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Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil

Holidays at Les Eyzies de Tayac by tourist office of Dordogne

Les Eyzies, The world capital of the Prehistoric Times

Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil has numerous attractions such as an exceptionally beautiful natural environment, traces of  troglodyte settlements, a unique quality of life, a warm welcome and of course its prehistoric remains.

Men have lived here from time immemorial, during the Paleolithic and Neolithic ages, the Hundred Years War, the agricultural and industrial eras, the time of scientific prehistoric study and now the present period of tourism.

The village has been registered as the ' Capital of the Prehistoric Times' and has developed its tourist Infra-structure during the time of the first archeological discoveries.

From here, the prehistoric times have been built as a science with the names of Peyrony, Lartet, Capitan, and the Abbot Breuil and Glory; the Cro Magnons men had been discovered here, and we have found the world wonders of the Parietal Art: For instance, Font de Gaume  which is the last polychrome  painted cave opened to the public. In les Eyzies, there is the National Museum of the Prehistoric Times as well, it is the reference of the Upper Paleolithic times. And most of the collections come from the sites and mineral deposits of the Vézère Valley which is wealth of the Prehistoric remains.
Since 2010, The Centre d'Accueil de la Préhistoire reinforce this device.

And last but not least, it's at the top of a natural terrace, above the center of the village, that stands the famous Paul Dardé's statue of the Prehistoric Man , symbol of prehistory in Périgord.

Activities for everyone
With your family or friends, you can discover the beautiful corners of this village by following the path of discovery proposed by the Tourist Office (in writing or in digital form thanks to GuidiGO) or work your endurance by traversing the hiking trails starting from the village.
Do you prefer cycling? Mountain bike circuits are proposed from the camping-car area and if you are by normal bikes, some advices are given by tourist office advisor.
Why not discover Les eyzies by boat ? Many canoes bases and for non-sportive, a small boat welcomes you to admire nature and tranquility.
Or on horse-biking ? An equestrain center and poney club are there for a quiet discovery.
enlightenedIts camping-car area
enlightenedThe festival of Bison in August
enlightenedIts railway station (Périgueux-Agen line)
Les Eyzies de tayac, Vallée Vézère
Les Eyzies de tayac, Vallée Vézère


Les Eyzies