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Escape back into prehistory "on the trail of Lascaux Man"

Lascaux

Fancy a short break that is also informative? Come and meet Cro-Magnon and his friends, in Périgord Noir at the heart of the Vallée de l’Homme.

Also so-named due to the significant number of pre-historic grottos and sites, the Vézère Valley is globally famous for the famous decorated grotto of Lascaux, although there are significantly more treasures in this area which are also worth a visit.

Lascaux IV and the Montignac-Lascaux International Centre for Parietal Art (CIAP, photo above) opened to the public on 15 December. This incredible reconstruction offers an immersive visit where the atmosphere of the original cave has been recreated. Your "tour companion" is a connected device which adapts the tour to the user's age, language and any disabilities. A touching sensory journey guaranteed!

See also : the National Museum of Pre-history in Eyzies-de-Tayac, where reconstructions of animals and humans and 18,000 assembled items will allow you to discover the history of humanity, while the Roque Saint-Christophe, a pre-historic shelter, provides countless evidence for its function as a dwelling place over the centuries.

As for the essentials, you can get a room in 2- or 3-star hotels, as well as dinners, lunch-time picnics and detailed information with a tourist map.

Enough for a true break from the daily grind, don’t you think?!

Prices: 3 days/2 nights - €265 per person in a double room, full board (picnic lunch).

Valid dates: from Easter to All Saints' Day 2017.

www.rando.dordogne.fr (External link)