The Vézère Valley owes its name to the river that runs through. Rising over 200km away in the Massif Central, the narrow and unspoilt Vézère River flows alongside limestone cliffs covered by chestnut and holm oak forests and passes through pretty villages such as Montignac, Les Eyzies, Le Bugue and Limeuil - its confluence with the Dordogne River. But the Vézère valley is most famous for its testimony to early settlements, from prehistory, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period, to present day. Our walking holiday in the Dordogne retraces the steps of mankind along the riverbank, exploring troglodyte villages and prehistoric caves. Many sites in the Vézère valley are a UNESCO listed site, such is their prehistoric importance, so travel back in time and walk in the footsteps of our ancestors for a fascinating and remarkable walking holiday.