Montignac is a pretty historic town on the banks of the Vezere river that is most known for its famous nearby neighbour Lascaux II caves. It is about 20 km from Sarlat and about 40 km from the transport hub of Brive.
The main street of the town dates from the 14th century and has many lovely old stone houses and stores. Perched high above the town on a rocky outcrop is the remains of Chateau de Montignac once an important defensive castle in the area but now a ruin. A beautiful stone arched bridge spans the river. The produce market is held every Wednesday.
Due to its location and the beauty of the town Montignac is a very popular tourist town and receives many visitors every year.