Travelling around the Dordogne without transport can be very problematic, as explained in our article Public Transport in the Dordogne and the visitor will have to do their homework and decide where the best places will be to use as a base.
I often get asked WHERE would I recommend to use as a base for someone without transport, and WHY ?..
My answer is always the same.. Les Eyzies de Tayac – I’m not claiming Les Eyzies is the nicest or most scenic village in the Dordogne, however, without any doubt I do believe it is the best place to use as a base, and for numerous good reasons..
Why choose Les Eyzies to use as a base for those without transport..
- Directly accessible by train, Les Eyzies is easily accessible by train especially from / to Paris, Bordeaux, Limoges, Perigueux, Bergerac etc.
- Les Eyzies has by far the most “Places of Interest” within walking distance from each other than any other town / village in the Dordogne
for example : Font de Gaume, Combarrelles, P.I.P, National Prehistoric Museum, L’abri Pataud, L’Abri de CroMagnon, Eglise de Tayac, Grand Roc, Laugerie Basse , Grot de Sourcier etc. etc.
- Great hiking trails that can take you further afield in a days hike such as : Eglise de Madaleine, Prehisto Park, Roc du Gazelle, Maison de Reijnac, Cap Blanc, Commarque etc. etc..
- Numerous canoe outfitters to experience the Vezere Valley, giving you the option to explore St. Leon Sur Vezere, La Roque St. Christophe, La Moustier, Eglise de Madaleine, Prehisto Park, Maison de Reijnac etc. etc.
- Plenty of restaurants, shops, a chemist, a supermarket, a laundromat etc. etc.
- Plenty of accommodation to fit every budget, hotels, B&B’s, Gites and campgrounds.
A visitor without any transportation could easily spend 5 days enjoying Les Eyzies and the surrounding area
For more info about Les Eyzies please visit www.leseyziesdetayac.info