History here stretches back 200 million years, when a giant meteorite struck the earth where Rochechouart (15 minutes) now stands.
There is a Museum of Neanderthal Man at La Chapelle aux Saints in the Correze.
At Grotte de Villars (40 minutes) take a guided tour of the caves and see the prehistoric paintings of horses & bison made 17,000 years ago.
Explore the Roman influence on the architecture in the area and at Chassenon (20 minutes) visit the Thermal Baths dating from the 1st century. Discover the many beautiful churches, abbeys and chateaux which grew up over the following centuries.
Follow the route of Richard the Lionheart, visiting the fortresses and castles along the way, ending at Chalus Chabrol (15 minutes) where he was fatally wounded in 1199.