Les Eyzies-de-Taynac

(pronounced: Lays - E-Zees)

Les Eyzies-de-Taynac, on the Vezere River, is the home of Perigord's earliest inhabitants...from a period more than 500,00 years ago.  The limestone cliffs above the town provided excellent shelter for early  man.  The village of Les Eyzies is famous due to the 1868 revelation of a new phase in human development...Cro-Magnon man (homo sapiens sapiens) dating back 35,000 years.  If you look closely in the cliff above the buildings, you can see the white statue of "Primitive Man" by Paul Darde.