Further Afield Les Eyzieshttp://www.lascaux-dordogne.com/ The Vézère Valley also known as the Valley of Man is renowned for the extraordinary concentration of prehistoric sites. Fourteen of them achieved Unesco World Heritage site accreditation in 1979. Others such as the Regourdou, Bara-Bahau and Castel Merle are classified historical monuments. Lascaux https://www.lascaux.fr/fr Lascaux is famous for its Palaeolithic cave paintings of exceptional quality, size, sophistication. Estimated to be up to 20,000 years old, the paintings consist primarily of large animals, once native to the region. Font de Gaumehttp://font-de-gaume.monuments-nationaux.fr/ The cave contains prehistoric polychrome cave paintings and engravings dating to the Magdalenian period. Access to Font de Gaume is strictly regulated to protect the painting, which are the last significant works that can be accessed directly by the public. Reservations need to be made at the ticket office for the day of access. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Belvèshttp://www.belves-en-perigord.com/# One of the "most beautiful villages in France", Belvès has experienced a turbulent history. Today you can visit troglodyte dwellings occupied until the 18th century, ramparts, covered market, towers and steeples of the medieval period, mansions and important houses, as well as the impressive church. Easily combined with a trip to Monpazier. Monpazierhttp://www.monpazier.fr/ One of the "most beautiful villages in France", Monpazier is a 13th century Bastide. The town is considered to be the 13th century "new city template" with the perfect orthogonal layout. Monpazier influenced the style of some of France's greatest architects (Viollet-le-Duc, le Corbusier). Rocamadourhttps://www.vallee-dordogne.com/rocamadour The sacred city is built into to the cliff in a superimposition of houses and chapels that tumble down the hillside from the castle that crowns the village to the Alzou metres below. On the way to Santiago de Compostela, the Basilica of Saint-Sauveur and the Crypt Saint-Amadou are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There is a lift to take you to the top, alternatively the walk up through the gardens is not too demanding. La Gouffre de Padirachttp://www.gouffre-de-padirac.com/ The Gouffre of Padirac is the monumental entrance of a natural cavity with a dimension of approximately 35 metres in diameter. At the bottom of this chasm, at 103 metres deep, an underground river has sculpted out a subterranean network of more than 40 kilometres. Martel http://www.martel.fr/ An interesting village with a violent past. It has an authentic market, good restaurants, an impressive painted church and a tourist steam train, the Truffadou (due to its importance in the truffle trade), which provides great views of the Dordogne valley. Cadouinhttps://www.amisdecadouin.com/ The Cistercian abbey of Cadouin, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a masterpiece of religious architecture in Périgord. The cloisters are very impressive, richly carved and full of symbolism. Périgueuxhttp://www.tourisme-perigueux.fr/ The city offers tourists a historical heritage Gallo-Roman, medieval and Renaissance. Recognized as a city of art and history, Périgueux has 44 listed historic monuments. Saint-Front Cathedral is a magnificent example of Byzantine architecture, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bergerac and the vineyards of Bergerac https://www.pays-bergerac-tourisme.com/fr The medieval town made famous by Cyrano de Bergerac, the centre remains mainly unspoiled. Bergerac regroups 8 wines produced in the surrounding area : Bergerac, Côtes de Bergerac, Monbazillac, Pécharment, Montravel, Rosette, Saussignac and Côtes de Duras The Cahors Wine Routehttp://www.tourisme-cahors.fr/ For lovers of Malbec, a picturesque drive along the Lot valley with wine tasting.