Highlights of the Dordogne &
Vezere Valleys Shared

The Perfect Way to See the Beautiful Dordogne and Experience Its History

Visit the delightful Beynac and La Roque Gageac villages

Enjoy a guided walk of historical Sarlat

Join us for a boat ride on the Dordogne River

Learn about the historical Cave Art paintings and the Cro-Magnon discovery

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

Trip Details

Prices:

140€ Per Person


When:

From 9:00am to 6:00pm
Mon, Thur Only. Not available in August.
1 April 2018 to 31 Oct 2018


Duration:

9 hours


Trip Style:

Shared Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8.

Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.


Meeting Point:

In Sarlat la Caneda: Pick up Place Pasteur Bus stop.
Hotel pickup not available.
Tour returns at departure point.


Inclusions:

Guided visit of the International Center for Prehistory
Walking tour in Saint Léon sur Vézère village
Guided visit in La Roque St Christophe
Guided visit in Castelnaud Castle
English speaking driver guide
Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
Free WiFi access on board


Exclusions:

Personal insurance & expenses
Meals & drinks
Gratuities for the driver / guide
Entrance fees to monuments and attractions other than mentioned

A Perfect Balance of Beautiful Villages and History

After a visit of the pretty village of Saint Léon sur Vézère, reach La Roque St Christophe, the largest troglodyte cliff in Europe, inhabited by men from Prehistoric times to Renaissance. The cave system is a large prehistoric settlement complex situated about 9 kilometers north of Les Eyzies, in a very scenic and attractive location. The cliff is almost a kilometer in length and

80 meters high and contained an entire prehistoric village above the river itself. It was approximately 55,000 years ago that man first started to inhabit these natural caves.
After the visit, arrive in Les Eyzies for a short stop at the International Center for Prehistory. Here, you will also have time for lunch. End your day with the visit of the mighty castle of Castelnaud. The fortress, overlooking the Dordogne River, was erected to face its rival, Château de Beynac. The oldest documents mentioning it date to the 13th century, when it figured in the

Albigensian Crusade. During the Hundred Years’ War, Castelnaud pledged allegiance to the Plantagenet, whereas the lords of Beynac across the river, to the king of France. In later times it was abandoned until it served as a quarry after the French Revolution. Today the picturesquely restored château houses a much-visited museum of medieval warfare, featuring reconstructions of siege engines such as the trebuchet.

Good to Know

 

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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