Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère

Halfway between Lascaux and Les Eyzies, this former flourishing port on the River Vézère is situated in countryside that is typical of the Périgord. The village is well guarded by its castles – the Manoir de la Salle at the entrance to the village, Château de Clérans above the river and Château de Chabans, jewel of the Côte de Jor – and is proud to host the Music Festival of the Périgord Noir in its beautiful 12C Romanesque church.

+ d'infos : www.saint-leon-sur-vezere.fr

Information : Lascaux vallée Vézère Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)5 53 51 82 60


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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Centre d’Etude et de méditation bouddhistes (Buddhist study and meditation centre)
  • Château de Chabans
  • Romanesque church
  • Parc préhistorique de loisirs du Conquil (Dinosaur park, cave dwellers’ site and fossil museum)

Themes

  • Abbeys and churches : 12C Romanesque church, the expiatory chapel
  • By the waterside : The river Vézère
  • Castles and ramparts : Manoir de la Salle (14C), Château de Clérans (16C), Château de Chabans (14C to 17C)