Les Eyzies

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Les Eyzies, or Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to give it its full name, is at the heart of the Vézère Valley, perfectly located for seeing the beautiful Dordogne. The town itself isn’t a particular stunner, the main street is charming enough but with a few more souvenir shops than many might want. Indeed our pick of the best places to stay in Les Eyzies tend to be situated slightly out of town, though they're still excellently placed to explore the area.

Les Eyzies does offer a wonderful Prehistory Museum and you’re close to the caves of Font de Gaume, which has the only original multicoloured prehistoric cave paintings still open to the public - and is limited to only 80 visitors per day; the Rouffignac Cave, which is a three level cave complex with around 1kms worth of maze-like tunnels, which you can visit on the electric train; and the Combarelles Cave which is known for its wonderful animal engravings.

As with all popular destinations in the Dordogne, the best places to stay in Les Eyzies will be extremely busy during the peak summer months. So unless you're planning an off season trip, get organised and book early.

Best Places to Stay in Les Eyzies

For an old coaching inn

  • Once a coaching house, Les Glycines is now a 16 room hotel with chic, modern decor and a fabulous terrace restaurant. Relaxing, but also gourmet, this is a great base for exploring the Dordogne.

For a farmhouse conversion

  • La Ferme Lamy is a 12 room stone and terracotta farmhouse conversion with simple, whitewashed walls and stone floors, and a wonderful terraced garden. As well as the pool terrace there’s also a breakfast terrace. Great for both families and couples.

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  • Les Glycines

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Dordogne

    A former coaching inn set in lush parkland. Contemporary chic rooms and suites, restaurant terrace with fabulous views, and swimming pool. A gourmet spot with a relaxing atmosphere.

    16 rooms from $112
    Sights nearby  -  Excellent base for exploring the Dordogne Valley
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
  • La Ferme Lamy

    Meyrals, Dordogne

    Delightful stone and terracotta farmhouse conversion. Simple rooms with white washed walls, stone floors, wooden beamed ceilings and terraces onto the garden. Swimming pool and breakfast terrace. Laid back and relaxed. Great for families and couples.

    12 rooms from $113
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Le Centenaire

    Les Eyzies (Dordogne)

    A simple yet stylish hotel with the relaxed feel of a home from home. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, some with balconies, and suites can sleep up to five. Gastronomic restaurant with lovely outside dining. A good base for exploring and ideal for families, with plenty to do close by.

    20 rooms from $135
    Kayaking  -  Kayaking and canoeing on the Vezere or Dordogne rivers
    Sights nearby  -  National Prehistoric Museum. Sarlat is not far
    Great walks  -  Hiking and walking routes nearby
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool
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