Land of Stones Panoramic Road Itinerary
Take a journey through the Land of Stones Panoramic Road, beginning in Terrasson Lavilledieu and ending in Belcastel in France. Along the way, you'll pass through Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil and Sarlat la Caneda. This 106km journey is best experienced during the summer months, when you can take in the historical sites, stunning landscapes and quaint towns. The roads are mostly in good condition, though some parts may be narrow - so take care.
The Land of Stones Panoramic Road offers a unique journey that will stay with you for a lifetime. Suitable for all levels of driver, you can enjoy this trip on a moderate budget. So, start your engine and prepare to be amazed by the Land of Stones Panoramic Road.
Distance 106 km
Driving time 2.4 h
Terrasson Lavilledieu is an ideal starting point for the "Land of Stones Panoramic Road" road trip. This charming town in the heart of the Dordogne region of France is a great place to begin your exploration of the area.
On the edge of the Vézère river, the town is known for its old stone buildings, cobblestone streets, and lush greenery. Take a stroll along the river and admire the many historic monuments, including the 12th century Château de Puyguilhem and the 18th century Église Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption. For stunning views, head to the lookout point at the top of the hill.
The nearby Lascaux IV International Center of Parietal Art is a must-see for art lovers, featuring replicas of the iconic Lascaux cave paintings. Other popular attractions include the nearby Château de Hautefort and the Prehistory Park in Terrasson.
Terrasson Lavilledieu is a great starting point for a road trip. The closest international airport is Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne Airport (BVE), which is located approximately 25km away. Car rental services are available at the airport, making it easy to get around the area.
Start your journey in Terrasson Lavilledieu and take advantage of the many attractions in this vibrant town and the surrounding region. With so much to explore, the "Land of Stones Panoramic Road" is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
- Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil
Distance 40 km
Driving time 0.9 h
Start your road trip in Terrasson Lavilledieu, France, and take a 40 km drive to Montignac, where you can explore the Lascaux Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the scenic route, with its narrow sections and stunning views of the countryside. As you continue your journey, you will come across the Château de Losse, one of the oldest and most impressive castles in the region. Finally, you will arrive in Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil, where you can explore the National Prehistory Museum. This journey is part of a larger tour, and more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route can be found in the "Itinerary" of this stage. With a driving time of fewer than 1 hour, you will be able to enjoy all of these amazing sites in no time!
Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil
- Sarlat la Caneda
Distance 20 km
Driving time 0.4 h
Are you ready for an amazing road trip experience? Get ready to explore the beautiful region of Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil, France and its neighboring city Sarlat la Caneda! This 20 km journey will take you less than an hour to complete, so you can make the most of your time and enjoy the sights.
As you drive through the countryside, you'll be surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills. You'll also pass by some of the region's most historical sites, from ancient castles to old churches. Make sure to take some time to admire the stunning views of the countryside.
Once you reach Sarlat la Caneda, you'll be able to explore the city's many attractions. From the beautiful architecture to the vibrant nightlife, there's something for everyone. Be sure to check out the city's many markets and restaurants, as well as its unique museums.
No matter what your interests are, you're sure to find something to enjoy in this part of France. Don't forget to take advantage of all the amazing accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the way. For more information, be sure to check the Itinerary of this stage.
So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to explore the beautiful region of Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil and Sarlat la Caneda!
Sarlat la Caneda
Distance 45 km
Driving time 1.1 h
Embark on an unforgettable road trip from Sarlat la Caneda to Belcastel, passing through Souillac! This 45km journey will take you less than 2 hours, but don’t worry, there’s plenty to see and do. Start your journey in Sarlat la Caneda, a picturesque town known for its cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses, and vibrant markets. Then, make your way to Souillac, a charming village with a 12th-century chateau, a beautiful Romanesque church, and a lively Saturday market. Finally, end your journey in Belcastel, a stunning medieval village perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Aveyron River. Along the way, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the French countryside, including rolling hills, vineyards, and quaint villages. Be sure to keep an eye out for narrow sections of the road, as you don’t want to miss any of the sights! For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the “Itinerary” of this stage. Bon voyage!
Belcastel is a small commune in the south-west of France, located in the Aveyron department of Occitania. It is the perfect destination to end a road trip known as “The Land of Stones Panoramic Road”.
Belcastel is a unique town, with its old castle, cobbled streets, and its breathtaking views of the Lot River. The castle of Belcastel dates back to the 12th century, and is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval castles in the area. You can take a guided tour of the castle and its grounds to learn more about its history.
The town of Belcastel is home to many delightful restaurants, bakeries, and shops. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the streets and taste the local delicacies. There are also several scenic hiking trails in the area, such as the trail to the Cirque de Navacelles.
For those coming from abroad, the closest international airport is Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport (MPL), located about two hours away.
End your road trip at Belcastel and discover its hidden gems. With its old castle, cobbled streets, and stunning views of the Lot River, Belcastel is a unique destination that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Land of Stones Panoramic Road at a glance
Périgueux-Bassillac Airport (PGX),
Bergerac-Roumanière Airport (EGC)
When to drive:
May, June, July, August, September, October
More info you can find in the "Itinerary" section at each stage.