Caves & Castles

Small Group

Guided Archaeology Tours

Vezere Valley

Dordogne, France

Steve & Judie Burman												              Les Bories, 24290 Valojoulx France                                      Tel: 0033 (0) 553 503121



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Caves & Castles Guided Archaeology Tours

Lascaux Dordogne France

Lascaux 4 IS OPEN!

Lascaux 4 : Font de Gaume : Rouffignac : Sarlat

Looking for a guided archaeology tour  around the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ in the Vezere Valley?  Want to visit sites such as Lascaux 4, Pech Merle, Rouffignac and Sarlat?  A small group tour with your own guide/interpreter with no planning to think about?  

Then our guided archaeology tours could be just right for you! And you get great value because you book direct.

“My father had long wanted to see the caves in the Vezere Valley. When I thought about planning the trip it seemed impossible, the driving, finding places, booking tickets, where would we stay, where would we eat?” Then I found your website - and there it all was, your Guided Archaeology Tour was exactly what I needed! And good value too.”

On our Cave Art & Castles Tour, you are based in the medieval town of Montignac-sur-Vezere, 10 minutes from Lascaux and near many other sites. Your Tour includes visits to Lascaux II* and Lascaux 4, Font de Gaume*, Grotte de Rouffignac, Grotte de Cougnac and lots more too. We also offer Custom Tours, contact us for further information.

Professional English-speaking guide…

Your guide is professional archaeologist and medieval historian Steve Burman. He will guide, enlighten and interpret as you discover the historical and archaeological sites with him. Says bilingual Steve:

“The Vezere Valley in the Dordogne is known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’.  Why? Because 30,000 years ago it was all happening right here in the home of our ancestors the Neanderthals and Cro Magnons.

They left so much evidence around you can really get close to your ancestors and see some of the greatest art masterpieces in the world!”

Later on in the Middle Ages, great characters and events all left their marks on the surroundings in the form of:

Our Guided Archaeology Tours take in some of the best France - and the world - has to offer

Just follow the links to find out more – about us, about the area, about our holidays.  If you want to know something we’ve not covered – just contact us and we’ll get back to you.

Take a look at our holidays....
Cave Art Tour

Custom Tours

Day Tours

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there’s something for everyone in the Vezere Valley!

*Subject to availablity

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A New Year




 Staying in the area?

How about a  

Day Tour?

Steve ‘sets the scene’ before a visit to Font de Gaume Caves & Castles Guided Archaeology Tours Lascaux Dordogne France The Chinese Horse Caves & Castles Guided Archaeology Tours Lascaux Dordogne France Font de Gaume Caves & Castles Guided Archaeology Tours Lascaux Dordogne France Licking Bison La Madeleine

Just one of the extraordinary exhibits at the National Museum of Prehistory

Special Interest Tours

Caves and Castles are members of Slow Travel Tours, an informal affiliation of small-group tour operators who offer personalised trips in France, Italy and other European countries.  Check out our Slow Travel Tour blog to find out more about the various Tours available.

See the Chinese horse at

Lascaux II