The beautiful picturesque Les Eyzies
de Tayac in the heart of the Vezere Valley was home to our ancestors over 460000 years ago.
Why did our ancestors, who where nomads, and used to be constantly on the move, decide to make this area their home?
During the ice age
troops of large herbivores such as
reindeer, mammoths, woolly rhinoceroses took refuge in the Aquitaine Basin.
Even at the height of the ice age, a thin line of greenery ran along the Vezere River.With an abundance of animals, fish, wood, flint, and plenty of shelters and cave the Vezere Valley soon became home to Neanderthals and later Cro Magnon.
Today, millions of people from all around the world come to Les Eyzies and the Vezere Valley known as the Prehistoric Capital of the World to visit famous sites such as the caves of Font de Gaume, the Combarelles, Lascaux, the National Prehistoric Museum and lots more.
It was here in Les Eyzies de Tayac
that the link was discovered between Prehistoric Man and Modern man.