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France - - Lascaux -

GET­TING THERE

By air: The near­est air­ports are Berg­erac (1hr by road) and Brive-la-gail­larde (45min).

By rail: The jour­ney from Lon­don via Paris to Brive-la-gail­larde takes from 7hr 30min with fares start­ing from £118.50 one way (tel: 0844 848 5848, voy­ages-sncf.com).

By road: Mon­tignac is around 8hr from the north­ern ports. For Lascaux, leave the A89 au­toroute at exit 17, which is marked ‘Mon­tignac-lascaux’. WHERE TO STAY Hostel­lerie La Roseraie 11 Place d’armes 24290 Mon­tignac Tel: (Fr) 5 53 50 53 92 laroseraie-ho­tel.com Dou­bles from €95. Lo­gis Hô­tel Le Lascaux 109 Av­enue Jean Jau­rès 24290 Mon­tignac Tel: (Fr) 5 53 51 82 81 ho­tel-lascaux.jimdo.com Dou­bles from €63. WHERE TO EAT Le 4 La­coste 24290 Mon­tignac Tel: (Fr) 5 53 51 86 92 Hearty lo­cal fare served in a charm­ing set­ting. Menus from €24. Aux Berges de la Vézère Place Tourny 24290 Mon­tignac Tel: (Fr) 5 53 50 56 31 restau­rant-mon­tignac.fr Tasty lo­cal and clas­sic French dishes served in a con­tem­po­rary set­ting. Choose a ta­ble on the ter­race which over­looks the idyl­lic River Vézère. Mains from €14.

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