Holidays near the Vézère Valley
A real jewel of the Périgord, the valley of the Vézère enjoys worldwide fame.
How about going there with family to discover the remains of Prehistory?
“Great river from the Massif Central, the Vézère flows in the Dordogne 211 kilometers further.
To choose the valley of the Vézère for its holidays, it is to stay in the last part of the river whose treasures of Prehistory attract the visitors of the whole world.
Castelwood welcomes you in one of its lodgings to combine cultural visits and relaxation in nature.”
The Vézère valley: discover the emblematic places of prehistory
25 caves, 147 fossil deposits and 14 UNESCO World Heritage sites will be accessible in the Vézère Valley. History lovers will have something to be delighted by the splendid parietal works present in the caves.
Among the many caves accessible, the cave Lascaux remains the most popular. Nicknamed the Sistine Chapel of Prehistory, the replica can be visited: Lascaux IV. To learn more about the first steps of Man, the National Museum of Prehistory Eyzies will perfectly complement the visits to caves. A very good option for children!
Enjoy the Vézère for canoeing
Prehistory is far from the only asset of the Vézère valley. The nature adjoining the river deserves just as much attention. You can go down the Vézère in a canoe to breathe in all the benefits of this lush atmosphere. For a more atypical ride, it is also possible to embark on a gabare, a boat traditionally used for the transport of goods.
The waters of the Vézère are much quieter than those of the Dordogne, this activity will be ideal for you and your children. On board, you can admire the cliffs dotted with caves, but also castles and typical villages. You will be able to interrupt your day with stops in one of the pretty gardens along the river. It’s a promise of a relaxed and fun day out with your family!
A chalet rental to visit the Vézère Valley
After this prehistoric interlude in the Vézère valley, you will enjoy returning to the calmness of Castelwood at the end of the day. As soon as the sun sets, the kilometers traveled will be rewarded by this particular sensation of change of scenery that our property offers. Time now for rest and quiet, what can you ask for more?
Come and discover the jewels of the Vézère valley and book one of our accommodations.
Castelwood gives you the opportunity to visit other typical villages of the Dordogne. After a day in the Vézère Valley, take a detour to Bergerac and Issigeac. The charm will continue to operate …