We have included the entire Dordogne area along with its river.
Let’s start our tour underground, in caves featuring concretions and prehistoric rock paintings. Well-renowned sites are dotted all over the Vézère valley, also known as the Valley of Humankind, from Roque Saint-Christophe to Lascaux.
On your way back up, take in the truffle farms: follow your nose to check out the gourmet riches of Périgord. The key words are: local specialities, authenticity and art de vivre.
Visit the villages and bastides (medieval villages), then carry on up to the hilltop châteaux, some of which have remarkable gardens. How about a hot-air balloon ride to take it all in?
|• By train :
Périgueux railway station
from Paris-Austerlitz via Limoges (journey time
: 3½ to 4½ hrs) and high-speed trains from Paris-
Montparnasse, via Libourne (journey time 3½ to 4 hrs
4 hrs).Tél. : 36 35
The Bordeaux-Bergerac-Sarlat railway line stops at
|• By plane :
5 airlines serving 12 destinations (including London).
Tél. +33 (0)5 53 22 25 25
www.bergerac.aeroport.frAéroport de Périgueux
2 direct flights per day between Périgueux and Paris-Orly Airport from Monday to Friday.
Tél : +33 (0)5 53 02 79 79
|• By road :
From Paris : A10, A20, A89
From Lyon : A89
From Toulouse : A20, A89
From Clermont-Ferrand : A89