Deep in the Dordogne countryside, the commune of Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil lies in the Perigord Noir region. Sprung to fame in the late 19th century with the discovery of one of the oldest human skeletons ever found, discovered in a cave nearby. Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil’s surrounding countryside make it a stunningly dramatic place to stay anyway, with the huge limestone cliff faces in which the discoveries were made, giving the village a remarkable backdrop.
The region of Perigord Noir around a holiday rental in Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil is an amazingly wild region of dramatic limestone scenery, forged by the storms of many millennia. The dramatic cliffs, pre-historic caves, gushing rivers and lush, wide valleys are a haven for nature lovers and those wishing to escape to the great outdoors where nature influences life far more than its local residents. Imposing castles, timeless villages and elegant chateaux are scattered throughout the Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil region, making it even more picturesque.
The lush and varied countryside produces some magnificent flavours. Local markets throughout the area brim with the freshest of local produce, perfect for stocking the shelves of your self catering Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil holiday rental, whether you are hoping to have a blissful meal watching the sun setting over the cliffs, take a sun blessed picnic along the river bed or simply enjoy learning to cook Dordogne delicacies. If you would prefer to eat out during your stay in Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil, there is a fantastic (Michelin starred) restaurant within the village.
The rivers of the Dordogne and Vezere both flow within easy striking distance of a Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil villa. The rivers are both best known for their quality of fishing, available to any visitor with a permit, which will be readily available from the majority of villages in the area. Providing a blissfully peaceful and scenic for both walkers and those taking the slow route with the help of a canoe, the rivers provide the finest, and most relaxing, way to explore Perigord Noir from Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil accommodation.
Historians will be fascinated by the region’s rich past. The medieval castles and old roman towns will of course be of interest, but it is the amazing pre-historic cave paintings discovered in the region that really capture the imagination. The caves of Lascaux are the most famous and most dramatic of the regions cave paintings, and have been protected by UNESCO accreditation.
The medieval jewel of Perigord Noir, Sarlat, is well worth investigation from a holiday rental property in Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil. Sarlat is almost an open air medieval and renaissance museum, and anyone with even a passing interest in the region’s history must have Sarlat high on their list of attractions to explore. The summer months sees Sarlat filled with visitors for the many festivals, events and fairs put on whilst the sun shines.
The weather in Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil is very mild. The period from May until October is warm and dry, with daily temperatures in the high 20’s and low 30’s (˚C). During the middle of winter, conditions can get cold, with snow not uncommon during January.
The closest airport to a holiday rental property in Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil is Bergerac Airport (ECG), reachable in around an hour. Amazingly for such a small airport, there are actually a great range of flights available direct from the UK. Ryanair provide direct flights from the East Midlands (EMA), Liverpool (LPL) and Stansted, whilst Flybe provide services direct from Birmingham (BHX), Edinburgh (EDI), Exeter (EXE), Manchester (MAN) and Southampton (SOU), with new services being announced continually.