The Vezere valley, also known as the 'Valley of Man' or 'Valley of Prehistory', is home to many troglodytic sites where Neanderthal man and then Cro-Magnon man lived. These are mainly located between Les Eyzies and Montignac (Lascaux).
Five routes are proposed by Canoe 24 to discover it, from the smallest one, about ½ hour to the day trip, about 26kms with the crossing of the village of Eyzies at the end of each route. You can also leave for 2 or 3 days from Montignac to Limeuil (about 50kms) where the Vézère river flows into the Dordogne.
It is a quiet class 1 river which allows everyone to discover it by canoe kayak or stand up paddle and enjoy a good moment of plenitude by its tranquility and its wild side.
On the course Tursac - Les Eyzies, for example, you will have no contact with the road network, only nature. You will be able to see birds of prey, fish if the river level is low and maybe the Kingfisher.
It is in spring that the river is at its most beautiful with the white flowers of the water buttercup on which you can see many dragonflies. The singing birds will accompany you along the descent and will bring you a total escape.
The richness and the number of sites present in the valley allows you, on one day, to combine a visit with a canoe trip (rather after the visit). You can also choose to leave for the day, whatever your itinerary, and take your picnic to enjoy your outing and a swim, depending on the season...
We will be happy to welcome you on our Canoe 24 base, the only one downstream from Les Eyzies, to give you the best advice so that you can make the most of your trip.
It is recommended to book, mainly in July and August, so you will know what time to arrive and this allows us to manage the departures in the best way to satisfy you.
See you soon,
Jack, Canoe 24