Millions of people from all around the world visit the Dordogne each year. The fact that you are reading this, hopefully means that you yourself are planning to visit this wonderful and very unique part of France, and even the world. Nowhere else in the world can you enjoy such historic diversity and scenic beauty as here in the Dordogne. We know that there are LOTS of B&B’s, hotels, Chambres etc to choose from, we also know that accommodation can make or break your well deserved vacation. So, why should you choose B&B Ferme de Tayac over all the others?.. Here is why we believe Ferme de Tayac is without doubt the best place to stay and use as a base while you enjoy everything the Dordogne has to offer.
1. Most people that visit the Dordogne, do so for the History, The Vezere Valley famous for being the Prehistoric Capital of the World, boasting attractions like Lascaux, Font de Gaume and Combarelles. The Dordogne valley famous for the stunning Medieval Towns & Villages, Castles, Forts and Bastides such as Beynac, Castelnaud, Roque Gageac and Domme. The Beune Valley where the Prehistory fuses with the Middle Ages, must see attractions are Cap Blanc and Commarque.
Ferme de Tayac oozes history, built 900 years ago ( 1113 – 2013 ) by the Monastery of Paunat, the now B&B served as a working farm and monastery. Opposite the fortified church St Martin, that was built together with Ferme de Tayac. Just 2 min. from Ferme de Tayac at the Abri de Cro-Magnon is where in 1868 the first ever remains were discovered of our direct ancestors the Cro-Magnon dating back more than 15,000 years. YES, the link between our Prehistoric ancestor the Neanderthal and Modern Man was discovered 2 min. from Ferme de Tayac.
Ferme de Tayac is in the heart of the Vezere Valley, walking distence to some of the most visited attractions, such as Font de Gaume, Combarelles and the National Prehistoric Museum. Ferme de Tayac is also just 15 min. from the heart of the Dordogne Valley with all the major attractions within 20 min from the B&B. Ferme de Tayac is also just 10 min from the Beune Valley.
So, if you are planning to visit the region with an interest in History, then why not stay in History?, B&B Ferme de Tayac offers 900 years of history under one roof.
2. Good food and a good choice of restaurants is very important..
B&B Ferme de Tayac is ideally located just 1 km from the center of Les Eyzies, 10 min from Le Bugue, 15 min from Beynac and 20 min. from Sarlat. You could stay at Ferme de Tayac for 5 years and eat at a different restaurant every night. Most guests that stay at B&B Ferme de Tayac explore the area in the daytime, and then in the evening take a relaxing 10 min stroll into Les Eyzies, the Prehistoric Capital of the world, and enjoy a great meal at any one of the 8+ restaurants Les Eyzies has to offer. Walking into the village also means you can fully relax and enjoy a well deserved glass, or in most cases, a bottle of your favorite wine.
On your stroll back to your room in former monks quarters, stop and remind yourself that THIS is the place your ancestors called HOME more than 260,000 years ago.
3. Explore and Relax.
By now, you probably know that the Dordogne has a LOT to offer,(check this map of the attractions all within 30 min. of Ferme de Tayac) and a LOT to see and explore, relaxing is very important, if you are not relaxed, you will not enjoy. Luckily the Dordogne days are long, so our guests can do a lot of exploring, and still find time and sun to relax at Ferme de Tayac. We offer a huge salt water swimming pool ( no chemicals here ) and plenty of spots in our gardens to just sit down with a good book or fellow guests and enjoy a good conversation with of course a nice bottle or glass of “Grape Juice” Ferme de Tayac is a B&B (Bed & Breakfast) but our guests can enjoy the huge “Guest Lounge”. It is here that guests will meet each other in the morning at breakfast, and share stories. Need to plan an excursion?, there are plenty of books and maps in the Guests Lounge that will make it easy for you.
4. A Breakfast that will get you through the day.
Sorry, but if you are on a diet, then this is NOT the place for you. We pick up our fresh baquettes every morning at the baker, along with Crossantes. REAL butter, a delicious choice of jams (jellies for USA) Local honies [ the flying kind, not the 2 legged kind 😉 ] There is also a choice of Muessli’s and other cereals, fresh orange juice and freshly brewed coffee or tea.
5. Comfortable Bed
All the mattresses at Ferme de Tayac are quality mattresses, you are guaranteed a comfortable sleep. The rooms are in former monks quarters, the rooms are large and have been renovated. The thick walls will keep your room nice and cool.
6. Staying Active, enjoying the outdoors
A lot of people like to combine a “sight seeing” holiday with an “active / outdoors” holiday. Ferme de Tayac has 5 marked hiking trails that start from the B&B, 30 min or a full day hiking. We are just 2 min. walk from the Vezere river, and we work closely with numerous canoe outfitters, so you can enjoy this from Ferme de Tayac. We can also arrange stunning horse riding trips that leave from our neighbor just 5 min. walk. There are also numerous Mountain Biking Trails that can be started at Ferme de Tayac. We can have top quality bicycles delivered to you from Aquitaine Bike.
Well, there you have 6 good reasons why you should seriously consider using Ferme de Tayac as your base to explore the Dordogne.
Ferme de Tayac has been offering accommodation to travelers for hundreds of years. 900 years ago the monks would share their roof with travellers and Pilgrims that were on their Pilgrimage to ST. James in Santiago de Compostella. Today travelers from around the world enjoy the historic and friendly atmosphere Ferme de Tayac offers.
However, we understand Ferme de Tayac is not suited for everyone, so we feel it is only fair to point out a few reasons as to why you might want to consider a more suitable accommodation.
All Mod Cons
Ferme de Tayac is 900 years old, we have done our best to keep all the genuine features of a 900 year old property. Behind the scenes, everything is modern, such as electrics, plumbing, heating, YES we even have internet etc, However, the property is filled with exposed oak beams, huge keystones and wooden floor boards. Chances are, that during your stay, you will hear a floor board creek, . We are also VERY pleased to say that we do NOT have any TV’s in the bedrooms or Guest lounge.
Ferme de Tayac is classed a B&B, however we do offer our guests more than the average B&B such as a huge comfortable Lounge, a “shared” refrigerator, a “shared” microwave and kettle, an outside BBQ if ever needed, and lots more, this does not make us a 5 star hotel. So, if you are looking for a 5 star fancy hotel complete with butler and direct line to the Hotel staff, and sound proof rooms, then we have strong reason to believe that Ferme de Tayac is not really going do it for you, and you might want to consider looking else where.
Let us finish this with the following.
Ferme de Tayac offers wonderful historic B&B accommodation in a 12th Century former farmhouse / monastery, ideally located just outside Les Eyzies, the worlds Prehistoric Capital. B&B Ferme de Tayac is an ideal place to use as a base to explore the Dordogne, as it is within 30 min of 90% of all the major Dordogne and Vezere attrations.