Tourist Attractions

The Dordogne has so much to offer, it would be impossible to put everything onto just one page, so we have categorised them into “Towns and Villages”, “Attractions” and “Things to do”.. We have made a small selection of each. All mentioned here are within 30 min. driving distance from Ferme de Tayac ( times can vary depending on the time of year) 

National Prehistoric Museum 

National Prehistoric Museum - Ferme de Tayac

Built in an overhang shelter on the face of a striking cliff, the National Prehistoric Museum of Eyzies-de-Tayac is located in Dordogne, in southwestern France. The museum features unique archaeological collections chiefly discovered at the most prestigious excavation sites in the Vézère Valley, added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List owing to its many Palaeolithic remains.

** 10 min. walk from Ferme de Tayac **  

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Font de Gaume

Font de Gaume - Ferme de Tayac

Located in Les Eyzies, on the Sarlat road, Font de Gaume Cave is a showpiece of Magdalenian engravings and paintings from around 14 000 BC. The flints (chisels, scrapers, blades) and other things found in the cave during the excavations testify to a continual occupation since the Mousterian age, or the age of the Neanderthals.

** 3 min. drive from Ferme de Tayac ** 

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Grand Roc

Grot de Grand Roc - Ferme de Tayac

In 1922, Jean Maury, who was then an archaeologist at Laugerie Basse, noticed a small natural terrace halfway up the great cliff of the Grand Roc.He quickly climbed up to discover a small crack giving way to a slow flowing spring. Unaware of the origin of this flow, this inquiring mind rapidly imagined that a hidden cavity might reveal the source. After two years of hard work and a last mining foray on April 29, 1924, Jean Maury, his sister and daughter, entered the untouched cave.

** 3 min. drive from Ferme de Tayac **

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Forte de Reignac

forte de reignacBuilt under the escarpments, this refuge juts out from the rock into which it has been dug and conceals huge rock shelters that have witnessed some interesting events of our civilisation for more than 20,000 years.
Vastly larger than one could imagine from the outside, the façade conceals some impressive underground and overhead rooms, such as the great main hall, the armory, dining hall, living quarters, kitchen, bedrooms, chapel, prison cell, dungeon, wine cellar

** 10 min. drive from Ferme de Tayac **

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Aquarium Perigord

Aquarium Perigord - Ferme de Tayac

Here is a place that is fun, educational, in praise of life – where river fish can be observed in their natural element. See them in huge, open-air tanks with trees, rocks and sun as a backdrop: a wonderful way to understand and love nature. Both children and adults will enjoy the special events: public feeding times, divers, frogmen. Visit Europe’s largest private aquarium

** -10 min. drive from Ferme de Tayac ** 

 

 

 


Chateau des Milandes

Chateau des Milandes - Ferme de TayacIt was in 1489 that François de Caumont, lord of Castelnaud, began building the Château des Milandes on a spot dominating La Dordogne. The interior consists of large, bright rooms, which are fully furnished and boast monumental fireplaces. The chateau is also famous thanks to Joséphine Baker, who owned it from 1947 to 1968. The Museum of Falconry, housed in the chateau’s highest tower, displays the falconer’s accessories.

** -20 min. drive from Ferme de Tayac **

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Village du Bournat

Village du Bournat - Ferme de Tayac

The Village of Bournat is like nowhere else. Born of passion, it has become one of the best places of interest to visit in Périgord, promising you enjoyment, whatever your age and interests. Become 100 years younger! In the Village, the organized events, games and fairground stands – like they used to be 100 years ago – are free of charge.

** -10 min. drive from Ferme de Tayac ** 

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Castelnaud

Castelnaud - Ferme de Tayac

The Chateau of Castelnaud, or rather Castenau “the new castle,” was founded in the 12th century. The keep and curtain wall (on the inside) were built in the 13th century. The latter forms a spur on the side exposed to attack. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Caumonts embellished the castle and upgraded its defense system to withstand artillery attacks: see the gun tower, main building, and lower enclosure.

** 15 min. drive from Ferme de Tayac **
 

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Chateau de Beynac

Chateau de Beynac - Ferme de TayacBeynac … Village on the bank of the Dordogne, built against a steep cliff and dominated by the famous castle from the 13th-14th century. The castle offers one of the most amazing views on the valley of the Dordogne. Several houses were built in the 15th, 16th and 17th century. Also visit the archeological park and the museum of primal-history. Paul Eluard came to this marvelous town to spend his last days.

** -20 min. drive from Ferme de Tayac **

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 Gardens of Marqueyssac

marqueyssacLaid out on a rocky spur overlooking the Dordogne Valley between La Roque-Gageac and Beynac, the Gardens of Marqueyssac  cover an area of 22ha. The charm of the terrace gardens has delighted its visitors for the last three centuries and there is no doubt that Marqueyssac has become one of France’s most beautiful Italian-style gardens.

** -20 min. drive from Ferme de Tayac **

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