Vallée de la Vézère

Vézère Valley


The Vézère river is 190km long, from its source in the north-western Massif Central until it meets the Dordogne River. It flows south-west through the départements Corrèze and Dordogne. The river flows through Cretacious limestone for the last 40 km before it meets the Dordogne. In this area the erosion formed vutually thousands of cliff faces, abris (rock dhelters) and caves. This area was also ice free during the ice ages, part of an corridor between the glaciers on northern Europe and the glaciers of the Alps. It was an ideal area for stone age man, offered shelter, fresh water, prey, and even deep caves for cultic reasons. The result is a wealth of stone age remains, including many artworks like paintings, engravings, reliefs, and carved ivory. Center is the small town Les Eyzies de Tayac.


Sights of This Région

 Grotte de Bara-Bahau |  Grottes de Bernifal |  Abri Préhistorique du Cap Blanc |  Grottes de Carpe Diem |  Roc de Cazelle |  Grotte des Combarelles |  Abri de Cro-Magnon |  La Ferrassie |  Grotte de Font-de-Gaume |  Grotte du Grand Roc |  Grotte de Lascaux |  Abri de Laugerie-Haute |  Musée National de Préhistoire |  Abri la Madelene |  Maison Forte de Reignac |  La Micoque |  Abri du Moustier |  Abri Pataud |  Abri du Poisson |  Gouffre de Proumeyssac |  Grotte de Regourdou |  Abri Reverdit |  Grotte de Roque St Christophe |  Grotte du Sorcier |  Préhisto Parc |  Le Thot

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