Proumeyssac chasm – Les Eyzies – Le Bugue – Limeuil

Called “Cathedral of crystal” for its immense underground vault decorated with a multitude of concretions, the Proumeyssac chasm is the largest cavity in the Périgord.

In the heart of the Vézère valley, 21km from the town of Sarlat, Les Eyzies offers an unimaginable succession of caves and prehistoric sites, in an impressive setting of cliffs.

Crossed by the Vézère river, Le Bugue is arranged in an amphitheater on the slope of a rich hill. The village has been famous for more than 8 centuries for its market which is held on Tuesday morning.

At the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère rivers, Limeuil knew the torments of the Viking invasions and the Hundred Years War, of which only the three fortified gates can still testify. A former port with intense commercial activity, the medieval village with its stone houses and brown tile roofs typical of the Périgord Noir is a charming and refreshing stopover.