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.
Still not sure? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Les Eyzies, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Or expand your search and look at all our Dordogne recommendations.
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.
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.
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.