Les Eyzies tourism and travel guide

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

Les Eyzies is situated in the Dordogne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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.

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 mammoths: 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

The Musee National de Prehistoire in Les Eyzies contains one of the most complete collections relating to prehistory in France.: Musee National de Prehistoire

The Abri Cro-Magnon is an information centre built at the site of the first discovery of Cro-Magnon man - our ancestors.: The Abri Cro Magnon

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

Popular places to visit nearby include The Abri Cro Magnon at 1 km and Font-de-Gaume at 1 km.

Les Eyzies, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Musee National de Prehistoire

Musee National de Prehistoire

less than one km (direction south)

The Musee National de Prehistoire in Les Eyzies contains one of the...

See Musee National de Prehistoire guide
The Abri Cro Magnon

The Abri Cro Magnon

less than one km (direction west-north-west)

The Abri Cro-Magnon is an information centre built at the site of...

See The Abri Cro Magnon guide
Font-de-Gaume

Font-de-Gaume

Cave less than one km (direction east)

The caves at Font-de-Gaume are one of the last caves in France...

See Font-de-Gaume guide
The Grotte du Grand Roc

The Grotte du Grand Roc

Cave at 2 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See The Grotte du Grand Roc guide
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Laugerie-Basse

Laugerie-Basse

Cave at 2 km (direction north-west)

Laugerie Basse is a prehistoric shelter in the Vezere Valley in the...

See Laugerie-Basse guide
Campagne

Campagne

at 5 km (direction west-south-west)

Campagne is a pretty village with a splendid castle in the centre...

See Campagne guide
Vezere Valley

Vezere Valley

at 5 km (direction south-east)

The pretty valley of the Vézère is an important region for its...

See Vezere Valley guide
Chateau de Commarque

Chateau de Commarque

Castle at 7 km (direction east)

The Chateau de Commarque is an imposing ruined castle that was 'found'...

See Chateau de Commarque guide
La-Roque-Saint-Christophe

La-Roque-Saint-Christophe

Cave at 7 km (direction north-east)

The prehistoric dwellings built in the cliffs at La Roque-Saint-Christophe are one...

See La-Roque-Saint-Christophe guide
Le Bugue

Le Bugue

at 7 km (direction west)

The town of Le Bugue, on the Dordogne river banks, is very...

See Le Bugue guide
Saint-Cyprien

Saint-Cyprien

at 8 km (direction south-south-east)

Saint-Cyprien village has a very picturesque historic centre and lovely views across...

See Saint-Cyprien guide
Le Moustier

Le Moustier

at 8 km (direction north-east)

Le Moustier is a small village that is home to two prehistoric...

See Le Moustier guide
Cabanes du Breuil

Cabanes du Breuil

at 9 km (direction east)

The Cabanes du Breuil are ancient farm buildings made from dry stone...

See Cabanes du Breuil guide
Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere

Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere

Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction north-east)

In the heart of the UNESCO listed Vézère Valley, the village of...

See Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Les Eyzies, France

What to do at Les Eyzies? 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

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Les Eyzies is in the south-west of France at 36 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Les Eyzies is 447 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

 
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