Full day tour to Lascaux brand new International center, discovering the UNESCO sites of the Vezere Valley
A journey in Dordogne is a journey back in the past. And which past: Prehistoric times!
I will make sure you experience the best of Perigord culture and history with the benefit of a tailor-made programme. While driving along the Unesco site of the Vezere Valley, focus on the conditions of existence of Cro-Magnon, his everyday life and the numerous tracks remaining nowadays.
As a highlight of the day, we will spend time discovering the new Lascaux International Center for cave paintings(opened on Dec. 2016)an outstanding replica of most paintings of the original cave. Experience the best technology to fully understand the "how" and try to answer the "why" of those 20 000 years old paintings.
Enjoy lunch in a charming village along the Vezere, for either a gourmet menu or a local products experience. In the afternoon, stop pictures along Maison Forte de Reignac, Grand Roc dwellings, a stroll in Les Eyzies "Capital of Prehistoric Times"or Rouffignac cave.
I remain flexible to adapt on site.
-Leave your place at 8. 00am. with our private driver to reach Lascaux(180 kms/110 miles from Bordeaux).
-Lascaux International center visit : 2 hours included 1 hour guided tour in the complete facsimile of the original cave and 1 hour in the different exhibition rooms for a unique experience in the heart of Prehistoric art secrets thanks to high technology tools! Boutique and catering on site.
-Drive along the Vezere river in direction to Les Eyzies, capital of Prehistory : 25kms
through charming villages such as St Léon Sur Vézère known as « One of the most beautiful villages in France", where we can stop for a lunch break, and enjoy old stones houses and crafters skills.
On the way we can admire cave dwellings : La Roque St Christophe , Maison Forte de Reignac, La Madeleine, Grand Roc and choose to visit one of them (according to availabilities).
Option to stop at a Foie gras producer shop
Les Eyzies walking path along the cliff
-5. 00pm: departure back to your place (180 kms/110 miles from Bordeaux)
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 10 hours
About 6 hours is dedicated to Dordogne on this tour, the length of the journey can be 2 hours one way from Bordeaux.
In the season, there are many visitors on site.
Please be sure I will make the best to enter the caves or museum you want to see, but it is never guaranteed.
The earlier the better, so please ask for whatever you would like upon booking.
Transportation in a high-standard vehicle (berline or a van, according to the number of passengers and availabilities) equipped with air-conditionning
1 bottle of water per person
Details : few places to seat during the visit of Lascaux
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euro - Lunch break
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a private car and driver.