Les Eyzies tourism and travel guide

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Visit Les Eyzies: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The pretty valley of the Vézère is an important region for its well preserved prehistoric settlements

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Les Eyzies. For detailed visitor information see the Les Eyzies travel guide.

Les Eyzies is situated in the Dordogne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 36 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Les Eyzies is 447 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Les Eyzies

The Chateau de Commarque is an imposing ruined castle that was 'found' in the forest and has now been cleared and opened to the public.: Chateau de Commarque

The Grotte de Rouffignac contains engravings and drawings of more than 100 mammouths: Grotte de Rouffignac

The Grotte du Grand Roc is a beautiful natural cave system in the Dordogne.: The Grotte du Grand Roc

The pretty valley of the Vézère is an important region for its well preserved prehistoric settlements: Vezere Valley

Popular places to visit nearby include The Grotte du Grand Roc at 2 km and Laugerie-Basse at 2 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Les Eyzies, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Les Eyzies in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Dordogne

Map of places to visit near Les Eyzies

Markets in and near Les Eyzies

  • Les Eyzies: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Le Bugue: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Sunday (8km)
  • Le Buisson-de-Cadouin: market Friday (13km)
  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (17km)
  • Belves: market Saturday (18km)
  • Montignac: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Domme: market Thursday (22km)
  • Thenon: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac: market Saturday (24km)

More information about Les Eyzies, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Les Eyzies, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Les Eyzies.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (16km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (17km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (18km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (23km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (26km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (32km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (36km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (37km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (41km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de Planbuisson (13km)
  • Jardins du château de Losse (13km)
  • Jardin de Conty (15km)
  • Jardins de la Bourlie (15km)
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (17km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (20km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (22km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (24km)
  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire (31km)
  • Jardin de la Daille (32km)
  • Jardins du château de Hautefort (37km)
  • Jardins du château de Montréal (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte du Grand Roc (0km)
  • Gouffre de la Fage (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Eyzies

Canton: Vallée de l'Homme

Arrondissement: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24620

Distance to Les Eyzies

from Perigueux (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 447 km

from Calais: 671 km

from Nice: 516 km

from Bordeaux: 126 km

from Strasbourg: 653 km

Getting here

Les Eyzies is in the south-west of France. Most visitors fly into the airports at either Bergerac (or Bordeaux). Alternatively to drive from the cross-channel ports takes around 9-11 hours. For driving distances to Les Eyzies from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Campagne, Manaurie, Meyrals, Peyzac-le-Moustier, Saint-Cirq, Savignac-de-Miremont, Tursac and Vezere Valley.

This page in French: Visiter Les Eyzies