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Visit Plazac (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France)

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Plazac is situated in the heart of the Dordogne department, in the prehistoric Vézère Valley between Les Eyzies and Montignac. Although it is only a tiny village, if you are in the vicinity its worth a visit as it is very pretty.

Exploring Plazac

Upon arriving in the village, parking is on a steep slope.  Beyond the parking area the village continues to slope upwards towards the church at the top of the hill.

Below the church is the traditional village hall supported by round stone pillars and a lovely paved area, gardened on either side and leading up to the church. The church itself dates back to the 13th century (with 17th century modifications) and around its outside edges there is an old well and a frescoe on an outside wall (this is unusual to see these outside).

Note: the inhabitants of Plazac gave shelter to the inhabitants of one of the villages in Alsace which suffered heavy fighting in the second world war. In thanks the residents of Binderheim built a garden and fountain in Plazac.

There is also a restaurant here and a small grocery store.

Attractions close to Plazac

There are numerous attractions in the heart of the Dordogne and Vezere Valley within easy reach of Plazac - prehistoric caves such as Lascaux, historic towns such as Sarlat, and a great deal of fine scenery. Just a few kilometres from Plazac, Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere is another very pretty village.

You can find more travel ideas in the Dordogne guide and the Aquitaine guide.

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Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere

Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere

In the heart of the UNESCO listed Vézère Valley, the village of Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère is one of the loveliest in the Dordogne

Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere guide
La-Roque-Saint-Christophe

La-Roque-Saint-Christophe

The prehistoric dwellings built in the cliffs at La Roque-Saint-Christophe are one of the most extensive of their type in France

La-Roque-Saint-Christophe guide
Grotte de Rouffignac

Grotte de Rouffignac

The Grotte de Rouffignac contains engravings and drawings of more than 100 mammoths

Grotte de Rouffignac guide
Chateau de Losse

Chateau de Losse

Close to Montignac, the Chateau de Losse is an interesting castle that also has very pretty gardens

Chateau de Losse guide
Laugerie-Basse

Laugerie-Basse

Laugerie Basse is a prehistoric shelter in the Vezere Valley in the Dordogne

Laugerie-Basse guide
The Grotte du Grand Roc

The Grotte du Grand Roc

The Grotte du Grand Roc is a beautiful natural cave system in the Dordogne.

The Grotte du Grand Roc guide

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Address: Plazac, Montignac, Sarlat-la-Canéda, Aquitaine, 24580, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 45.035833, longitude 1.040278

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