Les Eyzies de Tayac… the place your prehistoric ancestors called HOME!

it’s time for YOU to come home…

More than 460.000 years ago our ancestors settled in the lush green Vezere Valley. Today, Les Eyzies de Tayac and the surrounding area is one of the most interesting, fascinating and beautiful places in the world. We invite you to come and see and experience the area around Les Eyzies de Tayac, only then will you understand why our ancestors chose this place as their home.

In and around the town of Les Eyzies de Tayac are a series of prehistoric rock dwellings, the caves include some of the most significant archaeological finds of the Upper Paleolithic (from about 40,000 to10,000 years ago) and Middle Paleolithic (200,000 to 40,000 years ago) periods they are especially noted for their extensive wall drawings. Les Eyzies is ideally situated in the the Vézère valley which contains 147 prehistoric sites dating from the Paleolithic and 25 decorated caves.

Les Eyzies Attractions

Grotte du Sorcier – The Sorcerers cave

The Grotte du Sorcier, also known as the Grotte de Saint-Cirq is one of the rare caves in the world with a prehistoric representation of a human figure.

La Roque St Christophe

These natural cavities were occupied by man in prehistoric times. Later on they were altered and became a fortress and a city in the Middle Ages

Chateau de Commarque

The Beune Valley has been occupied for a very long time. Around Commarque, prehistoric man has left numerous traces of his passage.

Forte de Reignac

Forte de Reignac is a stone’s throw from the Vezere, across from a ford, prehistoric men settled here more than 20.000 years ago

Laugerie Basse

Laugerie Basse's Prehistory dates back 15,000 years, but its History dates back only 130 years, precisely 1863, when Edouard Lartet, an eminent paleontologist, arrived in Les Eyzies

National Prehistoric Museum

The museum features unique archaeological collections chiefly discovered at the most prestigious excavation sites in the Vézère Valley, added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List owing to its many Palaeolithic remains

Font de Gaume

Discovered in 1901 by D. Peyrony, the Cave, 130 m long, contains about 250 paintings. The visitor can only see 30 of them, the most beautiful ones and the best preserved

Abri de Cap Blanc

Tucked away in the Beune Valley a few kilometres from Les Eyzies, the Cap Blanc Prehistoric Centre reveals another aspect of Prehistoric Art Sculpture. Over 15 000 years ago

Les Combarelles

Discovered in 1901 by Louis Capitain Henri Breuil and Denis Peyrony, the engravings of Les Combarelles Cave made a major contribution to the acceptance of parietal art

Outdoor Activities

Adventurous Hikes and Explorations

For the hiker that likes an adventure, and doesn’t mind getting dirty, then these hikes are a MUST!..


more and more people are coming to Les Eyzies and the Vezere Valley for Soul Searching purposes...

8 day Pilgrimage from Les Eyzies to Rocamadour and back

The Pilgrimage from Les Eyzies to Rocamadour and back is a marvelous 8 day hike

Hiking Dordogne from Les Eyzies to Rocamadour

Walking Dordogne has put together a fantastic and stunning 3 day hike from Les Eyzies to Rocamadour

Dordogne Wine Tours of the Bergerac Vineyards

Duck & Truffle specialise in tailor made wine tours to introduce you to the spectacular wines of Bergerac.

Dordogne Hike The 7 Brothers Loop

The 7 Brothers Loop is a classic, scenic Dordogne Hike. It's an easy hike with huge rewards. The hike starts in Les Eyzies de Tayac

Dordogne Cycling tours and bike rentals

The best way to explore the Dordogne Region is by bicycle. Aquitaine Bike’s rent 24-speed Cannondale and 24-speed Trek hybrid/touring bikes

The Trail of Wild Garlic

Trail of the Wild Garlic takes you along ancient trails to numerous Prehistoric caves, shelters, a sacred Prehistoric site, natural springs, stunning views and of course fields of wild Garlic

Forgotten Glory

Forgotten Glory is an exploration hike to a, what was once a small thriving hamlet consisting of about 20 homes and small farms and walled pastures

Mountain Biking around Les Eyzies

Les Eyzies de Tayac, in the heart of the Vezere Valley is without doubt the mountain biking capital of the Dordogne

Hiking the Prehistoric Romans and Medieval Trail

The Beune valley has a lot to show for itself, and it was a prime spot for our Prehistoric Ancestors, evidence of this can be seen at the fantastic ” Cap Blanc”

Hiking Ode to the Neanderthal

This is not just any old hike to a cave, these where the actual roaming grounds of both our Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon ancestors.

Vezere River Canoe Adventure

Hiking, canoeing, horse riding, mountain biking and caving are all on the must do list for visitors wanting to experience the Dordogne

Explore Les Eyzies with Walking Dordogne

Let us take you back, to the places our ancestors called “home” more than 260000 years ago

In the footsteps of Jacques le Croquant

This amazing journey takes you on a real exciting and fascinating journey back in time. You will get to see 5 ORIGINAL illegal ovens still tucked away

Dordogne Towns & Villages


Montignac’s history is linked with the “History of Mankind” as a matter of fact, Montignac was settled as of the paleolithic area

La Roque Gageac

It is believed that the site of La Roque Gageac has been inhabited since Prehistoric times

Beynac and the Chateau of Beynac

Beynac, linked firmly to its past, as to the rock on which it is built, is a magnificent village which has managed to retain all of its medieval charm


Castelnaud, or rather, Castelnau, meaning the “new castle” was founded in the 12th century


Limeuil has been lived on since prehistoric times (various artefacts dating from approximately 10,000 BC have been found)


Sarlat the geographical centre of Périgord-Quercy, is by far the most important tourist site in the region

Le Bugue

Le Bugue offers numerous possibilities to holiday makers: modern sports facilities, excellent restaurants, interesting and unusual sites to visit

© Copyright - Les Eyzies de Tayac - designed by Dordogne Design