B&B Ferme de Tayac – 904 years of history..

historic accommodation in a former 12th Century monastery / farmhouse

B&B Ferme de Tayac, lovely 12th Century buildings, once monastery and farm. Its one meter thick walls, oak beam structures, and rooms carved out of the rock, make it a wonderful place to stay whilst you explore this fascinating part of the Vezere Valley. Your stay will be enhanced by the friendly hospitality and homely comfort offered by your hosts Suzanne and Mike. You will enjoy the pleasant garden, the refreshing swimming pool, and maybe the occasional five minute stroll into Les Eyzies, famous as the “Prehistoric Capital of the World” It is here that Cro Magnon man our ancestor made it one of the richest and most exciting of archaeological areas. A small local railway station a stone’s throw down the road, gives you the additional opportunity to venture further a field.

You are guaranteed a good night’s rest at Ferme de Tayac.

For hundreds of years Ferme de Tayac which was then a working farm and monastery offered a roof over the heads of not just the Monks of Paunat, but also to the weary travelers that were on their pilgrimage to St James the Great in Santiago de Compostela, following the St. James Way. Although St. Martin in Tayac is not an official “stop” on the St. James Way, it was a stop used by Pilgrims on their way from Perigueux to Rocamadour.

Fast forward 900 year to 2013, Ferme de Tayac is still offering travelers from around the world accommodation, although we have no doubts that rooms are larger and the beds more comfortable. All the bedrooms are “en suite” they are spacious, the beds are comfy, and all the rooms have a lovely view. With up to 1 meter thick walls you can choose to close the windows and have the bells of St Martin (the fortified church and national Monument opposite Ferme de Tayac) wake you up, or leave the windows open and wake up to the dawn chorus of the many different types of birds all trying to outsing each other.

Let’s not forget that the bedrooms are in former Monks quarters, and some people still insist that they have heard monks chanting when all the lights go out.

For more info about this lovely historic B&B, please visit www.fermedetayac.com

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