A great list of must visit tourist attractions in and around Les Eyzies de Tayac

Today, millions of people from all around the world come to Les Eyzies and the Vezere Valley known as the Prehistoric Capital of the World to visit famous and unique sites such as Font de Gaume, Combarelles, Lascaux, the National Prehistoric Museum and lots more.

The New Lascaux 4

Lascaux 4, is poised to become the leading tourist attraction and cultural tool associated with Lascaux's world-famous painted and engraved cave art

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.

Gouffre de Proumeyssac

The caves of Proumeyssac are mainly one huge cavern and inside are some incredible collections of stalactites and stalagmites. From the ceiling hang four huge stalactite formations.

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

Prehistoric Cave Paintings at Lascaux

Lascaux is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the Dordogne département

La Roque Gageac

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

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.

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

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

The cave of Rouffignac

The cave of Rouffignac is unique in many ways. First, it is about three miles from the Vèzére River, all the others are much closer. Secondly it is really long - several miles long

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
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