Author Archive for: fermedetayac

Update 2014 Tickets for Font de Gaume

April 23, 2014
23 Apr 2014

In 2013 the world famous for it’s original cave paintings Font de Gaume decided they would no longer take online reservations for visits. This meant that you could only get one of the limited 80 tickets per day by queuing VERY early in the hope of getting lucky. This also meant that thousands of travelers from around the world, that came to see the paintings were turned away.. Disappointed to say the least. Read more

Forgotten Glory Hiking Trail

April 18, 2014
18 Apr 2014

History of  FORGOTTEN GLORY

In the Spring of 1348 the Black Death or as most know it, The Plague reached the Dordogne, less than a month after ships expelled from Genoa stopped briefly at Marseilles before moving on to the coast of Spain. From Marseilles the disease moved west into the Dordogne. 10’s of Thousands of people throughout the Dordogne died within a matter of months, and small villages and hamlets were deserted in sometimes a matter of weeks. Forgotten Glory is an exploration hike to a, what was once a small thriving hamlet consisting of about 20 homes and small farms and walled pastures. Left behind more than 700 years ago, nature has reclaimed what was hers to start with, Leaving just one thing behind… Forgotten Glory

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Trail of Wild Garlic

April 17, 2014
17 Apr 2014

The Trail of Wild Garlic is a Ferme de Tayac hiking trail, and you will not find any info about this fantastic and exciting hiking trail anywhere else. The reason for this is because most of the hike is on private land.

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The Seven Brothers Loop Hiking Trail

April 17, 2014
17 Apr 2014

The Seven Brothers Loop Hiking Trail is a wonderful 6km / 2 hours trail that gives the hiker a chance to explore the medieval Tayac, before taking you along ancient trails that were used by market traders for 1000’s of years.

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Commarque Loop Hiking Trail

April 16, 2014
16 Apr 2014

The Commarque Loop is a fantastic 2 hour / 6km  scenic hike, ideal for everyone interested in the many aspects of the history Commarque boasts of, including Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval.

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Prehistoric Loop Hiking Trail

April 13, 2014
13 Apr 2014

Prehistoric Loop Hiking Trail

This is a fairly new trail that Les Eyzies has put together. The trail takes you on a journey to the main Prehistoric spots the area has to offer. Along the way, information boards explain the history and or Geology of the area. Read more

Hells Gorge Loop Hiking Trail

April 2, 2014
02 Apr 2014

Hells Gorge loop is a fantastic and scenic 10 km marked hiking trail that takes you through and over Hells Gorge.

 

History of  Hells Gorge

Although the area was used by our Prehistoric ancestors, it was the Romans that were convinced that  Hells Gorge was the entrance to Hell. 

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Images of Ferme de Tayac April 2014

April 2, 2014
02 Apr 2014

Images of B&B Ferme de Tayac taken on April 1st 2014, the day our 2014 season started Read more

Ferme de Tayac Mountain Biking Trails Dordogne

February 13, 2013
13 Feb 2013

The Dordogne has more than 4000 miles of marked trails, and this number is increasing as all the trails are being connected. In theory you could visit almost every single town and village in the Dordogne, no matter how small just by using the trails.

Les Eyzies de Tayac, in the heart of the Vezere Valley is without doubt the mountain biking capital of the Dordogne. From Les Eyzies, you will have unlimited trail options and possibilities, from an exciting 2 mile loop, to a never ending mayhem epic of the whole Dordogne region. The great thing about mountain biking in this area is the fact that you can ALWAYS loop your ride. The choice for MTB’ers here in Les Eyzies is never ending. Read more

Marked hiking trails from Ferme de Tayac

January 20, 2013
20 Jan 2013

The Dordogne and Vezere Valley has so much to offer, and most visitors have very limited time to actually relax and enjoy the real beauty away from the crowds the area has to offer. The Dordogne has one of, if not THE best hiking / trails network in the world. In theory every Dordogne town, village and commune can be reached using the well marked hiking trails trails.  Read more