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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

World Capital of Prehistory


Domaine(s) : Archeology

Region : Aquitaine


Description:

We suggest you spend a memorable weekend in the world capital of prehistory, Les Eyzies.

Numerous archaeological places of the highest order and classified by UNESCO as world heritage are present on the scene and it would be a shame not to enjoy!

Planning:

Here is the chronology of what seems interesting for a two days walk at Les Eyzies:
Day 1, morning:
- The Museum of Prehistory is a very good entry point because it will introduce you to what you will need to understand in the following. Allow one to two hours of visit;
Day 1, afternoon:
- The Combarelles Cave will immerse you with its 600 paintings of wild animals for one hour.
- The Font de Gaume Cave (reservations mandatory) will amaze you even more by its polychromy (a one hour visit);
- The shelter of Cap Blanc (reservations mandatory) and
- The shelter of Fish (reservations mandatory) to escape one hour each.
Day 2, morning:
- Visit of the sorcerer cave and his semi-troglodyte village (1 hour tour of the cave, followed by a walk through the village)
Day 2, afternoon:
- The best at teh end, the caves of the Rock Cazelle near the ones you will want to picnic then spend the entire afternoon to immerse yourself in the environment of our ancestors. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.

Comments:

For those who have more time or more for the fans, we also suggest to spend a week of five days of discoveries along the valley of the Vezere, that you will be able to find here below (Aquitaine & Midi-Pyrenees - 50,000 years ).

At last, when preparing your stay, be sure to book a visit to some caves (15 days to one month in advance to have a better chance of having a place). All details are given in the details here below in our website.

We let you organize your stay and hope that these suggestions will be helpful.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information.

Address:

24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies are located at 20km at the north of Sarlat, via the D704.

N 44°56'05'', E 01°01'44''

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