Sep 2, 2019 - Explore Carol Ann Simmonds's board "Les Eyzies, France", followed by 755 people on Pinterest. L’abri Pataud cave is in the centre of Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac and was lived in by pre-historic Cro-Magnon between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago. Les Eyzies de Tayac, situated in the heart of the Vezere Valley, an unspoilt area of great natural beauty with rolling hills, tranquil rivers and fascinating cliff and rock formations It is home to the world’s most beautiful caves and some with outstanding crystallisations. This extraordinary cave contains the only original polychrome (as opposed to single-colour) paintings still open to the public. Discover thousands of years of human history Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, from the rock shelters and caves of our more recent ancestors, some of which are adorned with the finest examples of Ice Age art in Europe, to the Medieval rock-cut shelters occupied during the 100 Year’s War. This locale is home to the Musée national de Préhistoire  (National Museum of Prehistory) and the area contains several important archaeological sites, including the Font-de-Gaume, Grotte du Grand-Roc  and Lascaux cave prehistoric rock dwellings. Les Eyzies is a village in the heart of the Vezere Valley (in the centre of the Dordogne) and within easy access of a great number of prehistoric caves and drawings and remnants. which show cases many pre-historic artifacts . Les Combarelles Cave is located on the left bank of the Beune River, about 2 kilometres from Les Eyzies de Tayac in the direction of Sarlat. More than 460.000 years ago our ancestors settled in the lush green Vezere Valley. Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil lies in the Périgord Noir area. Many of the items found during archeological digs can be seen in the neighbouring museum of pre-histoy. It is because of this, and the beauty of the surrounding natural environment, that the village is a very popular base for visitors exploring this unique region. 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 Neandertals. See more ideas about dordogne, cave paintings, prehistoric art. The cave’s hundreds of sometimes superimposed engravings, dating to the mid-Magdalenian Period of Paleolithic art (about 14,000 years ago), were discovered in 1901.Most of the images depict horses, bison, deer, and mammoths, but the cave also contains noteworthy images of … Les Combarelles, long, narrow cave near Les Eyzies in Dordogne, France, famous for its prehistoric engravings.. It is served by the Gare des Eyzies railway station. 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 usual range of animals are depicted here, including horses, bison, mammoth, reindeer and stags, bears, and lions. Today, It actually consists of two caves - "Les Combarelles I" and the much smaller "Les Combarelles II" - which share a single wide entrance. This cave, unlike many other caves in the Les Eyzies area that are open to the public, has many, many more engravings than paintings.