Les Eyzies de Tayac
Les Eyzies de Tayac is a typical Dordogne village, tucked into a valley on the banks of a meandering river with dramatic cliff faces - some houses are even built into the rock! The area is known for it's rich prehistoric history and there are several preserved cave dwellings nearby as well as the National Prehistoric Museum. The village is not far from the regional towns Périgueux, Bergerac and Brive.
Many sporting activities are on offer in the region; hiking, climbing, caving, canoeing/kayaking. For those interested in the rich history of the area, discover the National Prehistoric Museum, The International Prehistoric Centre as well as several monuments such as the Château de Castelnaud, le Parc de Marqueyssac and La Roque St- Christophe.
Things not to miss
Couples and grown-up friends will love going on a Dordogne wine tour of the Bergerac vineyards. Tour company Duck & Truffle offer tours starting at Eu100 for up to four people. The tour will take you to three vineyards, with plenty of time for tasting a variety of wines.
The Caves of Proumeyssac are quite simply mind-blowing. As well as collections of huge stalactites and stalagmites, there’s a waterfall, crystals, layered pools of milky water, as well as a musical light show.
Les Sangliers de Mortemart is a boar farm that sits just 20 minutes from the residence. Walk around the farm and spot wild boars, which are being raised in semi-freedom. The true meaning of the phrase free range! From stripy piglets to snuffling old boars, the farm hosts hundreds of these creatures. A tour costs just Eu3 for adults and Eu1.50 for children.