The oldest graffiti in the world
The Vézère valley contains 147 prehistoric sites dating from the Paleolithic era, including 25 decorated caves, which are some of the most splendid of their kind in the world. The most famous one, Lascaux is now off-limits to the public to prevent deterioration, but it is still possible to visit the caves of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac and Roc de Saint-Cirq (also known as the Sorcerer’s Cave). The caves are famous for their colourful prehistoric graffiti and important ethnological and anthropological finds. Also in the area is La Roque Gageac, officially classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The narrow cobbled streets, laid out in ramps and terraces give access to the troglodyte dwellings carved into the cliff.