9 Things to Do in Montignac That You Shouldn't Miss

August 20, 2017 Chanda Heide

Discover the best top things to do in Montignac, France including Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art (Lascaux IV), Lascaux II, chateau de Sauveboeuf, Eglise Saint-Leon, Le Conquil, Office de Tourisme Lascaux-Dordogne, La Ferme de Manestrugeas, Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, Office Du Tourisme de St Leon sur Vezere.
Restaurants in Montignac

1. Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art (Lascaux IV)

Avenue de Lascaux | Lascaux, 24290, Montignac, France +33 5 53 50 99 10
Excellent
48%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 978 reviews

Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art (Lascaux IV)

For the first time, all of Lascaux is revealed. A complete new replica retraces the discovery of the famous decorated cave. But that’s not the end of the adventure: the entire site inquires into the position that Lascaux occupies in cave art and its relation to contemporary creation.

Reviewed By Sylviane D - New York City, New York

My son and I went to see Lascaux IV, the recently open Lascaux reproduction of the entire orignal cave. In order to prepare the visit, I called ahead and talked to their info desk. The person was extremely friendly and helpful. The Lascaux website is...MoreThank you very much for your complete review ! We're glad you enjoyed it.

2. Lascaux II

24290, Montignac, France +33 5 53 51 95 03
Excellent
40%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Lascaux II

Lascaux II is the facsimile of the original cave. It is an exact copy of the 2 main halls of Lascaux, closed to the public in 1963. It contains 90% of the paintings of Lascaux. The Lascaux II tour is guided and lasts 40 minutes.

Reviewed By CAAbcfc - Zurich, Switzerland

The whole experience was spellbinding. It's a very special place. We had booked our tour and an English speaking guide by e-ticket in advance and he spoke clearly, took care with the participants and described all aspects of the geography, discovery and factors surrounding the...MoreThank you very much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed it.

3. chateau de Sauveboeuf

Montignac, France +33 5 53 51 89 46
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

chateau de Sauveboeuf

Reviewed By GarB1 - London, United Kingdom

The owner of this private château, Claude Douce, was a famous advertising boss and apparently coined the line "Because I'm worth it" for L'Oréal and at the end of the tour you get to see/hear about his career. But he has a fanatical interest in prehistory and restored this medieval château both to show its history off but also his huge collection of prehistoric artefacts. We were four visitors, in time for the 11.30 tour (only guided tours), and were able to wander around outside beforehand - it is very prettily situated on the banks of the Vézère. Our guide, a young lady whose name it is my shame not to have taken, was frankly outstanding - informative to the nth detail, smiling, enthusiastic but with a delicious irony so at home in this quirky place. It is not the most famous castle at the centre of French history but nevertheless touches important moments in that history and has a story all its own. It was rather nice as we went from room to room (where you can sit on the furniture!) to see the owner wandering round looking for his coffee-mug. This is eclecticism incarnate - where else can you see one of only five known Pharaonic ceremonial flint knives alongside a mammoth's molar, exquisite Roman glass and medieval wood-carvings? The pièce de résistance is the owner's cabinet of curiosities at the end. We just did the castle tour and I am going back shortly to do the museum which, we were told, is a cornucopia of prehistoric objects, doubtless at home in this valley which is itself the cradle of European prehistory. The visit made our day but you have to like "wacky"!

4. Eglise Saint-Leon

24290 Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere, Montignac, France
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Eglise Saint-Leon

Reviewed By David H - Bury, United Kingdom

The church is situated down a back road in the village, and easy to miss unless you take a walk around the streets.
Unusual design, and very dark inside, with little decoration. However, its simplicity is also its beauty, and the thick stone walls make it a very peaceful spot to sit and meditate.

5. Le Conquil

Lieu Dit le Conquil, 24290 Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere, Montignac, France +33 5 53 51 29 03
Excellent
26%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4 based on 119 reviews

Le Conquil

Reviewed By travellingbuzz - Auckland Central, New Zealand

To be honest I didn't expect a huge amou t out of a dinosaur park but it was time for Mr 10 year old to have a choice. It was a lovely say so just to have a walk in the bush was nice and there were dinosaurs hiding there as well. There was a nice activity sheet in English for my son and the lady at the ticket office helped us out in English. The Troglodyte section was interesting but the highlight for us was the rope climbing activity. I was a bit nervous about safety instructions in French but it was clear and we knew what to do. What I was very impressed with was that the instructor stayed with us and watched us all the way through the course. They have three levels of courses for different age groups, sizes and ability. We did the junior - personally I'm not brave enough to do the adults! It was a great day!

6. Office de Tourisme Lascaux-Dordogne

Place Bertrand de Born, 24290, Montignac, France +33 5 53 51 82 60
Excellent
34%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
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Poor
13%
Terrible
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4 based on 52 reviews

Office de Tourisme Lascaux-Dordogne

Lascaux-Dordogne-Vallee Vezere Tourist Office, it’s 4 information desks (Montignac, Les Eyzies, Le Bugue et Rouffignac) and 2 information sites (St-Leon & St-Amand de Coly) located near the most important sites of “Human kind Valley” and also a professional team welcoming and recommending you all year long.

Reviewed By Frankly2Honest - Nanaimo, Canada

The lady behind the desk was very helpful in finding us accommodations for tomorrow at our walking destination. She offered several alternatives and even advised against some that would be too far off our walking route. She even phoned the place we ultimately chose and...MoreDear Frankly, thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure to help you See you soon in Périgord Best Regards The Tourism Info staff

7. La Ferme de Manestrugeas

Lieu Dit Manestrigeas, 24290, Montignac, France +33 6 76 55 83 99
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
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5 based on 9 reviews

La Ferme de Manestrugeas

Reviewed By nico45100 - Orleans, France

Si votre temps d'attente entre l'achat des billets pour Lascaux et la visite du fac-similé de la grotte est important, pourquoi ne pas aller visiter un mardi ou un vendredi cette ferme spécialisée dans la culture de la noix, la production d'huile de noix, de pâtisseries aux noix et de miel. On emprunte quelques petites routes, mais une fois en haut, l'accueil est super chouette, la boutique propose des produits de qualité à des prix intéressants ! Leur huile de noix est particulièrement aromatique et vaut vraiment le détour. Je crois qu'on les retrouve également sur les marchés de Montignac et de Périgueux. Côté gâteaux, ils vendent des petits sachets à 3€ avec des mini tartes aux noix délicieuses !

8. Dhagpo Kagyu Ling

Landrevie, 24290 Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere, Montignac, France +33 5 53 50 70 75
Excellent
73%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
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Poor
9%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Dhagpo Kagyu Ling

Reviewed By Ann G - Paris, France

This magnificent Center and Temple was originally founded in the 1970s by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa.. Many teachings are given throughout the year by High Tibetan Rinpoches.. There is also a beautiful Stupa.. A must visit especially if you are Buddhist .

9. Office Du Tourisme de St Leon sur Vezere

Place Bertran-de-Born, 24290 Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere, Montignac, France +33 5 53 50 73 16
Excellent
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Office Du Tourisme de St Leon sur Vezere

Reviewed By Bob T

This tourist information office is also the admin office for the communal campsite along the river bank. The staff are very helpful and have the full range of brochures and information available to help you enjoy your stay in the area.

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