The ancient architecture of Montignac gives this nearby town character and intrigue. You must visit to see the caves of Lascaux, one of the most renowned archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Montignac also has lively local markets which are a lot of fun for the family.
St Léon, DordogneSite code: DR017
Nearest River: La Vézère - Direct Access
Nearest Town: Montignac 10km
- Sarlat: 24km
- Domme: 35km
- Beynac: 35km
- Belvès: 46km
- Rocamadour: 78km
- Cahors: 98km
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Maison Forte de Reignac, just 10 minutes away, is one of the most mysterious of all the castles in the Perigord. It is built into the cliff and is home to dungeons and gruesome artefacts. Not for the faint hearted and the walking is quite strenuous.
One of the most remarkable natural features on the doorstep of the parc is La Roque St Christophe. It is a limestone wall half a mile long, which has been eroded and turned into a citadel in the Middle Ages, and is now protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
In Le Bugue you will find L’Aquarium du Périgord Nord. The aquarium has 200 metres of pools, some you can lean into and touch the fish, and in others you can see divers feeding the animals.
There are a whole host of attractions near this parc, which are perfect for family days out. All the variety you could ask for can be found at Jacquou parc- rollercoasters, waterslides, animals and more!
To see an impressive man made structure visit Château de Hautefort located in the north west of the region, on the borders of Limousin and Dordogne. This château is one of the most grand and imposing castles of the Dordogne. It is quite an extensive building so you can easily spend half a day here taking in the period features, the fine furniture and lovely gardens.
If you are fascinated by caves then be prepared to be blown away at Gouffre de Proumeyssac, which is known as the cathedral of crystal. It is an amazing display of crystallisations accompanied by a spectacular light and music show.