Culture

Castles
Château de Hautefort (1Km). This 17th. century castle is famous for its architecture and splendid French and English gardens. It is listed as one of the most beautiful castles of France. The castle and its gardens are open to the public.
www.chateau-hautefort.com

Museums
Musée de Médecine in Hautefort (1 Km) with a reconstruction of an old hospital ward from the 17th. century.

Caves
The caves of Lascaux (25 Km) with the famous Magdalénien drawings, 17.000 years old. In 1963 the original cave was closed down to protect the cave paintings from further damage caused by the number of visitors. An exact copy of the cave, which is open to the public, has been reconstructed only 200 m away from the original.
www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/fr

Towns and villages
Périgueux (45 Km), the former prehistoric settlement Perigeum on the banks of the river Isle, is now the capital of the department Dordogne. Today Périgueux is a vibrant city with a medieval character. You can visit the 12th. century cathedral St. Front, Vesunna (a Roman excavation with a museum built around it) the Musée Militaire, and the Musée du Périgord.
www.tourisme-perigueux.fr
Les Eyzies (45 Km) is primarily known as the capital of prehistoric man. The remains of Cro-Magnon man were excavated here. In the Musée de la Site you can find a reconstruction of this event as well as many other objects which have been found in the valley of the Vézère.
www.leseyzies.com
The old fortified village of Sarlat (55 Km) is full of majestic mansions from the 15th., 16th., 17th. and 18th. centuries. The history of this old town goes back to the Gallo-Roman era. Musée de Mirepoises offers you the opportunity to look inside a 16th. century mansion.
www.sarlat-tourisme.com
Rocamadour (90 Km) is a collection of old houses and chapels on the top of a rock towering 150 m above the valley of the Alzou. The village is well-known for its location and the pilgrimages to the Black Mary.
www.rocamadour.com