|A canoe trip on the Vézère river passes by high rocky |
cliffs and large rock ledges.
The Vézère Valley is sometimes called la Vallée de l'Homme —Valley of Man. This area of the Dordogne has nearly 150 prehistoric sites, 14 of which are registered UNESCO World Heritage sites.
|Our friends approach Pont du Moustier on the Vézère river.|
Our route passes by prehistoric sites including La Roque Saint-Christophe, Maison Forte de Reignac and La Madeleine. Along the way, enormous rock ledges and tiny waterfalls dot the edges of the winding river.
|Pont de Tursac on the Vézère river|
|A small waterfall on the shore of the Vézère river|
|Village de La Madeleine on the Vézère river|
If you aren't too tired after your trip down river, visit Musée National de Préhistoire in Les Eyzies. One of the most renown museums of prehistory, the architecturally stunning museum displays tools, art and artifacts from 400,000 BC to 10,000 BC.
|An ancient ancestor greets visitors to Musée National |
de Préhistoire in Les Eyzies.
|The terrace of the Musée National de Préhistoire, as photographed on a 2012 visit|