoque and Moustier provide a good look at nearly 400,000 years of human occupation in the Périgord region through the different layers of sediment.


Les Grottes du Roc de Cazelle (for the family)
Route de Sarlat, 24620 Les Eyzies de Tayac
Website - tel : 05 53 59 46 09.
Full price / reduced price: €8 / €7 / 5 to 13 years old: €4.50. Free for children under 5 years old.
Open daily.
February, March and October : 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ;
April, May, June and September: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ;
July and August: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ;
November, December and January: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Accommodation available for visitors with disabilities.

Set of caves and shelters. Many transcriptions of scenes from everyday life, from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. Adventure path for children. "Prehistoric" activities : flint shaping, painting, fire creation, lance throwing in July and August. Nature trail. Picnic area.


The Conquil - Troglodyte site (for the family)
Le Conquil, 24290 Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère
Website - tel : 05 53 51 29 03.
Entrance price includes a visit to a cave site and the Dinosaur park: €8 / 3 to 10 years old: €5.80. Shows about prehistory every day except Saturday: €2.
Open daily from April through October.
April through August: 10 a.m. 7:30 p.m. ;
September and October: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In a natural and wild environment, this cave site is rich in fortified and developed habitats. The Conquil is 3 sites in 1, it includes the Dinosaur Park and a ropes course in the trees. Entertainment for the whole family. Picnic area.


La Roque Saint Christophe
24620 Peyzac-Le-Moustier
Website - tel : 05 53 50 70 45.
Full price / reduced price: €8.50 / €6.50 / 5 to 16 years old: €4.50. Free for children under 5 years old.
Open daily.
January: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;
February, March and October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ;
April, May, June and September: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ;
July and August: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ;
November and December: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In the Roque Saint Christophe cliff, 1 kilometer long and 80 meters high, are carved many shelters and long air terraces. Occupied by man during the Middle Paleolithic era, the site was subsequently modified into a fort and troglodyte city from the Middle Ages to the end of the Renaissance.


The Regourdou (for the family)
24290 Montignac
Website - tel : 05 53 51 81 23.
Price: €6.20 / 6 to 12 years old: €3.50. Free for children under 6 years old.
Open daily.
From February through June and September through November: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ;
July and August: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed in December and January.

800 meters from the Lascaux caves. Ideal for understanding the different periods of occupation of the valley. Fun exhibit/activity on bears. Entertainment. Picnic area, snack bar.


Préhisto Parc (for the family)

La Faure Reignac, 24620 Tursac
Website - tel : 05 53 50 73 19.
Full price / reduced price: €7 / €5.50 / 6 to 10 years old: €3.50. Free for children under 6 years old.
Open daily.
February, March, October and November: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ;
April, May, June and September: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ;
July and August: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Reconstitution of full-scale scenes of everyday life for Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon humans (trapping mammoths, camp life, bear hunting, spear fishing ...), including videos retracing their lives. Activities and workshops for children and adults. Specialty boutique and educational book store.

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